More about cartoon and humour illustration
Cartoon and humour illustration is one of the oldest categories of commercial art, dating back to the political cartoons of the 18th century, and earlier. Today, newspaper readers still look for their daily funny.
The appeal lies in the simplicity of the drawing and the directness of the humour. A talented cartoon illustrator can capture a character and situation in a handful of deft strokes, with a light-hearted one-liner that draws a laugh and leaves the reader marvelling at their cleverness.
On social media, this skill is being transferred to memes by today’s illustrators.