A cartoon is a type of two-dimensional detailed visual fine art. While the certain interpretation has changed in time, modern usage describes a generally non-realistic or semi-realistic illustration or paint meant for witticism, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic design of such jobs. An artist that creates cartoons is called a comic artist. 
The principle came from the Middle Ages and initially described a primary drawing for an art piece, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, it pertained to refer to amusing images in publications and also newspapers, and after the very early 20th century, it described cartoons and also animated films
A cartoon (from Italian: cartone and Dutch: karton-- words explaining strong, heavy paper or pasteboard) is a full-size illustration made on durable paper as a research study or modello for a painting, discolored glass or tapestry. Cartoons were usually used in the manufacturing of frescoes, to accurately link the part of the make-up when repainted on damp plaster over a collection of days (giornate). 
In modern-day print media, an animation is a piece of art, normally amusing in intent. This use dates from 1843, when Strike publication used the term to satirical drawings in its pages,  especially sketches by John Leech. The first of these parodied the primary cartoons for marvelous historical frescoes in the then-new Palace of Westminster. The original title for these drawings was Mr Punch's face is the letter Q and also the new title "cartoon" was planned to be odd, a reference to the self-aggrandizing posturing of Westminster political leaders.