Cartoon-ication – Cartoons continue to be an incredibly efficient communicators!


In the 21st Century, we have more ways than ever of communicating. Weve come a long way from cave-paintings and morse code. We now have instant messaging connecting every minute of the day. Despite all this modern technology, one of the most effective methods we have isnt new at all, in fact its been around for centuries and works just as well today as it ever did….Cartoons!

cartoon of Boy Scout air traffic controller, planes on runway in background

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Cartoons continue to be an incredibly efficient way of human beings speaking to one another. Within the space of just one drawing, a whole raft of messages and emotions can be portrayed quickly and effectively, often without any words at all, perfect for crossing language barriers in a single illustrative leap. Dont think cartoons are merely for childrens books or humorous newspaper editorials, cartoons appear in our daily life in a number of ever-more useful ways.

The ability to cross language barriers is one the huge benefits to cartoons. Their power to convey helps millions of people navigate transport links, stations, health, safety, information and awareness campaigns the world over. Because they dont require the reader to know or even understand the native language, the illustration offers them all the information in exactly the same way as those who do. Even for those who can understand the associated text, the cartoon serves to reinforce the message in a way few words could.

cartoon of boy scout in court room conducting the defence against a barrister who knows what he is doing

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Cartoons will have played some part in all of our childhoods. From enjoying the antics of our favourite ink-based friends to the Saturday morning animations we tuned into so enthusiastically. We will all have our fondest memories of them. They conjure up feelings of warmth, humour and fun. We dont consider them work, which works fantastically well when they are used in that environment.

Do you ever remember looking at a cartoon and thinking Id dont understand what its saying?. No, of course not. We are almost pre-programmed to understand their message which is what makes them such an effective tool to communicate our messages today. By using a drawing, or succession of them, businesses around the globe still employ this medium in their advertising when they want to convey their message to the widest possible audience. When you see an image, you know what it means, what its saying and what youre expected to do. No text, no problem. The images are the key to unlocking a myriad of thoughts in your customers minds instantly, without resorting to paragraphs of text that will turn the audience off just as quickly. Even in the boardroom, you can use a cartoon in your slideshow to break the ice, to relieve the tension by lightening the mood, highlight difficult issues or to transmit information quickly and easily. With all this delivered in a simple drawing, it makes the skill of the cartoonist paramount to the success of the message.

cartoon of Boy Scout holding a saw in one hand - giggling. He's in an operating theatre, patient doesn't look too happy on operating table

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The skill of a cartoonist doesnt just lay in their ability to draw well. The true mark of craftsmanship is the combination of artistic flair and the ability to communicate your message or idea effectively. Remember, the artist has very little in their arsenal in which to convey the message, so being able to do so with such consummate ease is truly a gift. Being able to broadcast without verbalisation to everyone watching shows the power that a a cartoon possesses. Everyone will enjoy the art form whilst receiving the message. Its a win-win for everyone. If the drawings progress, the audience will enjoy and anticipate the linear narrative that is unfolding, absorbing the next panel with gleeful abandon.

cartoon of Boy Scout holding a chain saw about to do a magicians act and cut a lady in half, magician looks on bemused, lady is horrified

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Next time you see a cartoon, think about everything that it is giving you. What will you see? A story? humour? information? narration? help? knowledge?. Chances are it is all of those things, all at the same time. The cartoon is a striking lesson in communication that transcends almost all other mediums and it always will. Nowhere else can so much be given from so little. Its time to draw a line under other outlets and let a cartoon really speak to your audience.

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You Have To Take Health And Safety Seriously!

You really have to take Health and Safety seriously – I mean it could save life or limb. And what better way than to use a cartoon to illustrate hazards!? Here’s a cartoon I drew to point out hazards in a care home. You could use this to train your staff – ask them to point out the safety hazards in this cartoon. cartoon of care home showing safety hazards, worker in high heels, patients smoking in non smoking area, trip hazard, medicine cupboard left open, stair carpet has rips in it, incorrect lifting and carrying too much


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The Cartoon Studio – Brand Building

The Cartoon Studio

– offers brand and product building through the use of cartoons, caricatures and cartoon strips. I also create cartoons for web sites and blogs that attract attention and keep your readers coming back for more.

About My Business:

One thing that I really emphasised in this profession of mine is that I provide a stress-free cartoon service. It is so easy to hire just any freelance cartoonist that you can find in the internet. And why not, with so many of us vending our services to those who need to infuse some form of creativity into their business or organisation? And when I say I offer stress-free cartoon service, I really mean smooth sailing all the way. I am aware of the pressure businesses are subjected into in order to come up with something unique and eye-catching to promote their product or service. The Cartoon Studio aims to provide high quality cartoon service that will capture and personify just what each client needs. There are no halfway measures, no half-hearted attempts. Every project I accept gets my hundred percent attention and skill.

The extensive background and experience I gained from providing cartoon service for the last 35 years is an assurance in itself that you will get your money’s worth. I take pride in saying that I get to be where I am now by ensuring customer satisfaction—always. No project is too weird or too difficulty for The Cartoon Studio. When I receive the brief on a project, I make sure I am well prepared to take it on. Though I have worked on practically all the possible projects there are, I still look forward to providing the best cartoon service I can, be it for a large corporation or an individual client. I also take pride in meeting all project deadlines, earlier if I could. This fast turnaround time is one cornerstone of the cartoon service I offer and has enabled me to forge long lasting relationships with treasured clients. With any business, time is always gold. This is why I endeavour not only for high quality but also for fast cartoon service. At the Cartoon Studio, client input is always welcome. 

Whenever reasonable demands for revisions are made, I am more than happy to accommodate. Understand, though, that whatever additional concept or detailing the client wishes to incorporate would also carry the appropriate fee. This procedure leads to a transparent as well as efficient conclusion and delivery of any cartoon service rendered. In whatever projects I do, fun is always at the forefront of the process. Clients know that the kind of cartoon service I offer is brimming with positive messages and is quite pleasing to anybody’s sensitivities. Business and organisations who avail of The Cartoon Studio’s service will be ensured to procure and own images that are light hearted and appeal to a wide variety of audience. And because the creativity I employ into every cartoon I provide knows no limits or boundaries, I can honestly say that I always look forward to each day of work with vim and vigour. Procuring cartoon service from The Cartoon Studio ensures each client that each image is made with dedication and passion. And that is my edge over all the other cartoon service providers there are. Whereas all these may be just work for them, it is a way of life for me.