Playful and gory, the cartoonish paintings of Dee Dee Ramone, bassist for The Ramones, are every bit as shocking as their creator.
For all the cartoonish antics of The Office, the brilliance of it was that none of its characters were cartoons.
While obviously not as cartoonish as the deluded leaders in The Office, du Pont seemed to stretch credulity at times.
1670s, "a drawing on strong paper (used as a model for another work)," from French carton, from Italian cartone "strong, heavy paper, pasteboard," thus "preliminary sketches made by artists on such paper" (see carton). Extension to comical drawings in newspapers and magazines is 1843.
Punch has the benevolence to announce, that in an early number of his ensuing Volume he will astonish the Parliamentary Committee by the publication of several exquisite designs, to be called Punch's Cartoons! ["Punch," June 24, 1843]Also see -oon.
1864 (implied in cartooned), from cartoon (n.). Related: Cartooning.