Cartoon Usage

Since 1991, The 5th Wave cartoons have appeared in every For Dummies book since the very first one, "DOS for Dummies". Since then, more than 200 million books have been printed covering over 1,600 titles. From Algebra to Organic Gardening, Data Warehousing to Needlecrafts, Diabetes to Day Trading, there are as many titles as you can think of, and consequently, cartoons to match. If you see a cartoon from a For Dummies book, and you want to use it, contact us and we'll arrange for a quote and copyright release. Rich Tennant is the sole copyright holder of The 5th Wave cartoons published in the For Dummies books. Cartoons from those books can be licensed only through this website.

How to Purchase

Buy Online. You can buy cartoons online for use in PowerPoint presentations, Websites, and Newsletters. To get started, visit our Cartoon Gallery.

Pay by Check. To pay by check, please contact us with your request. We'll send you your files after we receive your payment.

Other Uses such as Intranets, Magazines, Marketing/DM, Calendars, Textbooks, Promotional Items, or exclusive use. Please contact us and provide a detailed account of how you wish to use the cartoon. Please be as specific as possible, including estimate of viewship, black and white or 4-color art, how long the artwork will be in circulation and any other specifics of usage. We'll get back to you with a quote.


Color Cartoons

Many of our cartoons are available in color!


We reserve the right to remove any license for any reason. Full refund will be given.

Licensing of Artwork

PowerPoint Presentations: The cartoon you are purchasing is licensed for use in a PowerPoint Presentation and may not be used in handouts, flyers, advertorial posters, or in any print media. No alterations to the artwork are allowed without specific permission from the artist. All additional use of this cartoon must be referred to The 5th Wave Studio to determine the appropriate licensing fee and copyright release. 

Educational Use: Pertains to use by teachers and students (K-12, College) in one school classroom for one academic year. No alterations to the artwork or additional reproduction or distribution is allowed.

Websites: The cartoon you are purchasing is licensed for non-exclusive use on a website only for the period designated and not for additional electronic or print distribution of any kind. Credit line to read: ©The 5th Wave. No alterations to the artwork are allowed without specific permission from the artist. All additional use of this cartoon must be referred to The 5th Wave Studio to determine the appropriate licensing fee and copyright release.

Newsletters: The cartoon you are purchasing is licensed for use in a print or electronic newsletter within the stated circulation and "in-house/customer" designation only. Credit line to read: ©The 5th Wave. No alterations to the artwork are allowed without specific permission from the artist. All additional use of this cartoon must be referred to The 5th Wave Studio to determine the appropriate licensing fee and copyright release.

Personal Prints: Cartoons licensed as personal prints are for personal display only and not for further reproduction or distribution.