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  • T.S. Sullivant (1854 - 1926)
    Thomas Starling Sullivant (1854–1926) was an American cartoonist who signed his work T. S. Sullivant. His work appeared most frequently in the pages of the humorous Life magazine. Best known for his an...
  • 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 known...
  • William Hamilton (1939 - 2016)
    William Hamilton (June 2, 1939 – April 8, 2016) was an American cartoonist and playwright. He was most closely associated with the magazine The New Yorker. Hamilton was noted for his wit and irony an...
  • Richard Doyle (1824 - 1883)
    Richard "Dickie" Doyle (18 September 1824 – 10 December 1883)[1] was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. His work frequently appeared, amongst other places, in Punch magazine; he drew the cover...
  • Murray Hone Ball (1939 - 2017)
    Murray Hone Ball, ONZM (1939 – 12 March 2017), was a New Zealand-born cartoonist, who became known for his Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), Bruce the Barba...

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