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List of famous cartoonists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cartoonists in the world? This includes the most prominent cartoonists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Cartoon fans will also enjoy Calvin & Hobbes obscure trivia and videos of legendary artists drawing their iconic characters. This list of notable cartoonists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cartoonists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cartoonists.

The list of popular cartoon artists include Dr. Seuss, Bill Watterson, Charles M. Schulz, Matt Groening, and more. Featuring political cartoonists, cartoon creators, and great American cartoonists, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known cartoonists to the lesser known cartoonists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cartoonist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cartoonists ever?" and "What are the names of famous cartoonists?" then you're in the right place. 

Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Charles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists. Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson wrote in 2007: ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1922-2000)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Writer, Artist

Credits: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Victory Through Air Power, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, + more

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Bill Watterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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William Boyd "Bill" Watterson II is an American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories Area code 202, + more

Profession: Cartoonist

Credits: Calvin and Hobbes

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. Geisel published 46 ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: Area code 413, Springfield, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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#78 on The Best Writers of All Time

#17 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#54 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#77 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is a U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as the co-creator of two successful television series, The Simpsons, Futurama and a Christmas special, Olive, ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter Cartoonist, + more

Credits: The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Futurama, Futurama: Bender's Big Score

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#44 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

#20 on The Best Things from Oregon

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Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Michael Craig "Mike" Judge, is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, musician, and cartoonist. He created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill and co-created the television sitcom Silicon Valley. He wrote and directed the films ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: Clueless, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Office Space Beavis and Butt-head, + more

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#12 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

#99 on The Best Animated Voiceover Performances

#18 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

#50 on The Best Voiceover Performances in Film

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Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". He has occasionally ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Northampton, United Kingdom

Profession: Musician, Novelist, Screenwriter, Cartoonist Author, + more

Credits: Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, The Mindscape of Alan Moore Tales of the Black Freighter, + more

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Rube Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Reuben Garrett Lucius "Rube" Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, similar to Heath Robinson devices in the UK, as well as ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1883-1970)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Inventor, + more

Credits: Soup to Nuts

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Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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Kevin Smith is a film producer. ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Comic book creator, Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, Comic Book Men, Dogma

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#7 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

#10 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

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