Editorial Cartooning (Paglalarawang Tudling or Kartung Pang- Editoryal)
or Kartung PangEditoryal)
• A drawing depicting a humorous
situation, often accompanied by a
• A drawing representing current
public figures or issues symbolically
and often satirically: a political
• To draw a humorous or
satirical representation of;
• To make humorous or satirical
Editorial Cartoon- also
known as a political cartoon,
is an illustration containing a
commentary that usually
relates to current events or
also known as a political
cartoonist, is an artist who
draws editorial cartoons that
contain some level of political
or social commentary.
Features of Cartoons
Cartoons are created to convey messages about ideas
and judgments that the cartoonist is making about
people, events or institutions. The message may be
light-hearted, humorous, mocking, savage or
Each cartoon has a number of visual and language
features that create the overall impression and help to
communicate the message. These include the use of
symbols, colour, caricature and stereotypes.
Symbols can be objects, signs,
logos or animals that indicate
ideas and feelings. Objects are
often used as symbols to
communicate ideas about
people, places and mood or
Colors are often
ideas and feelings.
Caricature is a visual
representation of a person (or group)
in which some distinctive physical
feature is deliberately exaggerated
or over-emphasized. Caricatures are
generally meant to be humorous and
are often used to make fun of a
Stereotyping refers to forming a quick,
superficial image of a group of people which is
usually based on false or incomplete
information. There are stereotypes of men,
women, boys, girls, older people, teenagers,
occupations, national and ethnic groups.
Stereotyping implies a value judgment about a
person or group and, because it can give a
limited or over simplistic view of people, it is
generally seen as undesirable.
• it is a rendered image showing the features of
its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way.
• It is a description of a person using
exaggeration of some characteristics.
• It is the satirical illustration of a person or a
• It can be insulting or complimentary and can
serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for
Caricatures of politicians
are commonly used in
editorial cartoons, while
caricatures of movie stars
are often found in
Criteria for Editorial
(Based on NSPC 2013)
1.Technical ---------------------- 50 %
Makes use of minimum number of
Shows logical use of various sizes,
dimensions, proportions of images
Displays attractive use of shading and other
Utilizes witty, original and creative
representation of ideas/ concepts on the
1.Content ---------------------- 40 %
Presents clear, specific andhumorous angle
on the issue/ topic given.
Raises relevant , timely issues and concerns
about the topic.
Is in good taste, free from libelous,
indecent and abstract ideas.
Arouses interest and influences opinion of its
Constructively criticizes and influences
1.Ethics ------------------10 %
Observes ethical and professional
standards for print media on fairness,
relevance, accuracy and balance;
respectful of subject’s rights
Observe copyright laws
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