verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of cartoon
Examples from the Web for cartoonist
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
“My name is Alison Bechdel and I am a cartoonist,” she says with a little laugh at the beginning of her MacArthur video.
The combination of talents that you need to be a daily cartoonist is weird.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder|Rich Goldstein|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Patrick Hilsman|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Syrian cartoonist Ali Farazat had both of his arms broken by regime thugs.
The cartoonist scrambled down from his mount and led the old, stiff-jointed, sway-backed horse up to the door.Land of the Burnt Thigh|Edith Eudora Kohl
It should be noted that the "kicked-out" idea is a favourite one with the cartoonist.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)|Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
Even in later years the cartoonist did not entirely refrain from this method of belittling Mr. Cleveland's capabilities.The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature|Arthur Bartlett Maurice
It is the cartoonist's conventional conception of the modern Captain of Industry.Craftsmanship in Teaching|William Chandler Bagley
The cartoonist prepared a quiet supper for them and they remained overnight in the Nast home.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Word Origin for cartoon
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.