Cartoonists Against Amazon (USA)

Cartoonists Against Amazon is a group organizing in opposition to Amazon’s inhumane labour practices, and the company’s ongoing involvement in supplying tech to ICE (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.) ComiXology, a digital distribution platform for comics, was purchased by Amazon in 2014, and the two sponsor numerous comics, literary and small press festivals across the world. In September 2019, Cartoonists Against Amazon penned an open letter to comics festivals calling on them to cease all partnerships with the the companies. The letter additionally demands complete transparency regarding sponsorships and money allocation in the future. The letter was signed by over 190 artists, writers, publishers, critics, organizations and industry professionals.