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

Dav Pilkey Dav Pilkey
American

Herge Hergé
Belgian

Thomas Nast Thomas Nast
American

Bob Kane Bob Kane
American

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

Ub IwerksUb Iwerks
American
Scott AdamsScott Adams
American

Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
American

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
American
Lisa HanawaltLisa Hanawalt
American
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Charles AddamsCharles Addams
American
Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
American

Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
American

Jim LeeJim Lee
American, South Korean

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
American
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
American

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
American

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
American

Alex RossAlex Ross
American
Jessie CaveJessie Cave
British

Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
American
Quentin BlakeQuentin Blake
British

Bryan Lee O'MalleyBryan Lee O'Malley
Canadian

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
American
Peter LairdPeter Laird
American

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
American
Craig McCrackenCraig McCracken
American

Mike MignolaMike Mignola
American

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American

William SteigWilliam Steig
American

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
French
Will EisnerWill Eisner
American

Gail SimoneGail Simone
American

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
British

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
American
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
American

DerfDerf
American

Al CappAl Capp
American

Carl BarksCarl Barks
American
Neal AdamsNeal Adams
American

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
American

Lynda BarryLynda Barry
American
Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
British

PeyoPeyo
Belgian
Gahan WilsonGahan Wilson
American

Chris WareChris Ware
American

Walter LantzWalter Lantz
American
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
American

Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
American
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
French

James GillrayJames Gillray
British

Joe SimonJoe Simon
American

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
Canadian
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
American

Judd WinickJudd Winick
American

Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
Swedish

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
American

Milo ManaraMilo Manara
Italian
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American

Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
British
Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
American

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
American

George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
French, British
CharbCharb
French

George CruikshankGeorge Cruikshank
British
Don RosaDon Rosa
American

IlyaIlya
British
Charles Dana GibsonCharles Dana Gibson
American

Dave SimDave Sim
Canadian

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
American
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American

Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
American
Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
American