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List of famous female cartoonists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female cartoonists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being cartoonists. There are thousand of females working as cartoonists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cartoonists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a cartoonist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Emily Pohl-Weary and Rhoda Shipman.

While this isn't a list of all female cartoonists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female cartoonists?" and "Who are the best female cartoonists?"
Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Cartoonists
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Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Profession: Poet, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Cartoonist, Actor, + more

Credits: Is It Fall Yet?, Crossing, We All Fall Down

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#70 on The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

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Amber Benson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Cartoonists
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Amber Nicole Benson is an American writer, director, producer, and actress. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also directed, produced and starred in her own films Chance and Lovers, Liars & Lunatics. She also co-directed the film Drones ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Film Director

Credits: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Latter Days, The Crush, Strictly Sexual

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Patricia Highsmith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Cartoonists
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Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short story writer, most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1921-1995)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Crime writer, Novelist, Cartoonist, Author, Writer

Credits: Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley's Game, The American Friend, Purple Noon, + more

Also Ranked

#68 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#25 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#53 on The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

#13 on The Best Gay Authors

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Alison Bechdel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Cartoonists
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Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist. Originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, she came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical. She is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Clinton County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Profession: Novelist, Cartoonist, Author, Writer

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