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  • Russell Keaton (1909 - 1945)
    Russell Keaton was a noted cartoonist and one of the first to use a woman as the main character in an aviation cartoon. Born in Corinth, Mississippi, on 15 May 1909 to Ernest and Velma Rinehart Keaton,...
  • Joseph Barbera (1911 - 2006)
    Joseph Roland Barbera (/bɑːrˈbɛərə, ˈbɑːrbərə/ bar-BAIR-ə, BAR-bər-ə,[1] Italian: [bar%CB%88b%C9%9B%CB%90ra]; March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboar...
  • Edwin Granberry (1897 - 1988)
    Edwin Phillips Granberry (18 April 1897 – 5 December 1988) was an American writer, novelist and translator. In 1932, he won the O. Henry Award for Best Short Short Story. Edwin Granberry was born in...
  • Greg (1931 - 1999)
    Michel Régnier (5 May 1931 – 29 October 1999), best known by his pseudonym Greg, was a Belgian cartoonist[2] best known for Achille Talon, and later became editor of Tintin magazine. Biography Reg...
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    James Murdoch
    James Rupert Jacob Murdoch is the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation. He is the former chairman and chief executive of News Corp., Euro...

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.









Franco-Belgian comic strip


List of cartoonists

List of editorial cartoonists

List of American comics creators

List of comic creators