cartoonist

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."

Definitions of cartoonist
  1. noun
    a person who draws cartoons
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    Jules Feifer
    United States cartoonist who created a sarcastic comic strip (born in 1929)
    Reuben Lucius Goldberg
    United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883-1970)
    Sir David Alexander Cecil Low
    British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    William Henry Mauldin
    United States cartoonist noted for his drawings of soldiers in battle (1921-2003)
    Thomas Nast
    United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)
    Charles Munroe Schulz
    United States cartoonist whose comic strip included the beagle Snoopy (1922-2000)
    Shelby Silverstein
    United States poet and cartoonist remembered for his stories and poems for children (1932-1999)
    Saul Steinberg
    United States cartoonist (born in Romania) noted for his caricatures of famous people (1914-1999)
    Sir John Tenniel
    English cartoonist (1820-1914)
    James Grover Thurber
    United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
    types:
    lampoon artist
    a cartoonist who draws parodies or satirical renditions of cultural or social or political situations
    type of:
    draftsman, drawer
    an artist skilled at drawing
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