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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 (; born July 6, 1950) is a British-born American writer and artist of superhero comics. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major superheroes, with noted work 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 as penciller, inker, letterer and writer on his earliest work, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them, and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four (where he also served as penciler and inker). During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including ...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 (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation filmmakers. Born in Bunkyō Ward of Tokyo, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. During his early years at Toei Animation he worked as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata. Notable films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei include ...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 (); August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was an American comic book artist, writer and editor, widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. He grew up 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, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before 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. ...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 (鳥山 明, Toriyama Akira, born April 5, 1955) is a Japanese manga artist, game artist and character designer. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga series 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, Chrono Trigger and Blue Dragon. 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. ...more on Wikipedia

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