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.
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

Matt GroeningMatt Groening

15 February 1954

Bill WattersonBill Watterson

05 July 1958

Gary LarsonGary Larson

14 August 1950

Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder

29 May 1974

Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg

04 July 1883

Thomas NastThomas Nast

27 September 1840

Raina TelgemeierRaina Telgemeier

26 May 1977

James ThurberJames Thurber

08 December 1894

Jhonen VasquezJhonen Vasquez

01 September 1974

Ralph SteadmanRalph Steadman

15 May 1936

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Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney

19 February 1971

Frank KingFrank King

09 April 1883

Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

02 November 1927

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane

16 March 1961

Gail SimoneGail Simone

29 July 1974

Mike MignolaMike Mignola

16 September 1960

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Scott AdamsScott Adams

08 June 1957

Jim LeeJim Lee

11 August 1964

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski

17 July 1954

Charles AddamsCharles Addams

07 January 1912

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman

15 February 1948

Alex RossAlex Ross

22 January 1970

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Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

03 October 1967

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel

10 September 1960

Randall MunroeRandall Munroe

17 October 1984

Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney

26 December 1933

Joe ShusterJoe Shuster

10 July 1914

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau

21 July 1948

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Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar

08 October 1939

Will EisnerWill Eisner

06 March 1917

William SteigWilliam Steig

14 November 1907

Joe SimonJoe Simon

11 October 1913

Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman

03 September 1972

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman

30 May 1962

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Neal AdamsNeal Adams

15 June 1941

Al JaffeeAl Jaffee

13 March 1921

E. C. SegarE. C. Segar

08 December 1894

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley

25 December 1890

Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker

17 November 1966

Carl BarksCarl Barks

27 March 1901

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Al CappAl Capp

28 September 1909

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman

13 May 1946

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay

26 September 1869

Rick RemenderRick Remender

31 January 1973

Judd WinickJudd Winick

12 February 1970

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway

10 September 1952

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Matt FractionMatt Fraction

01 December 1975

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed

21 June 1957

Peter LairdPeter Laird

27 January 1954

Don RosaDon Rosa

29 June 1951

Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza

31 December 1961

Jim ShooterJim Shooter

27 September 1951

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James JeanJames Jean

1979 AD

Gardner FoxGardner Fox

20 May 1911

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman

22 August 1880

Lynda BarryLynda Barry

02 January 1956

Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes

14 April 1961

Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz

03 May 1958

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Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb

01 August 1948

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman

03 October 1924

Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce

23 October 1963

Jules FeifferJules Feiffer

26 January 1929

Wally WoodWally Wood

17 June 1927

Chris WareChris Ware

28 December 1967

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Bill MauldinBill Mauldin

29 October 1921

Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson

21 September 1975

Scott McCloudScott McCloud

10 June 1960

Mort WalkerMort Walker

03 September 1923

Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino

24 May 1925

Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello

11 August 1962

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Alex RaymondAlex Raymond

02 October 1909

Bil KeaneBil Keane

05 October 1922

William GainesWilliam Gaines

01 March 1922

Erik LarsenErik Larsen

08 December 1962

Kurt BusiekKurt Busiek

16 September 1960

Walt KellyWalt Kelly

25 August 1913

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Gahan WilsonGahan Wilson

08 February 1930

John WagnerJohn Wagner

1949 AD

Jerry HolkinsJerry Holkins

06 February 1976