Cartooning isn’t writing and art – it’s poetry and graphic design.
James Sturm, cf. the cartoonist Seth: “The ‘words & pictures’ that make up the comics language are often described as prose and illustration combined. A bad metaphor: poetry and graphic design seems more apt. Poetry for the rhythm and condensing; graphic design because cartooning is more about moving shapes around — designing — then it is about drawing.” (via austinkleon)