Free Wallpapers and Images featuring Cartoons

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Wallpapers and images featuring cartoons. Lots of the most popular cartoons are featured such as Disney, South Park, DC comics and Marvel comics. There are also older, more niche, animations such as Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera.

The origins of the word cartoon come from the italian word cartone, meaning strong heavy paper. Cartones were used by renaissance artists in the composition of complex fresco. They would draw parts of the fresco onto cartones and use them to map the fresco design onto the wall or ceiling. They would often make holes in the cartone and blow soot through to map the design onto the wall or ceiling. The first modern use of the word cartoon can be found in Punch magazine in the 1843 when the many satirical drawings and illustrations were first referred to as cartoons. This was supposed to be an ironic comment on the subjects they often lampooned - namely the egotistical, self-important London politicians of the time - but due to no suitable alternative arriving, the name stuck.

This collection of images, backgrounds and wallpapers featuring cartoons is completely free to download and use for your personal pleasure on your computing devices. These may include your phone, tablet, laptop, computer or all of the above. They are not to be used for business or promotional purposes.

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