List of famous cartoonists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

More From Cartoonists
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

Herge Hergé
Belgian

Thomas Nast Thomas Nast
American

Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney
American
Azim Azimzade Azim Azimzade
Azerbaijani

Frank King Frank King
American
Steve DitkoSteve Ditko
American
SethSeth
Canadian
Todd McFarlaneTodd McFarlane
American

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
American
Scott AdamsScott Adams
American
Jim LeeJim Lee
American, South Korean

Mike MignolaMike Mignola
American
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
American
Alex RossAlex Ross
American

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld
American
Alison BechdelAlison Bechdel
American
Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman
American

Caroll SpinneyCaroll Spinney
American
Joe ShusterJoe Shuster
American
Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
American
Ed BrubakerEd Brubaker
American

Joe SimonJoe Simon
American
Jonathan HickmanJonathan Hickman
American
William SteigWilliam Steig
American

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
British
Robert RipleyRobert Ripley
American
Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
American
Will EisnerWill Eisner
American

E. C. SegarE. C. Segar
American
Neal AdamsNeal Adams
American
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny
French
Willie RushtonWillie Rushton
British
Al CappAl Capp
American
Carl BarksCarl Barks
American

Marv WolfmanMarv Wolfman
American
Milo ManaraMilo Manara
Italian
Judd WinickJudd Winick
American

PeyoPeyo
Belgian
Gail SimoneGail Simone
American
Jeff LemireJeff Lemire
Canadian
Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
American

Don RosaDon Rosa
American
Peter LairdPeter Laird
American
Enki BilalEnki Bilal
French

Dave SimDave Sim
Canadian
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American
IlyaIlya
British

Matt FractionMatt Fraction
American
Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
American
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
American

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American
Albert UderzoAlbert Uderzo
French
Harvey KurtzmanHarvey Kurtzman
American
Fabian NiciezaFabian Nicieza
American

Kieron GillenKieron Gillen
British
Lynda BarryLynda Barry
American
Carl LarssonCarl Larsson
Swedish

Daniel ClowesDaniel Clowes
American
Rick RemenderRick Remender
American
George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
French, British
Bill SienkiewiczBill Sienkiewicz
American

George HerrimanGeorge Herriman
American
Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Al JaffeeAl Jaffee
American

Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
Spanish
Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
American
Jules FeifferJules Feiffer
American
Brian AzzarelloBrian Azzarello
American

Aline Kominsky-CrumbAline Kominsky-Crumb
American
Chris WareChris Ware
American
James JeanJames Jean
American

Darwyn CookeDarwyn Cooke
Canadian
Lincoln PeirceLincoln Peirce
American
Carmine InfantinoCarmine Infantino
American
Kurt BusiekKurt Busiek
American

Scott McCloudScott McCloud
American
Bil KeaneBil Keane
American
Sylvain ChometSylvain Chomet
French

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
American
William GainesWilliam Gaines
American
Alex RaymondAlex Raymond
American
Hugo PrattHugo Pratt
Italian