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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. 

Charles M. Schulz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
harles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as ...more

Bill Watterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
William Boyd "Bill" Watterson II is an American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin ...more

Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen ...more

Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is a U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as ...more

Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Michael Craig "Mike" Judge, is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, musician, and cartoonist. He created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and ...more

Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, ...more

Rube Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Reuben Garrett Lucius "Rube" Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated ...more

Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Kevin Smith is a film producer.

Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, composer and actor. He is the founder of Mutant ...more

R. K. Laxman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He is best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" ...more

Charlie Brooker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Charlton "Charlie" Brooker is an English satirist and broadcaster. He has worked in television, radio, print and online media. In addition to writing credits for programmes such as ...more

Chuck Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts ...more

Hergé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most ...more

Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult ...more

Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Josh Dolgin, better known by his stage name Socalled, is a Canadian rapper and record producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip hop, klezmer, and other styles such as drum & bass and folk ...more

Friz Freleng is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Isadore "Friz" Freleng, often credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, and producer famous for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of ...more

J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, ...more

John Byrne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
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 ...more

Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Bill Maudlin was an illustrator.

Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker.

Bob Gale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Michael Robert "Bob" Gale is an American screenwriter, producer and film director. He famously co-wrote the science fiction film Back to the Future with writing partner Robert ...more

Scott Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Scott Raymond Adams is an American cartoonist, creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation. His Dilbert ...more

Allan Heinberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Allan Heinberg is an American film screenwriter and comic book writer, who wrote Young Avengers for Marvel Comics, and has been a writer and producer on The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and ...more

Al Capp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Alfred Gerald Caplin, better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and ...more

Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Cartoonists
Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and ...more