- a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest.
- comic strip.
- animated cartoon.
- Fine Arts. a full-scale design for a picture, ornamental motif or pattern, or the like, to be transferred to a fresco, tapestry, etc.
- resembling a cartoon or caricature: The novel is full of predictable, cartoon characters, never believable as real people.
- to represent by a cartoon.
- to draw cartoons.
Origin of cartoon
Examples from the Web for cartoonist
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
“My name is Alison Bechdel and I am a cartoonist,” she says with a little laugh at the beginning of her MacArthur video.Alison Bechdel: Genius to Watch Out For
September 18, 2014
The combination of talents that you need to be a daily cartoonist is weird.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder
April 21, 2014
The young Syrian-Palestinian cartoonist extends a vital tradition—but one where reprisal can mean violence death.Hani Abbas Extends the Vital Tradition of Political Cartooning in the Mideast
October 20, 2013
Syrian cartoonist Ali Farazat had both of his arms broken by regime thugs.Celebrate Dictator Appreciation Month
June 20, 2013
And the cartoonist from Milwaukee took to looking for a cloud with a field glass.Land of the Burnt Thigh
Edith Eudora Kohl
He had been the cartoonist of the college magazine when I was its editor.If You Don't Write Fiction
Charles Phelps Cushing
The men who have borne the title of Punch's Cartoonist are fifteen in number.The History of "Punch"
M. H. Spielmann
The cartoonist submits to him rough drafts of contemplated drawings.News Writing
M. Lyle Spencer
Are singers less able to portray in art than is the cartoonist?Seed Thoughts for Singers
Frank Herbert Tubbs
- a humorous or satirical drawing, esp one in a newspaper or magazine, concerning a topical event
- Also called: comic strip a sequence of drawings in a newspaper, magazine, etc, relating a comic or adventurous situation
- See animated cartoon
- a full-size preparatory sketch for a fresco, tapestry, mosaic, etc, from which the final work is traced or copied
Word Origin and History for cartoonist
1864 (implied in cartooned), from cartoon (n.). Related: Cartooning.
1670s, "a drawing on strong paper (used as a model for another work)," from French carton, from Italian cartone "strong, heavy paper, pasteboard," thus "preliminary sketches made by artists on such paper" (see carton). Extension to comical drawings in newspapers and magazines is 1843.
Punch has the benevolence to announce, that in an early number of his ensuing Volume he will astonish the Parliamentary Committee by the publication of several exquisite designs, to be called Punch's Cartoons! ["Punch," June 24, 1843]
Also see -oon.