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
Writer, Cartoonist
Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930
Poet

Matt GroeningMatt Groening
15 February 1954
Cartoonist, Animator

Gary LarsonGary Larson
14 August 1950
Cartoonist

Bill WattersonBill Watterson
05 July 1958
Cartoonist

Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder
29 May 1974
Writer, Cartoonist & Public Speaker
Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg
04 July 1883
Cartoonist

Raina TelgemeierRaina Telgemeier
26 May 1977
Cartoonist

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

Thomas NastThomas Nast
27 September 1840
Cartoonist
Jhonen VasquezJhonen Vasquez
01 September 1974
Cartoonist

Ralph SteadmanRalph Steadman
15 May 1936
Cartoonist
Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
19 February 1971
Author, Cartoonist

Frank KingFrank King
09 April 1883
cartoonist

Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
02 November 1927
Comics artist, Screenwriter
Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
16 March 1961
Cartoonist, Comics artist, Screenwriter

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
21 July 1948
Cartoonist, Journalist
Scott AdamsScott Adams
08 June 1957
Comics artist, Economist, Journalist

Jim LeeJim Lee
11 August 1964
Comics artist, Publisher, Blogger, Writer, Artist,

Mike MignolaMike Mignola
16 September 1960
Comics artist, Novelist, Artist, Screenwriter
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
17 July 1954
Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist,

Charles AddamsCharles Addams
07 January 1912
Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter,
Alex RossAlex Ross
22 January 1970
Comics artist, Illustrator, Painter

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
03 October 1967
Editor, Comics writer, Draughtsperson,

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
10 September 1960
Cartoonist, Comics Artist, writer

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
15 February 1948
Cartoonist, Writer, Editor, Educator
Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
26 December 1933
Puppeteer, Cartoonist, Actor
Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
10 July 1914
Comics artist, Designer, Screenwriter

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

Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
17 November 1966
Writer, Cartoonist

Joe SimonJoe Simon
11 October 1913
Cartoonist, Comics artist, Editor, Writer,
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
03 September 1972
Writer, Comics artist

William SteigWilliam Steig
14 November 1907
Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer,

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
25 December 1890
Anthropologist, Journalist

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

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Will EisnerWill Eisner
06 March 1917
Cartoonist
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
08 December 1894
Comics artist, Screenwriter, Writer

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
15 June 1941
Comics artist
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
08 October 1939
Comics artist, Autobiographer, Writer, Music

Al CappAl Capp
28 September 1909
Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist

Carl BarksCarl Barks
27 March 1901
Screenwriter, Writer, Painter, Farmer, Journalist
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
13 May 1946
Comics artist, Editor, Writer

Judd WinickJudd Winick
12 February 1970
Cartoonist
Gail SimoneGail Simone
29 July 1974
Comics artist, Screenwriter

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
21 June 1957
Author, Writer, Cartoonist

Don RosaDon Rosa
29 June 1951
Comics artist

Peter LairdPeter Laird
27 January 1954
Comics artist, Screenwriter

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
10 September 1952
Writer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science

Matt FractionMatt Fraction
01 December 1975
Comics writer

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

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
27 September 1951
Comics artist, Publisher, Screenwriter
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
20 May 1911
Comics artist, Writer, Novelist, Science fiction

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
03 October 1924
Writer, Journalist
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
31 December 1961
Comics artist, Editor, Writer

Lynda BarryLynda Barry
02 January 1956
Cartoonist

Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
14 April 1961
Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Writer
Rick RemenderRick Remender
31 January 1973
comics artist, writer

Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
03 May 1958
Comics artist
George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
22 August 1880
Cartoonist

Wally WoodWally Wood
17 June 1927
Editor

Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
13 March 1921
Cartoonist, Journalist
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
21 September 1975
Comics artist

Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
26 January 1929
Writer, Screenwriter, University teacher,
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
11 August 1962
Comics artist, Writer, Screenwriter

Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
01 August 1948
Comics artist

Chris WareChris Ware
28 December 1967
Illustrator, Cartoonist, Writer, Novelist, Visual

James JeanJames Jean
1979 AD
painter, artist
Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
23 October 1963
Cartoonist, Children's writer
Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
24 May 1925
Comics artist, Editor, Draughtsperson

Kurt BusiekKurt Busiek
16 September 1960
Comics artist, Screenwriter

Scott McCloudScott McCloud
10 June 1960
Cartoonist, Writer

Bil KeaneBil Keane
05 October 1922
Cartoonist
Erik LarsenErik Larsen
08 December 1962
Comics artist, Publisher

William GainesWilliam Gaines
01 March 1922
Photographer, Screenwriter

Alex RaymondAlex Raymond
02 October 1909
Officer, Screenwriter

Mort WalkerMort Walker
03 September 1923
Comics artist, Writer

Walt KellyWalt Kelly
25 August 1913
Comics artist, Character animator, Reporter, Poet,
Louise SimonsonLouise Simonson
26 September 1946
Comics artist, Screenwriter

John WagnerJohn Wagner
1949 AD
comics artist, comics writer
Jerry HolkinsJerry Holkins
06 February 1976
Comics artist

Richard CorbenRichard Corben
01 October 1940
Graphic designer, Screenwriter

Bill WillinghamBill Willingham
30 November 1956
comics artist
Gahan WilsonGahan Wilson
08 February 1930
Cartoonist, Writer

Chester GouldChester Gould
20 November 1900
Cartoonist
David MazzucchelliDavid Mazzucchelli
21 September 1960
Comics artist

Mike KrahulikMike Krahulik
25 September 1977
Comics artist

Renée FrenchRenée French
1963 AD
artist

Adrian TomineAdrian Tomine
31 May 1974
Illustrator, Comics artist
Floyd GottfredsonFloyd Gottfredson
05 May 1905
Comics artist

Charles VessCharles Vess
10 June 1951
Artist, Illustrator
Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
02 March 1943
Painter

Troy WalkerTroy Walker
25 January 1967
Film producer, Cartoonist

Jack T. ChickJack T. Chick
13 April 1924
 

Carson Van OstenCarson Van Osten
24 September 1946
 
Jeff SmithJeff Smith
27 February 1960
comics artist, animator