Cartoonish Depiction Cartoonish depiction in comics means a concise depiction which is limited to a few fundamental, iconic characteristics and emotions. Consequently, the depicted images appear concrete enough for the reader to identify the objects; at the same time they appear abstract enough for a wide audience to relate to what is being portrayed.1 According to the North American comic-strip artist and theorist Scott McCloud, the more abstract gurative illustrations are, especially those of faces, the more people can identify with the images.2 e perception of cartoonish

images does, however, demand a relatively high amount of e ort, given that more elements need to be decoded than when looking at more concrete images.