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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Adrian Raeside age 61 Adrian Raeside is an editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times-Colonist. His comic strip, The Other Coast, was picked up by Creators Syndicate in 2001 and has appeared in over 100 newspapers ...more

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Alan Sakhavarz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Alan Sakhavarz age 73

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Albéric Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Albéric Bourgeois Dec. at 86 (1876-1962) Albéric Bourgeois was a French-Canadian cartoonist, credited with creating the first continuing comic strip to use word balloons in Canada.

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Andrew Foley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
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.

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Bernie Mireault is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Bernie Mireault age 57 Bernard Edward "Bernie" Mireault 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 ...more

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Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 46 Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker.

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Billy Mavreas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Billy Mavreas age 49 Billy Mavreas 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 spirituality. He ...more

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Blaine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Blaine Dec. at 75 (1937-2012) Blaine 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 work was published in The ...more

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Russell Brockbank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Dec. at 66 (1913-1979) Russell Brockbank 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 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Bryan Lee O'Malley age 39 Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist, best known for the Scott Pilgrim series. He is also a musician using the alias Kupek.

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Bryce Hallett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 41 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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Bus Griffiths Dec. at 93 (1913-2006) Bus Griffiths was a cartoonist, lumberjack, and fisherman. He was best known for his full length graphic novel, Now You're Logging published 1978 by Harbour Publishing. Now You're Logging ...more

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Charles Templeton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Dec. at 86 (1915-2001) Charles Bradley Templeton was a Canadian cartoonist, evangelist, agnostic, politician, newspaper editor, inventor, broadcaster and author. He was born and died in the same city, Toronto, Canada. ...more

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Chester Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 57 Chester William David Brown is a Canadian cartoonist and, since 2008, the Libertarian Party of Canada's candidate for the riding of Trinity—Spadina in Toronto. Brown has gone through several ...more

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Colin Upton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 58 Colin Upton 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 minicomic format, ...more

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Darwyn Cooke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 56 Darwyn Cooke is a Canadian comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, known for his work on the comic books Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit and Richard Stark's Parker: The

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Dave Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 51 David Charles Cooper is a cartoonist, commercial illustrator and a graphic designer who lives in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to comics, Cooper has worked extensively as a designer, producer, and ...more

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Dave Sim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 61 David Victor Sim is a Canadian cartoonist and publisher, best known for his comic book Cerebus, his formal artistic experimentations, his advocacy of self-publishing and creator's rights, and ...more

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David Boswell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
David Boswell age 65 David E. Boswell 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 series Reid ...more

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Don Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Don Sparrow Don Sparrow is an illustrator, writer, and artist born in Canada. Publications in which he has been published include Computer Arts magazine, NUVO magazine, Ohio magazine and several others. He ...more

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Emily Pohl-Weary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 45 Emily Pohl-Weary is a Canadian novelist and magazine editor. She is the granddaughter of science fiction writers and editors Judith Merril and Frederik Pohl.

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Eric Kim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Eric Kim age 41 Eric Kim 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 for Oni ...more

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Éric Thériault is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 51 Éric Thériault is a Canadian comics artist and writer, illustrator and blogger living in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Gary Pearson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Gary Pearson is a Canadian comedian, and television writer producer. He grew up in the southwestern Ontario village of Comber. Taking an early interest in politics and art, he began to do ...more

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George Feyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
George Feyer Dec. at 46 (1921-1967) George Feyer 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 Canadian ...more

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George Metzger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
George Metzger age 79 George Metzger is an American cartoonist and animator. He was an underground comics artist during the mid-1960s and early 1970s in California, eventually relocating to Canada, where he worked in ...more

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Gerhard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Dec. at 4 (1959-1963) Gerhard is the background artist for theCerebus comic.

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Glen Hanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Glen Hanson is an openly gay Canadian-born caricaturist and cartoonist, who works primarily in illustration and animation. He is best known as co-creator of the comic strip Chelsea Boys with ...more

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Grafiksismik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Grafiksismik Studio Grafiksismik, Inc. was a creative services studio based in Quebec, Canada. Specializing in creating contents for comic books, animation, video games, and cinema, the studio developed a ...more

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Guy Delisle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 52 Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, best known for his graphic novels about his travels, such as Shenzhen, Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Burma ...more

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Hal Foster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Dec. at 90 (1892-1982) Harold Rudolf Foster, better known as Hal Foster, was a Canadian-American comic book artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant. His drawing style is noted for ...more

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Henri Julien is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Henri Julien Dec. at 56 (1852-1908) Henri Julien, baptised Octave-Henri Julien was a French Canadian artist and cartoonist noted for his work for the Canadian Illustrated News.

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Henriette Valium is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 58 Henriette Valium, whose real name is Patrick Henley, is a comic book artist and painter based in Montreal, Quebec. Although Valium did gain substantial recognition from the underground comics ...more

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Ho Che Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 49 Ho Che Anderson, born 1969 in London, is a cartoonist and comics artist primarily affiliated with Fantagraphics publishers.

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Hope Larson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 35 Hope Raue Larson is an American illustrator and cartoonist. Her main field is comic books.

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Ian Boothby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Ian Boothby Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and an Eisner Award–winning comic book creator best known for his work as the lead writer on Simpsons Comics and ...more

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J. Torres is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
J. Torres Joseph Torres, better known as J. Torres, is a Filipino-born Canadian comic book writer. He is perhaps best known for his run on DC Comics' Teen Titans Go!. He has also done some writing for ...more

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James Simpkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Dec. at 94 (1910-2004) James Nathaniel "Jim" Simpkins was a Winnipeg born Canadian cartoonist and artist. He was one of the original artists for the National Film Board and worked for them for many years ...more

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Jason Marcy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Jason Marcy Jason Marcy is a cartoonist living in Hamilton, Ontario who works primarily in the field of autobiographical comics. His series of Jay's Days books recount his days working for a record store ...more

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Jay Stephens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 47 Jay Stephens is a Canadian cartoonist. He is best known as the creator of Discovery Kids's animated television series Tutenstein and Cartoon Network's The Secret Saturdays. Stephens has also ...more

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Jeff Lemire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Jeff Lemire age 42 Jeff Lemire is a Canadian comics artist and writer. He is the author of titles including the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, The Nobody, and Animal Man. Lemire is known for his moody, ...more

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Jim Unger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Jim Unger Dec. at 75 (1937-2012) Jim Unger was a British Canadian cartoonist, best known for his syndicated comic strip Herman which ran for 18 years in 600 newspapers in 25 countries.

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Joey Comeau is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 37 Joey Comeau is a Canadian writer. He is best known for writing the text of the webcomic A Softer World, and for his novels Lockpick Pornography and Overqualified.

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John Byrne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
age 67 John Lindley Byrne is a British-born American comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel ...more

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John Rogers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
John Rogers is a screenwriter, comedian, film producer, and comic book writer.

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John Wilson Bengough is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Dec. at 72 (1851-1923) John Wilson Bengough was one of Canada's first cartoonists, as well as an editor, publisher, writer, poet, entertainer and politician. Bengough is best known for his biting political cartoons ...more

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Jono Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Jono Howard Jono Howard is a Canadian-born writer who works primarily on animated children's shows. For the majority of his career, Howard worked closely with animator Danny Antonucci. He worked as a staff ...more

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Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Josh Dolgin, better known by his stage name Socalled, is a Canadian rapper and record producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip hop, klezmer, and other styles such as drum & bass and folk ...more

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Julie Doucet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Julie Doucet age 52 Julie Doucet is a Canadian former underground cartoonist and artist, best known for her autobiographical works such as Dirty Plotte and My New York Diary. Her work is concerned with such topics ...more

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Kaare Andrews is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Canada
Kaare Andrews is a Canadian comic book writer, artist and filmmaker who hails from Saskatoon. He is most known for his cover work on Incredible Hulk and Iron Fist, as well as many other comic ...more