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.

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

Scott AdamsScott Adams
(American)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)
Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
(American)
Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
(American)
Alex RossAlex Ross
(American)

Charles AddamsCharles Addams
(American)
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
(American)
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
(American)

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

Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
(American)
Mike MignolaMike Mignola
(American)
René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
(French)

Will EisnerWill Eisner
(American)
William SteigWilliam Steig
(American)
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
(American)

Al CappAl Capp
(American)
Carl BarksCarl Barks
(American)
Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
(American)
Neal AdamsNeal Adams
(American)

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
(British)
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
(American)
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
(American)

PeyoPeyo
(Belgian)
Gail SimoneGail Simone
(American)
Milo ManaraMilo Manara
(Italian)

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
(American)
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
(Canadian)
Judd WinickJudd Winick
(American)

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
(French)
E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
(American)

Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
(American)
Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
(British)
IlyaIlya
(British)

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)
Peter LairdPeter Laird
(American)
Don RosaDon Rosa
(American)

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

Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
(Swedish)
Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
(American)
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)

Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
(American)
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
(Canadian)

Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(American)
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
(American)
Matt FractionMatt Fraction
(American)

Mort WalkerMort Walker
(American)
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
(American)
Wally WoodWally Wood
(American)

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
(American)
Rick RemenderRick Remender
(American)
Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
(American)

Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
(Spanish)
Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
(French)
Chris WareChris Ware
(American)

Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
(British)
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
(American)
Enki BilalEnki Bilal
(French)

Walt KellyWalt Kelly
(American)
Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)
Scott McCloudScott McCloud
(American)

Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
(American)
William GainesWilliam Gaines
(American)
Hugo PrattHugo Pratt
(Italian)

Ryan NorthRyan North
(Canadian)
Bil KeaneBil Keane
(American)
Dave SimDave Sim
(Canadian)

Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
(American)
Louise SimonsonLouise Simonson
(American)
Brian BollandBrian Bolland
(British)