Just as background music can be more interesting than whatever is fronting it, I often find the backgrounds of cartoons, much more interesting than the action.
The first newspaper cartoonist I ever followed was Giles, who appeared in The Daily Express; his Christmas albums were essential in our house. He put so much more into his work than just the subject matter. His backgrounds were wonderful. I met him in the mid-60's, and was able to tell him what pleasure he'd given me.
Spitting Image is another case in point. Trump's bedside light, No10's cabinet office portraits, and best of all Harry and Megalomaniac's tasteful house interiors.
Her background portrait (above) is a classic example. Don't you just love it. Hilarious.
15 C here this morning, and VERY windy.