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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.

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Al Ewing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Al Ewing age 40 Al Ewing is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD.

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Alan Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Alan Davis age 61 Alan Davis 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.

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Alan Fennell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Alan Fennell Died at 65 (1936-2001) Alan Fennell 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 ...more

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Alan McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Alan McKenzie Alan McKenzie is a British comics writer known for his work at 2000 AD.

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Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Alan Moore age 64 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, ...more

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Alexander Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Alexander Williams age 50 Alexander "Alex" Williams is an English film animator and cartoonist. He is the son of animator Richard Williams. He has worked on numerous animated films, and is the author of the ...more

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Andi Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Andi Watson age 49 Andrew "Andi" Watson is a British cartoonist and illustrator best known for the graphic novels Breakfast After Noon, Slow News Day and his series Skeleton Key and Love Fights, ...more

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Andrew Cartmel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Andrew Cartmel age 60 Andrew Cartmel is a British author and journalist, and former script editor of Doctor Who. He has also worked as a script editor on other television series, as a magazine editor, as a comics ...more

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Andy Diggle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Andy Diggle Andy Diggle is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. He is best known for his work on The Losers, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon at DC Comics and for ...more

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Andy Lanning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Andy Lanning Andy Lanning is a British comic book writer and inker, known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and for his collaboration with Dan Abnett.

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Andy Riley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Andy Riley age 47 Andy Riley is a British author, cartoonist, comics scriptwriter, and television screenwriter. Riley has written several best-selling cartoon books, The Book of Bunny Suicides, Return of the ...more

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Angus Allan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Angus Allan Died at 71 (1936-2007) Angus Peter Allan was a British comic strip writer and magazine editor who worked on TV Century 21 in the 1960s and Look-in magazine during the 1970s. Most commonly known as Angus Allan and ...more

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Michael Cummings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Michael Cummings Died at 78 (1919-1997) Arthur Stuart Michael Cummings MBE was a British newspaper cartoonist. He was known as Michael Cummings and signed his work simply Cummings.

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Arthur Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Arthur Wyatt Arthur Wyatt is a writer for British comic 2000 AD, creating stories mostly in the Future Shock format and in the Judge Dredd universe. Wyatt was also selected as one of 2005's five best new ...more

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Asia Alfasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Asia Alfasi age 33 Asia Alfasi is a Libyan-British manga-influenced comic writer and artist. She was born in Libya and moved to Scotland at the age of 7. Since then, she has relocated to Birmingham, England, and ...more

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Barry Windsor-Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Barry Windsor-Smith age 68 Barry Windsor-Smith, is a British comic book illustrator and painter whose best known work has been produced in the United States. He is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Conan the ...more

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Ben Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Ben Hunt

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Bill Tidy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Bill Tidy age 84 William Edward "Bill" Tidy, MBE, is a British cartoonist, writer and television personality, known chiefly for his comic strips. Tidy was appointed MBE in 2000 for "Services to ...more

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Bob Wilson age 77 Bob Wilson is a cartoonist, artist and author of children's books. He is probably best known for the Stanley Bagshaw series of children's books. He is also responsible for the Pump Street ...more

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Russell Brockbank is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Russell Brockbank Died 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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Bruce Bairnsfather is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Bruce Bairnsfather Died at 72 (1887-1959) Captain Bruce Bairnsfather was a prominent British humorist and cartoonist. His best-known cartoon character is Old Bill. Bill and his pals Bert and Alf featured in Bairnsfather's weekly ...more

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Bryan Talbot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Bryan Talbot age 66 Bryan Talbot is a British comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire, as well as the Grandville series of books. ...more

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Carl Critchlow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Carl Critchlow age 55 Carl Critchlow is a British fantasy and science fiction comic illustrator. He is best known for his character Thrud the Barbarian, which originally appeared in White Dwarf magazine, and for his ...more

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Charles Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Charles Hamilton Died at 85 (1876-1961) Charles Harold St. John Hamilton was an English writer, specializing in writing long-running series of stories for weekly magazines about recurrent casts of characters, his most frequent and ...more

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Charles Peattie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Charles Peattie age 60 Charles Peattie is a British cartoonist, best known as half of the team that creates the comic strip Alex. He has two daughters and two sons. He lives in London. Peattie studied at St Martin's ...more

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Chris Webster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Chris Webster age 57

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Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Christopher Reid age 68 Christopher John Reid, FRSL is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. In January 2010 he won the 2009 Costa Book Award for A Scattering, written as a tribute to his ...more

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Colin Cotterill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Colin Cotterill age 65 Colin Cotterill is a London-born teacher, crime writer and cartoonist. Cotterill has dual English and Australian citizenship; however, he currently lives in Southeast Asia, where he writes the ...more

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D'Israeli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
D'Israeli Matt Brooker, whose work most often appears under the pseudonym D'Israeli, is a British comic artist, colorist, writer and letterer. Other pseudonyms he uses include "Molly Eyre", for ...more

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Dan Abnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Dan Abnett age 52 Dan Abnett is a British comic book writer and novelist. He has been a frequent collaborator with fellow writer Andy Lanning, and is known for his work on books for both Marvel Comics, and their ...more

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Daniel Schaffer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Daniel Schaffer age 49 Dan Schaffer is a British writer/artist working primarily in comics and film. He is best known as the writer and illustrator of cult comic book series, Dogwitch. He is also the co-creator/artist ...more

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Dave Follows is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Dave Follows Died at 62 (1941-2003) Dave Follows was a British cartoonist. Follows' cartoons appear in newspapers, comics, and magazines all over the world. The Creature Feature is one of Follows' biggest successes. The Creature ...more

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Dave Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Dave Gibbons age 68 David Chester "Dave" Gibbons is an English comic book artist, writer and sometimes letterer. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the ...more

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David Britton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
David Britton David Britton is a British author, artist, publisher, and holocaust denier who was imprisoned for his views. In the 1970s he founded Weird Fantasy and Crucified Toad, a series of small press ...more

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David Hine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
David Hine age 69 David Hine is an English comic book writer and artist, known for his work on Silent War and The Bulletproof Coffin.

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David Low is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
David Low Died at 72 (1891-1963) Sir David Alexander Cecil Low was a New Zealand political cartoonist and caricaturist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom for many years. Low was a self-taught cartoonist. Born in New ...more

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David Trumble is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
David Trumble age 32 David Trumble is a British film writer/director and political cartoonist for The Sun newspaper.

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Denis Gifford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Denis Gifford Died at 73 (1927-2000) Denis Gifford was a British writer, broadcaster, journalist, comic artist and historian of film, comics, television and radio. In his lengthy career, he wrote and drew for British comics; wrote ...more

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Donald Rooum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Donald Rooum age 89 Donald Rooum is an English anarchist cartoonist and writer. He has a long association with Freedom Press who have published seven volumes of his Wildcat cartoons. In 1963 he played a key role in ...more

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Ed Pinsent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Ed Pinsent age 58 Ed Pinsent is a British cartoonist, artist, and writer.

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Edward Berridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Edward Berridge

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Eric Holmes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Eric Holmes age 43 Eric Holmes is a Scottish writer, creative director and videogame designer. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and since October 2011 works for Warner Bros. Games Montréal. ...more

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Fougasse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Fougasse Died at 78 (1887-1965) Cyril Kenneth Bird, pen name Fougasse was a British cartoonist best known for his editorship of Punch magazine and his World War II warning propaganda posters. He also designed many posters for ...more

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Francis Wilford-Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Francis Wilford-Smith Died at 82 (1927-2009) Francis Wilford-Smith was a British cartoonist, graphic artist, and producer and archivist of blues music. As a cartoonist, he used the pseudonym Smilby, a contraction of his surname with his ...more

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Frank Hampson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Frank Hampson Died at 67 (1918-1985) Frank Hampson was a British illustrator, best known as the creator and artist of Dan Dare and other characters in the boys' comic, the Eagle, to which he contributed from 1950 to 1961. He wrote ...more

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Gary Russell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Gary Russell age 54 Gary Russell is a freelance writer, producer and former child actor. As a writer, he is best known for his work in connection with the television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs in other ...more

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Gary Whitta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
Gary Whitta age 45 Gary Leslie Whitta is an English screenwriter, author, game designer, and video game journalist. He is known as the former editor-in-chief of both the UK and US editions of PC Gamer magazine and ...more

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George Belcher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
George Belcher Died at 72 (1875-1947) George Frederick Arthur Belcher was an English cartoonist, etcher and painter of genre, sporting subjects and still life. He was born in London on 19 September 1875 and studied at the Gloucester ...more

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George du Maurier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
George du Maurier Died at 62 (1834-1896) George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier was a French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his novel Trilby. He was the father of actor Gerald du ...more

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George Worsley Adamson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United Kingdom
George Worsley Adamson Died at 92 (1913-2005) George Worsley Adamson, RE, MCSD was a book illustrator, author and cartoonist who from 1931 held American and British dual citizenship.