A gag cartoon is a single-panel
cartoon, usually including a written caption that appears beneath the drawing, most often published in magazines. As the name implies—"gag" being a show business term for a comedic idea—these cartoons are most often intended to provoke laughter.
Their basis in "gags" and their publication in magazines rather than newspapers separates them from
political cartoons. Popular magazines that have featured gag cartoons include "Punch", " The New Yorker", and " Playboy".
Notable Gag Cartoonists
Yonkoma, a four panel style of gag comic found mostly in Japan
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