It began as a simple idea. The idea was, we can’t all be millionaire political donors or well-connected Washington insiders, but we each have a talent – something that sets us apart from everyone else on the planet. And that talent, whatever it is, could be channeled into an effort to help elect Gov. Mitt Romney President of the United States. For blogger/activist Mike Sage (editor of America Needs Mitt and host of Mitt Romney Radio) and veteran comic book artist Sal Velluto, a single phone call was all it took to give birth to a collaboration that has the potential to reach into practically every home in America. The fruits of that collaboration is a new pro-Romney web site called MittFitts! Toons for Romney.
The web site serves as a focal point for the syndication of pro-Romney cartoons to web sites, blogs, and social media nationwide. Syndication of the cartoons is free, and easily arranged using the website’s RSS feed. (RSS is an acronym that stands for Really Simple Syndication. For more information on RSS, click here.) By syndicating the cartoons via RSS, a website owner or blogger can automatically receive and display the cartoons as soon as they are published. You don’t have to be a website owner or blogger to take advantage of MittFitts’ RSS feed. It can also be set up to simply email you each cartoon as soon as they are published, so you can be the first on your block to see them!
In addition to the political and educational mission of the web site, Sage and Velluto hope to raise money for the Romney campaign by selling the original hand-drawn cartoons. The one-of-a-kind pen-and-ink drawings supporting the candidacy of Mitt Romney have the potential to become collectors items. Net proceeds from the sale of MittFits original art will be donated to the Romney campaign or one of its affiliated political action committees. (Net proceeds means transaction cost minus S&H and payment processor fee.)
The web site serves another function, as well. A discussion forum on the site doubles as an “idea factory” facilitating the creative process, linking writers and cartoonist for brainstorming. If you’d like to participate as a MittFitts writer, contact MittFitts.com or register in the forum.
MittFitts cartoons may be freely distributed and used royalty-free, as long as they are not altered or edited in any way. If you become aware of a MittFitts cartoon being used in a fashion that violates these copyright terms and restrictions, please report it.