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

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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.
Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss
American

Jake Tapper Jake Tapper
American

Gary Larson Gary Larson
American
Bob Kane Bob Kane
American

Thomas Nast Thomas Nast
American
Dav Pilkey Dav Pilkey
American

Herge Hergé
Belgian

Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney
American

Frank King Frank King
American
Azim Azimzade Azim Azimzade
Azerbaijani

Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
American

Justin RoilandJustin Roiland
American

SethSeth
Canadian
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
American

Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
American
Scott AdamsScott Adams
American

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
American

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
American
Lisa HanawaltLisa Hanawalt
American
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Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
American
Ub IwerksUb Iwerks
American

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
American

Jim LeeJim Lee
American, South Korean

Jessie CaveJessie Cave
British
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
American

Alex RossAlex Ross
American

Peter LairdPeter Laird
American

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
American
Walter LantzWalter Lantz
American

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
American

Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
American

Quentin BlakeQuentin Blake
British

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
British
Craig McCrackenCraig McCracken
American

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
American
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
American

Mike MignolaMike Mignola
American

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
French
Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American

William SteigWilliam Steig
American
DerfDerf
American

Will EisnerWill Eisner
American

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
American

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
American

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
American
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
American

E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
American

Carl BarksCarl Barks
American

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American
Chris WareChris Ware
American

Al CappAl Capp
American
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
French

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American

PeyoPeyo
Belgian
Judd WinickJudd Winick
American

Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
British
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American

Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
American

Joe SimonJoe Simon
American
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
American

James GillrayJames Gillray
British
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
American

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
Canadian

Don RosaDon Rosa
American

Gail SimoneGail Simone
American
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
American
Milo ManaraMilo Manara
Italian

Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
Swedish

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
American

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American
George CruikshankGeorge Cruikshank
British

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
American

Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
British

IlyaIlya
British

George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
French, British
Charles Dana GibsonCharles Dana Gibson
American

Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
American
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
American

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American
George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
American
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
American