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)
Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
(American)
SethSeth
(Canadian)

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Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
(American)
Scott AdamsScott Adams
(American)
Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
(American)

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

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
(American)
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
(American)
Mike MignolaMike Mignola
(American)

Alex RossAlex Ross
(American)
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
(American)
Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
(American)

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
(American)
Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)
Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
(American)

Will EisnerWill Eisner
(American)
René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
(French)
William SteigWilliam Steig
(American)

Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
(American)
Carl BarksCarl Barks
(American)
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
(American)

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
(British)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)
Judd WinickJudd Winick
(American)

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Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
(British)
Al CappAl Capp
(American)

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)
Troy WalkerTroy Walker
(American)
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
(American)

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
(American)
PeyoPeyo
(Belgian)
Don RosaDon Rosa
(American)

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
Milo ManaraMilo Manara
(Italian)
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
(American)

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
(American)
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
(American)
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
(Canadian)

IlyaIlya
(British)
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(American)
Gail SimoneGail Simone
(American)

Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
(American)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
(American)
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
(French)
Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
(Swedish)

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
(American)
George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
(French,British)

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)
Peter LairdPeter Laird
(American)
George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
(American)

Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
(American)
Wally WoodWally Wood
(American)
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
(American)

Matt FractionMatt Fraction
(American)
Rick RemenderRick Remender
(American)
Chris WareChris Ware
(American)

Walt KellyWalt Kelly
(American)
Mort WalkerMort Walker
(American)
Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
(American)

Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
(British)
Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
(American)
Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
(American)

Enki BilalEnki Bilal
(French)
Scott McCloudScott McCloud
(American)
Alex RaymondAlex Raymond
(American)

Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
(American)
Bil KeaneBil Keane
(American)
William GainesWilliam Gaines
(American)

John WagnerJohn Wagner
(American)
James JeanJames Jean
(American)
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
(American)

Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
(Spanish)
Brian BollandBrian Bolland
(British)
Ryan NorthRyan North
(Canadian)