You could say the cartoons strike a chord:
- create an emotional response
"The music struck a chord with the listeners"
resonate, come across - be received or understood
- refer to or be relevant or familiar to
"I hope this message hits home!"
hit home, strike a note, strike home
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact
upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior
struck me as odd"
- evoke a reaction, response, or emotion
"this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
touch a chord
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call
forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a
smile"; "evoke sympathy"