Cartoonists are artists who communicate ideas through a combination of words and pictures. They use their work to tell stories instruct and guide, and offer commentary on life and society. Undoubtedly, today cartoon journalism has emerged as powerful platform to raise the voices of the masses.
Cartoonists often specialize in a certain type of cartoon. Political cartoonists usually poke fun at people in public life and satirize current events, political issues, and pop culture. These cartoonists create caricatures, pictures that exaggerate or distort a persons individual features. Comic strip cartoonists draw comics that utilize recurring characters and tell stories. They write out the plots, or story lines, for their strips before they do the drawings. These plots are usually planned out weeks in advance.