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Sitting pretty on the porcelain throne in the bathroom, the plump feline seemed unruffled with three young children frantically shoving their plump noses in its fur, polishing it to a shine.

CHARACTER

Political cartoons can be humorous or satirical, sometimes with piercing effect. The target of the humor may complain, but can seldom fight back. Lawsuits have been very rare; the first successful lawsuit against a cartoonist in over a century in Britain came in 1921, when J. H. Thomas, the leader of the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR), initiated libel proceedings against the magazine of the British Communist Party. Thomas claimed defamation in the form of cartoons and words depicting the events of "Black Friday", when he allegedly betrayed the locked-out Miners' Federation. To Thomas, the framing of his image by the far left threatened to grievously degrade his character in the popular imagination. Soviet-inspired communism was a new element in European politics, and cartoonists unrestrained by tradition tested the boundaries of libel law. Thomas won the lawsuit and restored his reputation. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In the 1980s, cartoon was shortened to toon, referring to characters in animated productions. This term was popularized in 1988 by the combined live-action/animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, followed in 1990 by the animated TV series Tiny Toon Adventures. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Culture comics and comic stripscomics and comic stripsA comic in the US means a comic strip or strip cartoon. Comic strips are a series of small drawings, called frames, with words that tell a story. Most US newspapers contain comic strips that are read by both adults and children. On Mondays to Saturdays they are usually four frames long, printed in black and white. On Sundays they are longer and in colour. Comic strips are also popular in British newspapers. Many can be found on the internet.Most comic strips make jokes about the characters in them and the things that happen to them. For instance, in the Peanuts comic strips (1950-2000) many of the jokes are about Charlie Brown, who has very bad luck, and his friend Lucy, who is not kind to him. In Calvin and Hobbes (1985-1995) , the humour comes from the relationship between a boy and his imaginary friend, a toy tiger. Comic strips in British newspapers include Andy Capp and The Perishers. In the US, Dilbert is about life in the office while Doonesburycomments on political situations through its characters. Most newspapers also print single frames that comment in a humorous way on politicians and other people in the news. These are known as cartoons.In Britain a comic is a picture magazine, usually for children. Comics contain short stories written as comic strips, and sometimes also competitions and articles. Popular children's comics include Beano, Dandy, and 2000 AD, which features mainly science fiction stories. Comics for very young children are often based on popular television programmes, such as Thomas and Friends (which features Thomas the Tank Engine). Adult comics, such as Viz, are usually very rude.Some of the characters in Beano and Dandy have not changed much over the years and now look old-fashioned. Teachers, for instance, still wear mortar boards (= stiff black hats with a square top), though real teachers stopped wearing them long ago. Many of the most popular comics appear in the form of books, called annuals, around Christmas each year.Comic books are similar to comics. Each book has a set of characters who have adventures. Many of the characters, such as Spider-Man, Superman and Wonder Woman, have powers that ordinary people do not have. Graphic novels are longer stories told in the form of comic strips. Pictures of the most famous characters from comic strips and comic books are used on a range of products, for example they are printed on bed covers, T-shirts, lunch boxes and birthday cards. (Source: www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com)

Which cartoon character gains superhuman strength after eating a can of spinach? Who always signs off with “That’s all folks!”? Test your knowledge. Take the quiz. (Source: www.britannica.com)

Daumier anticipated the 20th-century cartoon’s balloon-enclosed speech by indicating in texts accompanying his cartoons the characters’ unspoken thoughts. Hogarth’s engravings and Daumier’s lithographs were fairly complete documentaries on the London and Paris of their times. (Source: www.britannica.com)

A cartoon can be a satirical or humorous drawing, a series of illustrations (also called a comic strip), or an animated film. Many kids grow up watching new and classic cartoons on TV. Political cartoons manage to sum up an often complex idea in one simple panel. When you criticize a character or a real person for being a cartoon, you mean that they are overly simplified or exaggerated: "I hate that show because all the women are cartoon characters." The word comes from the Italian cartone, "strong, heavy paper." (Source: www.vocabulary.com)

CARTOON

A cartoon is a type of illustration that is typically drawn, sometimes animated, in an unrealistic or semi-realistic style. The specific meaning has evolved over time, but the modern usage usually refers to either: an image or series of images intended for satire, caricature, or humor; or a motion picture that relies on a sequence of illustrations for its animation. Someone who creates cartoons in the first sense is called a cartoonist, (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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