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.

SethSeth
(Canadian)
Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
(American)
Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
(American)

Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
(American)
Scott AdamsScott Adams
(American)
Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
(American)
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
(American)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)

Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
(American)
Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
(American)
Alex RossAlex Ross
(American)

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

Charles AddamsCharles Addams
(American)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)
Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
(British)

Mort WalkerMort Walker
(American)
Will EisnerWill Eisner
(American)
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
(American)

Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)
Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)
René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
(French)

William SteigWilliam Steig
(American)
Neal AdamsNeal Adams
(American)
Carl BarksCarl Barks
(American)

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)
Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
(American)
Al CappAl Capp
(American)

Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
(American)
Gail SimoneGail Simone
(American)
Judd WinickJudd Winick
(American)

PeyoPeyo
(Belgian)
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
(Canadian)

Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
(American)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)
Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
(American)

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
(American)
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
(American)
Milo ManaraMilo Manara
(Italian)

Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
(American)
Peter LairdPeter Laird
(American)
Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
(British)

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
(American)
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
(American)
Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
(Swedish)

IlyaIlya
(British)
Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
(American)
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
(French)

Don RosaDon Rosa
(American)
Chris WareChris Ware
(American)
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)

George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
(French,British)
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Matt FractionMatt Fraction
(American)

Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
(American)
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
(American)
Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
(French)

Lynda BarryLynda Barry
(American)
Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
(American)
Wally WoodWally Wood
(American)

William GainesWilliam Gaines
(American)
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(American)
Scott McCloudScott McCloud
(American)

Enki BilalEnki Bilal
(French)
James JeanJames Jean
(American)
Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
(Spanish)

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)
Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
(British)
Renée FrenchRenée French
(American)

Bil KeaneBil Keane
(American)
Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
(American)
Kurt BusiekKurt Busiek
(American)

Walt KellyWalt Kelly
(American)
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
(American)
Rick RemenderRick Remender
(American)

Dave SimDave Sim
(Canadian)
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
(American)
Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
(Canadian)