All caricatures are cartoons.*
But are all cartoons caricatures?
Welcome to the March edition of
Not Your Usual Caricature Artist from Caricatures by Joel.
The answer to that question is No.
And that's because of the distinctive nature of
caricatures -- overly enhanced, whimsically illustrated likenesses of
specific individuals. (* For our purposes
here we won't get into caricature art that alternatively may be sculpted, made three-dimensional).
A (non-caricature) cartoon on the other hand is, according to Merriam-Webster, "a ludicrously simplistic. unrealistic, or one-dimensional portrayal or version." The comedic illustration is not, usually, of anyone or any thing recognizable. But just the representation of a human or societal situation or condition (such as a political cartoon).