Composition is the process of deciding how to position the elements of your cartoon for maximum effect. If competent illustration and the skillful use of cartoon symbolism make up the language of cartooning, then composition can be thought of as grammar. A poorly composed cartoon is like a poorly written sentence: The words may be perfect, but the meaning will be lost. Luckily, composition is not as complicated as grammar. The understanding of a few general concepts will equip you to make good design decisions in your cartooning.