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.

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

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Gail SimoneGail Simone
(American)
Mike MignolaMike Mignola
(American)
Scott AdamsScott Adams
(American)

Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
(American)

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
(American)
Alex RossAlex Ross
(American)
Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
(American)

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
(American)
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
(American)
Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
(American)

Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
(American)
Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
(American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

Will EisnerWill Eisner
(American)
Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
(British)
William SteigWilliam Steig
(American)

Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
(American)
Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)

Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
(British)
René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
(French)
Neal AdamsNeal Adams
(American)

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Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
(American)
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
(American)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
(American)
Carl BarksCarl Barks
(American)
Milo ManaraMilo Manara
(Italian)

Al CappAl Capp
(American)
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
(American)
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)

PeyoPeyo
(Belgian)
Rick RemenderRick Remender
(American)
Judd WinickJudd Winick
(American)

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
(Canadian)
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Matt FractionMatt Fraction
(American)

IlyaIlya
(British)
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
(French)
Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
(American)

Peter LairdPeter Laird
(American)
Don RosaDon Rosa
(American)
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
(American)

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)
James JeanJames Jean
(American)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
(American)
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
(American)
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
(American)

Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
(Swedish)
Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
(British)
Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
(American)

Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
(American)
Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
(American)
George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
(French,British)

Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
(American)
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
(American)
Wally WoodWally Wood
(American)

Chris WareChris Ware
(American)
Enki BilalEnki Bilal
(French)
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(American)

Dave SimDave Sim
(Canadian)
Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
(French)
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
(American)

Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
(Spanish)
Scott McCloudScott McCloud
(American)
Mort WalkerMort Walker
(American)

Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
(American)
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
(American)
Alex RaymondAlex Raymond
(American)

Bil KeaneBil Keane
(American)
William GainesWilliam Gaines
(American)
Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)

Kurt BusiekKurt Busiek
(American)
Ronald SearleRonald Searle
(British)
Walt KellyWalt Kelly
(American)