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Cartoon

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A political cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt
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A political cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt

A cartoon is a drawing in which features of the subject are exaggerated and stylized, usually in a humorous way. An animated movie, composed of many drawings, is also sometimes called a cartoon. Cartoons may depict humans, but many also depict animals, monsters, or non-living objects given human-like characteristics, such as human emotions and the ability to speak. (see furry fandom).

The people who draw cartoons for a living are called cartoonists.

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[edit] How the word originated

It originally meant, portrait.

[edit] Satire

Cartoons have been popular forms of satire since the 1700s. In modern times satirical political cartoons are still popular and appear in many newspapers.

[edit] Other types

Other forms of cartoons include comic strips, which appear both in newspapers and on the Internet, and comic books, which include longer stories in a form similar to that of the comic strip.

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