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Famous Female Cartoonists

Updated June 14, 2019 16.5k views146 items

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?"
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