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

Gary Larson Gary Larson
American
Jake Tapper Jake Tapper
American

Dav Pilkey Dav Pilkey
American

Herge Hergé
Belgian

Thomas Nast Thomas Nast
American

Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney
American

Frank King Frank King
American

Azim Azimzade Azim Azimzade
Azerbaijani
Justin RoilandJustin Roiland
American

SethSeth
Canadian
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
American

Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
American

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
American
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
American

Jim LeeJim Lee
American, South Korean
Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
American

Scott AdamsScott Adams
American

Lisa HanawaltLisa Hanawalt
American
Ub IwerksUb Iwerks
American
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J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American
Jessie CaveJessie Cave
British

Alex RossAlex Ross
American

Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
American

Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
American
Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
American
Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
American

Mike MignolaMike Mignola
American

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
British

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
American
Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
American

Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
American

Quentin BlakeQuentin Blake
British

Craig McCrackenCraig McCracken
American

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American
DerfDerf
American

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
American
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
American

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American

Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
American
René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
French

Will EisnerWill Eisner
American
Judd WinickJudd Winick
American

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
American

Neal AdamsNeal Adams
American

Al CappAl Capp
American

William SteigWilliam Steig
American
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
American

Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
British

Joe SimonJoe Simon
American

Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American

Carl BarksCarl Barks
American
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
American

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
American

PeyoPeyo
Belgian
Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
American

Milo ManaraMilo Manara
Italian
Gail SimoneGail Simone
American

Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
French

Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
Canadian
Peter LairdPeter Laird
American

Chris WareChris Ware
American
George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
American

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American

Matt FractionMatt Fraction
American

Don RosaDon Rosa
American
Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
British
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
American

IlyaIlya
British

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American

Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
American
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
American

Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
Swedish

Wally WoodWally Wood
American

Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
American

Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
American
George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
French, British

Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
American
Dave SimDave Sim
Canadian

Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
American
Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
Spanish
Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
American