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  • Bonita "Bonnie" Pietila
    Bonita Pietila is a Finnish-American casting director, best known for her work on The Simpsons , with which she has won three Emmy Awards (in 1998, 2000 and 2001). Pietila has been with the series si...
  • Terry Gilliam
    Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam (1940-) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Terry's trademark
  • Mauri Kunnas
    Mauri Tapio Kunnas (1950-) is a Finnish cartoonist and children's author. Kunnas matriculated in 1969 and graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki as a graphic designer in 1975. He h...
  • Mika Waltari (1908 - 1979)
    Mika Waltari (1908-1979) was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian . He was extremely productive, and wrote in addition to novels also poetry, short stories, criminal nov...
  • H. M. Bateman (1887 - 1970)
    Henry Mayo Bateman (15 February 1887 – 11 February 1970, Gozo) was a British humorous artist and cartoonist. H. M. Bateman was noted for his "The Man Who..." series of cartoons, featuring comically...

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