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  • Robert Ripley (1890 - 1949)
    Robert LeRoy Ripley (December 25, 1890 – May 27, 1949) was an American cartoonist, entrepreneur and amateur anthropologist, who created the Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series...
  • Walter Lantz (1899 - 1994)
    Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899[1] – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Wood...
  • Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002)
    Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney...
  • Charles Addams (1912 - 1988)
    Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became ...
  • Robert Emerson Clampett (1913 - 1984)
    Robert Emerson Clampett (1913-1984) was a cartoonist, animation director, and creator of "Time for Beany." The puppets won three Emmy Awards. Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett (May 8, 1913 – May...

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.

Cartoonists

American

Argentinian

Brazilian

English

List of cartoonists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cartoonists

List of editorial cartoonists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_editorial_cartoonists

List of American comics creators

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_comics_creators

List of comic creators

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_comic_creators

Sources

http://www.askart.com/askart/h

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cartoonamerica/cartoon-punch.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspaper_comic_strips