If you're a cartoonist, you draw cartoons for fun or as a job. Political cartoonists make simple drawings that comment on current events or politics.
A cartoon is usually a fairly uncomplicated drawing that tells a brief, funny story, and a cartoonist is a person who creates them. Charles Schulz was a cartoonist who drew the "Peanuts" comic strip for fifty years. Some cartoonists have their cartoons appear weekly or daily in newspapers, while others publish books or draw cartoons for web sites. Cartoonist comes from cartoon, originally "a drawing on strong paper," with its French root carton, "heavy paper or pasteboard."