Remember those Sunday mornings when there was nothing more exciting to you then spending the holiday watching a marathon of cartoons — Mighty Mouse, Bugs Bunny and the Superfriends. Animation has come a long, long way since then. But even today, we cannot do without our weekly dose of The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, and Archer. Young or old, these cartoon characters have come to hold a special place in every heart. Someone has rightly said, "You can never be too old for cartoons." Inane, satirical, political, sexist, racist, or adult, cartoons have never failed to drive a reaction — shock, amaze, and entertain. And all the credit for making these cartoons so lovable and unforgettable goes to a talented lot of cartoonists like Walt Disney, Gary Larson, Matt Groening, Jim Davis, Bill Amend, and Berkeley Breathed. These were some of America's legendary cartoonists who got us cackling with their wit, and at times, their black humor. Read the biographies to explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on America's famous cartoonists.
Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954
Cartoonist, Animator

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930

Joseph Joe BarberaJoseph Joe Barbera
24 March 1911

Bill WattersonBill Watterson
05 July 1958
Dav PilkeyDav Pilkey
04 March 1966

Bob KaneBob Kane
24 October 1915
Comic Book Writer

Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder
29 May 1974
Writer, Cartoonist & Public Speaker
Gary LarsonGary Larson
14 August 1950

Thomas NastThomas Nast
27 September 1840
Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg
04 July 1883

James ThurberJames Thurber
08 December 1894
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Raina TelgemeierRaina Telgemeier
26 May 1977

Ralph SteadmanRalph Steadman
15 May 1936

Jhonen VasquezJhonen Vasquez
01 September 1974
Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
19 February 1971
Author, Cartoonist

Frank KingFrank King
09 April 1883

Doug JonesDoug Jones
24 May 1960

Justin RoilandJustin Roiland
21 February 1980
William HannaWilliam Hanna
14 July 1910

Scott AdamsScott Adams
08 June 1957
Comics artist, Economist, Journalist
Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
02 November 1927
Comics artist, Screenwriter

Charles AddamsCharles Addams
07 January 1912
Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter,

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
16 March 1961
Cartoonist, Comics artist, Screenwriter
Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1937

Ub IwerksUb Iwerks
24 March 1901
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
17 July 1954
Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist,

Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
17 October 1984
Programmer, Comics artist, Writer, Computer

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
21 July 1948
Cartoonist, Journalist
Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
26 December 1933

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Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
10 September 1960
Cartoonist, Comics Artist, writer
Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
03 October 1967
Editor, Comics writer, Draughtsperson,

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
30 May 1962
Comics artist, Publisher, Screenwriter

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
15 February 1948
Cartoonist, Writer, Editor, Educator

William SteigWilliam Steig
14 November 1907
Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer,
Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
10 July 1914
Comics artist, Designer, Screenwriter
Jim LeeJim Lee
11 August 1964
Comics artist, Publisher, Blogger, Writer, Artist,

Craig McCrackenCraig McCracken
31 March 1971

Richard CorbenRichard Corben
01 October 1940
Graphic designer, Screenwriter

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
08 October 1939
Comics artist, Autobiographer, Writer, Music
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
13 May 1946
Comics artist, Editor, Writer

Mike MignolaMike Mignola
16 September 1960
Comics artist, Novelist, Artist, Screenwriter

Alex RossAlex Ross
22 January 1970
Comics artist, Illustrator, Painter

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
06 August 1934

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
20 May 1911
Comics artist, Writer, Novelist, Science fiction
Peter LairdPeter Laird
27 January 1954
Comics artist, Screenwriter

Carl BarksCarl Barks
27 March 1901
Screenwriter, Writer, Painter, Farmer, Journalist
Will EisnerWill Eisner
16 March 1917

Joe SimonJoe Simon
11 October 1913

Al CappAl Capp
28 September 1909
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist
Rick RemenderRick Remender
31 January 1973
comics artist, writer

Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
03 September 1972
Writer, Comics artist
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
31 December 1961
Comics artist, Editor, Writer

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
10 September 1952
Writer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
21 June 1957
Author, Writer, Cartoonist

Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
17 November 1966
Writer, Cartoonist

Judd WinickJudd Winick
12 February 1970
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
08 December 1894
Comics artist, Screenwriter, Writer

Jack T. ChickJack Chick
13 April 1924

Gail SimoneGail Simone
29 July 1974
Comics artist, Screenwriter

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
15 June 1941
Comics artist
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
25 December 1890

Herb GardnerHerb Gardner
28 December 1934
Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
28 July 1934

Lynda BarryLynda Barry
02 January 1956

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science
Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
03 May 1958
Comics artist

Don RosaDon Rosa
29 June 1951
Comics artist
Chris WareChris Ware
28 December 1967
Illustrator, Cartoonist, Writer, Novelist, Visual

Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
29 October 1921
Actor, Caricaturist, Screenwriter, School of the

Walter LantzWalter Lantz
27 April 1899
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
14 April 1961
Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Writer

Hank KetchamHank Ketcham
14 March 1920
31 October 1959

Matt FractionMatt Fraction
01 December 1975
Comics writer

Charles Dana GibsonCharles Dana Gibson
14 September 1867

John WagnerJohn Wagner
1949 AD
comics artist, comics writer
Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
03 October 1924
Writer, Journalist
Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
01 August 1948
Comics artist

Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
23 October 1963
Cartoonist, Children's writer

Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
02 March 1943

Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
24 May 1925
Tony MooreTony Moore
20 December 1978
comics artist

Bil KeaneBil Keane
05 October 1922

Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
26 January 1929
Writer, Screenwriter, University teacher,

Adrian TomineAdrian Tomine
31 May 1974
Illustrator, Comics artist

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
27 September 1951
Comics artist, Publisher, Screenwriter
Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
13 March 1921
Cartoonist, Journalist

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
22 August 1880
Wally WoodWally Wood
17 June 1927

William GainesWilliam Gaines
01 March 1922
Walt KellyWalt Kelly
25 August 1913
Comics artist, Character animator, Reporter, Poet,
Alex RaymondAlex Raymond
02 October 1909
Officer, Screenwriter