List of famous cartoonists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A cartoonist is an artist skilled at drawing cartoons. Cartoons are drawings that depict humourous situations, often as satire, caricature or humour. Cartoonists work in print publications, animation, comic books, graphic novels, illustrations, graphic design, video games, television, films, etc. Even though cartoons are often meant to be humourous, they often convey deeper messages in an amusing way, especially in print or online publications. Cartoons may consist of just one picture, or a series of several pictures known as a comic strip. Cartoons are not realistic drawings, the features of people and animals are exaggerated to add to their effect. Often cartoons are accompanied by captions to convey a message to the audience. Cartoons as an art are not just about drawing funny pictures; through these pictures, the cartoonist has to connect with the readers and communicate to them a certain message. That is why political cartoons or satires are so popular—they convey a serious message in a humourous way. Depending upon the intended audiences, cartoonists may draw simple cartoons or more complex ones. In the field of animation, cartoonists also create storyboards for producing animated films. Browse through these biographies and timelines to explore the lives and works of various famous cartoonists from all over the world.

Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
(American)
Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
(American)
SethSeth
(Canadian)

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
(American)
Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
(American)
Scott AdamsScott Adams
(American)

Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)
Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
(American)

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
(American)
Alex RossAlex Ross
(American)
Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
(American)

Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
(American)
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
(American)
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
(American)

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
(American)
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
(American)
Mike MignolaMike Mignola
(American)

Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)
Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
(British)
William SteigWilliam Steig
(American)

Will EisnerWill Eisner
(American)
René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
(French)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
(American)
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
(American)
Gail SimoneGail Simone
(American)

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)
Carl BarksCarl Barks
(American)
Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
(American)
Al CappAl Capp
(American)
PeyoPeyo
(Belgian)

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
Judd WinickJudd Winick
(American)
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
(American)

Milo ManaraMilo Manara
(Italian)
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
(Canadian)
Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
(American)

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)
Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
(American)
IlyaIlya
(British)

Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
(French)
Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
(British)
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)

Don RosaDon Rosa
(American)
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(American)
Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
(American)

Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
(American)
Matt FractionMatt Fraction
(American)
Peter LairdPeter Laird
(American)

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
(Swedish)
Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
(American)

George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
(French,British)
Mort WalkerMort Walker
(American)
George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
(American)

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
(American)
Chris WareChris Ware
(American)

Rick RemenderRick Remender
(American)
Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
(British)
Louise SimonsonLouise Simonson
(American)

Kurt BusiekKurt Busiek
(American)
Wally WoodWally Wood
(American)
Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
(French)

Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
(American)
Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
(Spanish)
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
(American)

Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
(American)
Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
(Canadian)
William GainesWilliam Gaines
(American)

Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
(American)
Dave SimDave Sim
(Canadian)
Enki BilalEnki Bilal
(French)

Scott McCloudScott McCloud
(American)
Walt KellyWalt Kelly
(American)
Hugo PrattHugo Pratt
(Italian)

Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
(American)
Bil KeaneBil Keane
(American)
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
(American)