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List of Famous Comic Book Creators

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List of famous comic book creators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top comic book creators in the world? This includes the most prominent comic book creators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable comic book creators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic comic book creators 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 comic book creators.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Stan Lee and Kevin Smith.

From reputable, prominent, and well known comic book creators to the lesser known comic book creators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the comic book creator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous comic book creators ever?" and "What are the names of famous comic book creators?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Joseph Hill Whedon (; born June 23, 1964) is an American producer, director, screenwriter, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether...  more

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  • Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American comic book writer, novelist, inker, screenwriter, film director, and producer best known for his comic book stories and graphic novels such as...  more
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  • Jack Thomas Chick (April 13, 1924 – October 23, 2016) was an American cartoonist and publisher, best known for his evangelical fundamentalist Christian "Chick tracts." He expressed his perspective on...  more
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  • Nelson Alexander Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known with the 1994...  more
  • Anant Pai (17 September 1929 – 24 February 2011), popularly known as Uncle Pai, was an Indian educationalist and a pioneer in Indian comics. He is most famous as the creator of two comic book series...  more
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  • Jhonen C. Vasquez (/'d͡ʒoʊ.nɛn 'væs.kɛz/) (born September 1, 1974) is an American comic book writer, cartoonist, and music video director. He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the...  more
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