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  • 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...
  • Arthur Floyd Gottfredson (1905 - 1986)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Arthur Floyd Gottfredson (May 5, 1905 – July 22, 1986) was an American cartoonist best known for his defining work on the Mickey Mouse comic strip. He has probably had...
  • John "H.B." Doyle (1797 - 1868)
    John Doyle (Dublin 1797 – 2 January 1868 London), known by the pen name H. B., was a political cartoonist, caricaturist, painter and lithographer. He was a grandfather of the famous author, Sir Arthu...
  • Robert Smigel
    Robert Smigel was born on February 7, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert M. Smigel. He is a writer and producer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) a...

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

Belgian

Brazilian

English

Netherlands

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