Women Cartoonists

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Alison Bechdel
(Known for the Long-Running Comic Strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For')
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Birthdate: September 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, United States

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is best known for her Dykes to Watch Out For strip, which gained a lot of popularity in various LGBT weeklies. The strip’s prime character is believed to be modeled on her. The lesbian artist’s works gave rise to the Bechdel Test, which targets gender inequality in Hollywood.

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Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist Known for Her Works 'Persepolis' and 'Chicken with Plums')
Marjane Satrapi
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Birthdate: November 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rasht, Iran

Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novelist, illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author, and film director. Satrapi achieved international recognition in the early-2000s after releasing her critically acclaimed graphic novels. She is best known for writing and directing an animated biographical drama film titled Persepolis, which received nominations at prestigious award ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globes.

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Tove Jansson
(Finnish Penwoman and the Author of the Children’s Book Series 'Moomin')
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Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.
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Jessie Cave
(Actress)
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Birthdate: May 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Raina Telgemeier
(Cartoonist)
Raina Telgemeier
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Birthdate: May 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Grace Gifford
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Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 13, 1955

Immortalized in the Irish ballad Grace, Irish cartoonist Grace Gifford was a regular contributor to many reputed publications such as The Irish Review. She was part of the Republican movement and married her lover Joseph Plunkett just hours before he was killed by firing squad for his invoolvement in the Easter Rising.

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Gail Simone
(Comics artist, Screenwriter)
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Birthdate: July 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oregon
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Lynda Barry
(Cartoonist)
Lynda Barry
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Birthdate: January 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richland Center
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Aline Kominsky-Crumb
(Comics artist)
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
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Birthdate: August 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Beach
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Francoise Mouly
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Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Louise Simonson
(Comics artist, Screenwriter)
Louise Simonson
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Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta
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Lynn Johnston
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Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Collingwood
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Coco
(Cartoonist)
Coco
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Birthdate: August 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Annemasse, France
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Kate Beaton
(Comics artist and the creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant.)
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Birthdate: September 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Renée French
(Comics writer who won the Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con in 2007 for the graphic novel The Ticking)
Renée French
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Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: United States
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Rose O'Neill
(Cartoonist)
Rose O'Neill
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Birthdate: June 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 6, 1944
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Dale Messick
(Comic-strip artist)
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Birthdate: April 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: April 5, 2005
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Minna Sundberg
(Reuben Award-Winning Cartoonist and Illustrator Known for Her Webcomics 'Stand Still, Stay Silent')
Minna Sundberg
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Birthdate: January 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sweden
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Helen E. Hokinson
(Cartoonist)
Helen E. Hokinson
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Birthdate: June 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mendota, Illinois, United States
Died: November 1, 1949
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Power Paola
(Colombian-Ecuadorian Cartoonist and Author of Graphic Memoirs)
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Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Power Paola is a Colombian-Ecuadorian cartoonist and author of graphic memoirs. Paola's work deals with themes of feminism, sexuality, personal identity, and family. One of her best-known works, Virus Tropical, was adapted into a film in 2017. Power Paola is also known as one of the most important members of a comics collective called Chicks on Comics.

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Omaya Joha
(Artist)
Omaya Joha
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Birthdate: February 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gaza City, Palestine
Throughout history, there have been many women cartoonists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female cartoonists such as Tove Jansson, Raina Telgemeier, Gloria Trevi, Alison Bechdel, Gail Simone.The women cartoonists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.