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  • Haro
    Haro Hodson Biography Haro Hodson was born in Glasgow on 9 February 1923, the second son of Canon R.V. Hodson, a hunting parson who was rector of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. He went to the King'...
  • Jay Norwood Darling (1876 - 1962)
    Experts estimate that J. N. "Ding" Darling drew 15,000 editorial cartoons chronicling the history, trends, thoughts, and politics of the United States for the first half of the twentieth century. His f...
  • Louis W. Dalrymple (1866 - 1905)
    Louis Dalrymple, 1866-1905 cartoonist Dalrymple published cartoons and illustrations in Puck magazine. Political cartoons had become so popular by the late nineteenth century that in New York, this w...
  • Bernhard Gillam (1856 - 1896)
    Bernhard Gillam (April 28, 1856 Banbury, Oxfordshire – January 19, 1896 Canajoharie, New York), was an English-born American political cartoonist. Gillam arrived in New York with his parents...
  • Garry Trudeau
    Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. Background and education Trudeau was born in New York City, the son of...

A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing cartoons. This work is usually humorous, mainly created for entertainment, political commentary or advertising. Throughout the 20th century, cartoons were widely published in print media of various kinds, featured in magazines such as The New Yorker and Punch and distributed to newspapers through such organization as King Features Syndicate. Today, both original and vintage cartoons can be found online.

Cartoonists may work in many different formats: animation, booklets, comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, graphic novels, manuals, single-panel gag cartoons or video game packaging. A cartoonist traditionally developed rough sketches into finished pencil drawings and then, for reproduction purposes, completed the artwork in black India ink, using either a brush or a metal-nibbed pen. Traditionally, cartoonists often used a Winsor & Newton #3, Series 7 brush in combination with a crowquill pen. Today, many cartoonists work with Micron pens, which are made in six different sizes, from .20 mm to .50 mm.

Cartoonists increasingly work in digital media. To illustrate the Blondie comic strip, the cartoonist John Marshall works directly on a Wacom tablet connected to his Macintosh computer. In some cases, cartoonists work on properties created by their forebears.






List of cartoonists

List of editorial cartoonists

List of American comics creators

List of comic creators