Bright, bold, and with a helping of mischief.
Political cartoons have been around for hundreds of years - poking fun at authority, questioning decisions, and highlighting social ills.
Cambridge cartoonist Andy Davey's drawn for The Sun, The Guardian, Private Eye and many more.
He says in the industry there's concern about the future with colleagues struggling to make a living, or out of work altogether.
It's come as newspapers cut costs, and so commission fewer drawings, but also move online, changing the way we read.
At the British Cartoon Archive in Canterbury they hold more than 150,000 drawings - spanning more than a century.
From before the first world war, through 20th century politics, and right up to the modern day.
Curator Dr Nick Hiley says the industry is facing a challenge, but not for the first time.
So how do politicians view them? As Secretary for Health, the South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley was featured from time to time.
He says they're something he and others in politics pay attention to, and enjoy.
In print, they're in harmony with the words, delighting even those they target.
Cartoonists hope the internet will find a way to adopt them as its own.
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