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.

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
(American)
Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
(American)
SethSeth
(Canadian)

Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
(American)
Scott AdamsScott Adams
(American)
Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
(American)
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
(American)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)

Alex RossAlex Ross
(American)
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
(American)
Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
(American)

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
(American)
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
(American)
Mike MignolaMike Mignola
(American)

Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
(American)
Al CappAl Capp
(American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
(American)
Will EisnerWill Eisner
(American)
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
(American)

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
(French)
Carl BarksCarl Barks
(American)
William SteigWilliam Steig
(American)

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
(British)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
(American)

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
(American)
Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
PeyoPeyo
(Belgian)
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
(American)

Milo ManaraMilo Manara
(Italian)
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
(American)
Gail SimoneGail Simone
(American)

Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
(British)
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
(Canadian)
Judd WinickJudd Winick
(American)

IlyaIlya
(British)
Don RosaDon Rosa
(American)
Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
(American)

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
(American)
Peter LairdPeter Laird
(American)

Lynda BarryLynda Barry
(American)
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
(French)
Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
(Canadian)

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)
Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
(Swedish)

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
(American)
George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
(French,British)
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)

Mort WalkerMort Walker
(American)
Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
(American)
Matt FractionMatt Fraction
(American)

Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
(American)
George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
(American)
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
(American)

Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
(American)
Dave SimDave Sim
(Canadian)
Chris WareChris Ware
(American)

Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
(Spanish)
Scott McCloudScott McCloud
(American)
Wally WoodWally Wood
(American)

Rick RemenderRick Remender
(American)
Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
(American)
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(American)

Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
(French)
Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
(British)
Walt KellyWalt Kelly
(American)

Enki BilalEnki Bilal
(French)
Ryan NorthRyan North
(Canadian)
Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
(American)

John WagnerJohn Wagner
(American)
Louise SimonsonLouise Simonson
(American)
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
(American)

James JeanJames Jean
(American)
Brian BollandBrian Bolland
(British)
William GainesWilliam Gaines
(American)