The definition of the word "illustrate", according to Merriam-Webster, is "to provide with visual features intended to explain or decorate". SMT thus provides a platform on which an artist uses visual features to explain a story. Since cartoons are typically visual features that are drawn or rendered, the typical artwork in SMT are illustrations in the form of drawings but not necessarily restricted to what could be considered as classical cartoon-like art. SMT has no preconceived notions on the style of the art to be used--that is entirely up to the artist! Freedom of expression where styles such as manga, pop art, fine art, stick figures, or even yet to be discovered styles--are all welcomed and appreciated. Emotions and stories can certainly be visually told using any of those.
Once the art has been rendered, observers of the artwork are then able to apply dialog according to each observer's individual interpretation. The dialog can be expressed in the form of speech bubbles, thought clouds, or captions--SMT's functional features include a robust user-interface that provides the tools to apply the dialog to the art. Other features in the application include the ability for users to access its art by quickly and easily navigating towards categories of interest, as well as search features using keywords and phrases
"SMT seeks to stimulate and facilitate civil discourse and elicit varied opinions across a variety of topics such as Politics, Religion & Philosophy, Personal Relationships, Health & Wellness, Humor, Sports, Entertainment, Human Emotions, etc. "
Because our planet consists of billions (and counting) individual human beings, our opinions are certainly nearly as numerous and diverse. Additionally, as individual human beings we are also members of groups that are defined along age, gender, ethnic, cultural, geographical, religious, and political lines that no doubt influence our opinions and how we view the presented art and its stories.