The art of comic narration is one of the multitudinous means of expressing human thoughts and expressions through abstract graphic characters which has become one of the favorite pastimes among children and adolescents giving way to metropolis comics’ culture. Etymologically the word cartoon is derived from the Italian word carton meaning large paper which is instrumental for conveying meaningful social or political messages through engaging stories and depiction of inspirational cartoon protagonists. Earliest cartoons can be traced as early as thirteenth century in the Egyptian civilization where they used this mode of communication to illustrate stories in the pyramids, monuments and different artifacts in order to highlight the different moods of life like humor, inspiration, struggle, dilemmas, evil and other empowering virtues of human nature which have the power elevate us from base human instincts and set social codes for ethics and outlook.
This savoir-faire of cartoon story telling serves the purposes of both motivation and inspiration and has been given its contemporary revolutionary dimension by the sires of modern cartoons like Walt Disney, Art Spiegelman, Saul Steinberg, Charles Schultz, William Hanna and Joseph Hannah. These artisans have played a pivotal role in creating influential iconic cartoon characters variously armed with humor, intelligence, righteousness, courage and supernatural powers in order to establish a quick rapport with the impressionable young minds. As a result of their phenomenal popularity especially with the children the famous cartoon characters are being merchandised and dished to the targeted mass in divergent ways and mediums. Comic books online, animation films, toys, puzzles are rampant in the market in order to stimulate and captivate the imagination of children for the purpose of amusing them and also educating them obliquely about the subtle nuances and rewards of human goodness and virtues. Superman, Batman, Spider-man, Cat woman, Wonder-woman, Ironware protagonists in comic book who are vested with unique and ingenuous gifts with which they brave and dare the crocked evil minds and speedily make way to our hearts. It subconsciously motivates the kids and adolescent children to imbibe these qualities for combating the struggles which come in their way when they grow up in life.