Cardtoons Publications is based in the Lake District, and designs, publishes and distributes cartoon postcards, photographic postcards, photographic greetings cards, and other related gift products.
Cardtoons Publications was established in 1985 by the company owners Robin Sadler and Colin Shelbourn, initially as a showcase for the cartooning work of Colin Shelbourn. Since then the product ranges have grown and the photographic element in the products that are published has assumed equal importance. At the last count they had the photographic images of over 20 top class photographers, including the work of David Ward, David Lyons, Steve Barber, David Tarn and Val Corbett.
The company has gone from strength to strength, growing organically each year. In 2005 they purchased a small postcard company from Claughton Images which enabled them to extend their ranges. Their company policy is to design and publish things that are different, whether it be the cartoon designs on postcards and maps, or the high quality images used in the varying and different postcard formats, everything is unique.