Dollz, cartoon dolls, or pixel dolls are small pixelated digital images, generally consisting of illustrations of people with clothes and accessories. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were widely spread on the Internet and were considered an internet fad or meme, used in avatars and signatures. They later progressed to be taken more seriously as an art form, mainly through channels such as Deviantart, forums, and personal web pages.
Dollz are generally created by taking a base body (a drawing of a bald and naked body created for this purpose), and then drawing hair, clothes and accessories onto it. They also usually have a hard edge and transparent background so that they can be easily displayed on the web. People who create dollz are known as Dollers or Dollists. They are, in great majority, women, although a few male dollers exist. These dollers usually take on dolling as a personal hobby.