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Famous Cartoonists from Canada

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List of notable or famous cartoonists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top cartoonists born in Canada and even some popular cartoonists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian cartoonists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These cartoonists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known cartoonist from Canada is included when available.

List includes Terry Mosher, Bif Naked and more.

This historic cartoonists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian cartoonists of note?" and "Who are the most famous cartoonists from Canada?" These prominent cartoonists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian cartoonists.

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    Adrian Raeside

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceDunedin, New Zealand

    BirthplaceDunedin, New Zealand

    Adrian Raeside was born in 1957 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He began drawing cartoons on washroom walls as a kid. After being expelled from his first (and last) art class at the age of 15, he moved...  more
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    Alan Sakhavarz

    Age: 75
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    Albéric Bourgeois

    Dec. at 86 (1876-1962)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Albéric Bourgeois (November 29, 1876 – November 17, 1962) was a French-Canadian cartoonist, credited with creating the first continuing comic strip to use word balloons in Canada....  more
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    Andrew Foley is a writer and occasional editor and artist of comic books and graphic novels. Andrew Foley lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his wife, graphic designer Tiina Andreakos....  more
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    Bernie Mireault

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceMarville, Meuse, France

    BirthplaceMarville, Meuse, France

    Bernard Edward "Bernie" Mireault (born 1961) is a Canadian comic book artist and writer. Comics critic Timothy Callahan has argued that Mireault is one of the unheralded creators who helped bring in...  more
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    Bif Naked

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Beth Torbert (born June 15, 1971) is an Indo-Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and motivational speaker best known by her stage name Bif Naked....  more
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    Billy Mavreas

    Age: 52
    Billy Mavreas (born August 14, 1968) is a Canadian cartoonist and artist living in Montreal, Quebec, Canada whose mostly silent or wordless comics revolve around the themes of language, sexuality and...  more
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    Blaine

    Dec. at 75 (1937-2012)

    BirthplaceGlace Bay, Canada

    BirthplaceGlace Bay, Canada

    Blaine (July 7, 1937 – February 5, 2012) was the name used by Canadian political cartoonist Blaine MacDonald. Blaine was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and later relocated to Hamilton, Ontario. His...  more
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    Russell Brockbank

    Dec. at 66 (1913-1979)

    BirthplaceCanada

    BirthplaceCanada

    Russell Brockbank (1913-1979) was a cartoonist born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He moved to England in 1929. Brockbank was best known for his motoring, motor racing and aviation cartoons. His work was...  more
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    Bryan Lee O'Malley

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist, best known for the Scott Pilgrim series. He is also a musician using the alias Kupek....  more
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    BirthplaceNorth Bay, Canada

    BirthplaceNorth Bay, Canada

    Bryce Hallett is a Canadian independent animator living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A graduate of Sheridan College's classical animation program and Canadore College's graphic...  more
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    Bus Griffiths

    Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceMoose Jaw, Canada

    BirthplaceMoose Jaw, Canada

    Gilbert Joseph "Bus" Griffiths (1913 – September 25, 2006) was a cartoonist, lumberjack, and fisherman. He was best known for his graphic novel Now You're Logging, published 1978 by Harbour...  more
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    Charles Templeton

    Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Charles Bradley Templeton (October 7, 1915 – June 7, 2001) was a Canadian cartoonist, evangelist, agnostic, politician, newspaper editor, inventor, broadcaster and author. ...  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Chester William David Brown (born 16 May 1960) is a Canadian cartoonist. Brown has gone through several stylistic and thematic periods. He gained notice in alternative comics circles in the 1980s...  more
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Colin Upton (born April 2, 1960) is a Canadian cartoonist and artist who was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Many of his comics are self-published in the...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Darwyn Cooke (November 16, 1962 – May 14, 2016) was a Canadian comics artist, writer, cartoonist, and animator who worked on the comic books Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit and Richard...  more
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    BirthplaceNova Scotia, Canada

    BirthplaceNova Scotia, Canada

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    Dave Sim

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Dave Sim (born 17 May 1956) is a Canadian cartoonist and publisher, best known for his comic book Cerebus, his artistic experimentation, his advocacy of self-publishing and creator's rights, and his...  more
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    David Boswell

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    David E. Boswell (born 1953) is a comic book writer and artist, illustrator, and photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia who has worked in the comics industry. He is the creator of the...  more
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    Don Sparrow

    Don Sparrow is an illustrator, writer, and artist born in Canada. Publications in which he has been published include Computer Arts magazine [1], NUVO magazine [2], Ohio magazine [3] and several...  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Emily Pohl-Weary (born 1973) is a Canadian novelist, poet, university professor, and magazine editor. She is the granddaughter of science fiction writers and editors Judith Merril and Frederik Pohl....  more
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    Eric Kim

    Age: 43
    Eric Kim (born 1977) is a Korean Canadian comic book creator. He illustrated The Sidesteppers for Owl Magazine, has done freelance work for UDON Entertainment, illustrated Love as a Foreign Language...  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Éric Thériault (born 1967 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec) is a Canadian comics artist, writer, illustrator and blogger living in Montreal, Quebec, Canada....  more
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    Gary Pearson may refer to: Gary Pearson (comedian), Canadian comedian Gary Pearson (footballer) (born 1976), English footballer...  more
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    George Feyer

    Dec. at 46 (1921-1967)

    BirthplaceHungary

    BirthplaceHungary

    George Feyer (1921 – March 1967) was a Canadian cartoonist who shot to fame through appearances on CBC Television in the 1950s. As a cartoonist for Maclean's magazine he helped to define the look of...  more