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List of famous inkers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top inkers in the world? This includes the most prominent inkers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable inkers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic inkers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned inkers.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Hayao Miyazaki and Art Adams.

From reputable, prominent, and well known inkers to the lesser known inkers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the inker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous inkers ever?" and "What are the names of famous inkers?" then you're in the right place. (12 items)
John Byrne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Inkers
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John Lindley Byrne is a British-born American comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise, the first issue of which featured comics' first variant cover. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them, and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four. During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including Next Men and Danger Unlimited. He scripted the first issues of Mike Mignola's Hellboy ...more on Wikipedia

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Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Inkers
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Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, and American directors Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles. Born in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Miyazaki began his animation career in 1963, when he joined Toei Animation. From there, Miyazaki worked as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon, where he ...more on Wikipedia

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Jack Kirby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Inkers
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Jack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic book medium. Kirby grew up poor in New York City and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s and drew various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, ...more on Wikipedia

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Akira Toriyama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Inkers
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Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known work—and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series and Chrono Trigger. Toriyama is regarded as one of the artists that changed the history of manga, as his works are highly influential and popular, particularly Dragon Ball, which many manga artists cite as a source of inspiration. He earned the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen or shōjo manga with Dr. Slump, and it went on to sell over 35 million copies in Japan. It was adapted into a ...more on Wikipedia

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