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List of Famous Cartoonists

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List of famous cartoonists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cartoonists in the world? This includes the most prominent cartoonists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Cartoon fans will also enjoy Calvin & Hobbes obscure trivia and videos of legendary artists drawing their iconic characters. This list of notable cartoonists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cartoonists 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 cartoonists.

The list of popular cartoon artists include Dr. Seuss, Bill Watterson, Charles M. Schulz, Matt Groening, and more. Featuring political cartoonists, cartoon creators, and great American cartoonists, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known cartoonists to the lesser known cartoonists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cartoonist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cartoonists ever?" and "What are the names of famous cartoonists?" then you're in the right place. 

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  • Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz (; November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Watterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists

    Bill Watterson

    William Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American former cartoonist and the author... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Theodor Seuss Geisel ( or (listen); March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American ... more on Wikipedia

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  • Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Matthew Abraham Groening ( (listen) GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Michael Craig Judge (born October 17, 1962) is an Ecuadorian-born American animator,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Rube Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970), known best as Rube Goldberg,... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • R. K. Laxman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman (24 October 1921 – 26 January 2015) was an Indian... more on Wikipedia
  • Charlie Brooker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Charlton "Charlie" Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is an English humourist, critic, author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chuck Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Hergé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Georges Prosper Remi (French: [ʁəmi]; 22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), known by the pen name Hergé... more on Wikipedia
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Friz Freleng is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1906 – May 26, 1995), often credited as I. Freleng, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    Joseph Michael Straczynski (; born July 17, 1954) is an American television and film... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Byrne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    John Lindley Byrne (; born July 6, 1950) is a British-born American writer and artist of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
    William Henry "Bill" Mauldin (; October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) was an American editorial... more on Wikipedia
  • Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Bob Gale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Scott Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Allan Heinberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Al Capp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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  • Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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