Discover cartoon drawings for sale. Not sure where to start? Take a look at surrealist or minimalist cartoon art. Alternatively, start your search with detailed ink portraits by contemporary cartoonists.
Among our cartoon artwork for sale, you will find pieces by Marco Raparelli. Marco draws cartoon-like figures to inspire his video practice. The drawings capture the artist’s humour and feeling around the art world, such as is seen in his work, Contemporary Art.
For more cartoon drawing ideas, you can also look at Malayka Gormally whose detailed pencil cartoon drawings are layered with meaning. Gormally’s subjects in Coffee provide an intimate look into human relationships and intergenerational connections, perfect to feature in a family home.
Cartoon drawings are a type of semi to non-realistic illustration which are generally comedic or satirical in nature. Many cartoons are inspired by popular beliefs or ideas and sometimes serve the purpose of questioning said ideas or beliefs. While cartoon drawings seem to be quite a modern phenomenon, cartoon drawings in art have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Cartoon drawings became particularly popular during the 1900s, especially in the USA. Charles M. Schulz - often referred to as Sparky - is said to be one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. His cartoon fame is largely due to his 50s comic strip Peanuts. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as simply Dr Seuss, is also known for his illustrated children’s books filled with loveable cartoon figures.
Overtime, cartoons have evolved from the realm of newspaper comic strips and children’s books to large scale murals with socio-cultural agendas. Take the elusive street artist Banksy’s stencil graffiti cartoons, for example, or Pete McKee’s graphic ‘pop art’ cartoons. Both use their work to echo the many facets of working-class life and its subcultures in the UK. Other types of cartoon drawings include but are not limited to caricatures - where a person or object is drawn with either totally exaggerated or simplified features - and stylish graphic design and art prints.
Find out more in our Guide To Drawings.