What is different from the Visual Arts cartoon or cartoon, what are the Jouralismus? Pictures to laugh, will answer the most. Differentiated considered uses the cartoon like the caricature of ridicule, irony and sarcasm. He pronounces unpleasant and merely provides follies and wounds. Attacks or reveals a situation of contempt. Unlike the cartoon cartoon be considered but rather humorous. The term caricature is rarely used in English. Rather it is “editorial cartoon”. It remains to be determined, the limits in the use of the words cartoon and caricatures increasingly disappear.
Who reexamined cartoon, determines that they are even with or without text. Text is used differently. Times in balloons, times people are illustrated (if the cartoonist not just… met the “victim”) or the items will be labeled. And then there are the cartoons without text.
We do not count here times the names of the cartoonists. Maybe these are the security copies if the representation can rely only on symbols. Can the other be expressed: as the artist on the cartoon accommodates more words, more decreases the quality of the cartoon. The extreme case would be a written pictorial wit. Who has ever tried to tell a cartoon, have determined that hardly anyone laughs… Cartoons to cartoons have an advantage: they are long-lasting. Cartoons, just on a specific subject, are often only a short life. It is worse if one considers the comprehensibility: only in the narrow context of the time, the cartoon can appear self-explanatory. The cartoon, however, longer can it hold its broader themes. Cartoon could be counted among the fine arts. This can not achieve but the importance of a museum oil ham, monetarily it can not catch up also. So far, still not a cartoon for a million euros was sold at auction. What might that be? Not to determine the drying time of oil, rather that the Viewer can laugh about a cartoon. And laughter is not good for business. Contemplative sink before the work, that will not permanently succeed when watching cartoons. It should be noted: only serious face pushes up the value… The possibility to classify his work in the journalistic genre remains the cartoonist. As a “perfect comment” to an life situation embarrassing for example. But there is already a small nuance there: cartoon not the seriousness as the cartoons will be awarded. A caricature is a picture of become editorial but a cartoon is used as the laughs on the last page. What else, be classified according to its task, function or effect as the cartoon? Then these are neither journalism nor art. We consider the cartoons as “Bildgewordenen spirit”. Roger Schmidt