Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom

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

List people range from Alan Moore to Martin Rowson.

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

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  • Al Ewing

    Al Ewing

    Age: 46
    Al Ewing () is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.
  • Alan Davis
    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    Alan Davis (born 18 June 1956) is an English writer and artist of comic books, known for his work on titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, ClanDestine, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail and JLA: Another Nail.
  • Alan Fennell
    Dec. at 65 (1936-2001)
    • Birthplace: England
    Alan Leslie Fennell (10 December 1936 – 10 December 2001) was a British writer and editor best known for work on series produced by Gerry Anderson, and for having created the magazines TV Century 21 and Look-in. Fennell wrote episodes of Fireball XL5 and Stingray and more than ten episodes of Thunderbirds including "30 Minutes After Noon". He also wrote for many comic strip adaptations and was the first editor of TV Century 21. Between himself and Dennis Spooner they wrote 36 episodes of Stingray. He also wrote a number of books, including a novelisation of the film Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973) and two original novels based on the TV series Freewheelers published in 1972 by Piccolo/TV Times, entitled Freewheelers - Sign Of The Beaver and Freewheelers - The Spy Game.
  • Alan McKenzie

    Alan McKenzie

    Alan McKenzie is a British comics writer known for his work at 2000 AD.
  • Alan Moore
    Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Northampton, England
    Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Swamp Thing, Batman: The Killing Joke and From Hell. Regarded by some as the best comics writer in the English language, he is widely recognized among his peers and critics. He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, and Translucia Baboon; also, reprints of some of his work have been credited to The Original Writer when Moore requested that his name be removed.Moore started writing for British underground and alternative fanzines in the late 1970s before achieving success publishing comic strips in such magazines as 2000 AD and Warrior. He was subsequently picked up by the American DC Comics, and as "the first comics writer living in Britain to do prominent work in America", he worked on major characters such as Batman (Batman: The Killing Joke) and Superman (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?), substantially developed the character Swamp Thing, and penned original titles such as Watchmen. During that decade, Moore helped to bring about greater social respectability for comics in the United States and United Kingdom. He prefers the term "comic" to "graphic novel". In the late 1980s and early 1990s he left the comic industry mainstream and went independent for a while, working on experimental work such as the epic From Hell and the prose novel Voice of the Fire. He subsequently returned to the mainstream later in the 1990s, working for Image Comics, before developing America's Best Comics, an imprint through which he published works such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the occult-based Promethea. In 2016, he published Jerusalem: a 1266-page experimental novel set in his hometown of Northampton, UK. Moore is an occultist, ceremonial magician, and anarchist, and has featured such themes in works including Promethea, From Hell, and V for Vendetta, as well as performing avant-garde spoken word occult "workings" with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD. Despite his own personal objections, his works have provided the basis for a number of Hollywood films, including From Hell (2001), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), V for Vendetta (2005), and Watchmen (2009). Moore has also been referenced in popular culture, and has been recognised as an influence on a variety of literary and television figures including Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, and Damon Lindelof. He has lived a significant portion of his life in Northampton, England, and he has said in various interviews that his stories draw heavily from his experiences living there.
    • Birthplace: England, London
    Alexander "Alex" Williams (born 18 October 1967 in London) is an English film animator and cartoonist. He is the son of animator Richard Williams. He has worked on many animated films, and is the author of the Queens Counsel cartoon strip in The Times, for which he was awarded the Cartoon Art Trust Award for Strip Cartooning in October 2017.