Famous Cartoonists from Germany

List of notable or famous cartoonists from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top cartoonists born in Germany and even some popular cartoonists who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German 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 Germany is included when available.

This list below has everything from Matt Groening to Charles M. Schulz.

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

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  • Lyonel Feininger
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    Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter, and a leading exponent of Expressionism. He also worked as a caricaturist and comic strip artist. He was born and grew up in New York City, traveling to Germany at 16 to study and perfect his art. He started his career as a cartoonist in 1894 and met with much success in this area. He was also a commercial caricaturist for 20 years for magazines and newspapers in the USA and Germany. At the age of 36, he started to work as a fine artist. He also produced a large body of photographic works between 1928 and the mid 1950s, but he kept these primarily within his circle of friends. He was also a pianist ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1871-1956)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Martin Perscheid

    Martin Perscheid (born February 16, 1966, in Wesseling, Germany) is a German cartoonist. His drawing style resembles that of Gary Larson. His works have been published since 1994 in various German newspapers and magazines, since 1996 under the title "Perscheids Abgründe" (“Perscheid's Abyss”). Of his many honors, he was winner of the Max & Moritz Prize of 2002 for the best German-language Cartoon Series, as well as the "Kulturplakette" (Culture Award) from his hometown of Wesseling.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Wesseling, Germany
  • Oliver Gaspirtz

    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
  • Peter Klusen

    Peter Klusen (born 1951) is a German writer, translator and cartoonist.
    • Age: 72
  • Vicco von Bülow
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    Bernhard-Victor Christoph-Carl von Bülow (12 November 1923 – 22 August 2011), known as Vicco von Bülow (from Bernhard-Victor Christoph-Carl) or Loriot, was a German comedian, humorist, cartoonist, film director, actor and writer. He is best known for his cartoons, the sketches from his 1976 television series Loriot, alongside Evelyn Hamann, and his two movies, Ödipussi (1988) and Pappa Ante Portas (1991). On the television series Unsere Besten (Our Best), Loriot was ranked the 54th best German ever. In a special comedy episode of Unsere Besten, he was ranked as the most famous German comedian ever.
    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1923-2011)
    • Birthplace: Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
  • Volker Kriegel (24 December 1943 – 15 June 2003) was a German jazz guitarist and founding member of the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble.
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1943-2003)
    • Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany