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

Dr. Seuss and Matt Groening are included on this list along with many more.

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

Use this list of renowned American cartoonists to discover some new cartoonists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (882 items)
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United States
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Kevin Smith is a film producer. ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

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Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United States
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Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small ...more

Age: 95

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United States
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Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, composer and actor. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Whedon co-wrote Toy Story, wrote and directed Serenity, co-wrote and produced The Cabin in the Woods, and wrote and directed The Avengers, the third highest-grossing film of all time, and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon is notable for his signature dialogue, which features dry self-referential humor and heavy ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cartoonists from the United States
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Fox in Socks, The King's Stilts, Hop on Pop, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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