My favorite cartoonists

by comic_guy87 | created - 16 Jun 2013 | updated - 16 Jun 2013 | Public

A list of my favorite cartoon creators, directors, and comic book and comic strip illustrators.

1. Matt Groening

Writer | The Simpsons

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...

2. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

3. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

4. Jim Davis

Writer | Garfield in Disguise

Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945 in Marion, Indiana, USA as James Robert Davis. He is known for his work on Garfield in Disguise (1985), Garfield's Babes and Bullets (1989) and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006). He has been married to Jill Davis since July 16, 2000. They have two children. ...

5. Tom Ruegger

Producer | Tiny Toon Adventures

Tom Ruegger is the fourteen-time Emmy-winning producer and creative force behind many of the most popular and successful animated television series of all time, including Tiny Toon Adventures (1990), Animaniacs (1993) and Pinky and the Brain (1995) to name only a few.

Over the last decade, Mr. ...

6. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

7. Robert Clampett

Director | Thunderbolt the Wondercolt

Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World (1925), inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which ...

8. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

9. Friz Freleng

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an ...

10. Robert McKimson

Director | Baggy Pants & the Nitwits

Robert McKimson was born on October 13, 1910. He started his career in animation, along with many others, as an artist for Walt Disney's Oswald the Rabbit in 1928. After Disney went to produce Mickey Mouse cartoons, Hugh Harman & Rudolph Ising went to Warner Brothers to direct and co-produce ...

11. Arthur Davis

Director | Challenge of the GoBots

Arthur Davis is among the most overlooked & forgotten members of Warner Brother's "Golden Age". He has been overshadowed by other animation directors, including Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones & Robert Clampett. A serviceable animator, Davis came to Warner Brothers with fellow animator Frank ...

12. Charles M. Schulz

Writer | The Peanuts Movie

Charles M. Schulz was born on November 26, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Charles Monroe Schulz. He was a writer and producer, known for The Peanuts Movie (2015), The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983) and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He was married to Jeannie Forsyth and Joyce ...

13. Bill Watterson

Self | Stripped

Bill Watterson was born on July 5, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as William Boyd Watterson II. He is a writer, known for Stripped (2014). He has been married to Melissa Richmond since October 8, 1983.

14. Dik Browne

Writer | The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

Dik Browne was born on August 11, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Arthur Allan Browne. He was a writer, known for The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972), Hägar the Horrible (1989) and The American Comic Strip (1978). He was married to Joan Kelly. He died on June 4, 1989 in ...

15. William Hanna

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

William Hanna was born on July 14, 1910 in Melrose, New Mexico, USA as William Denby Hanna. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Flintstones (1994) and The Smurfs (1981). He was married to Violet Blanch Wogatzke. He died on March 22, 2001 in North Hollywood...

16. Joseph Barbera

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Joseph Barbera was born on March 24, 1911 in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Roland Barbera. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Smurfs (1981) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). He was married to Sheila Holden and ...

17. Al Jean

Producer | The Simpsons

Al Jean was born on January 9, 1961 in Michigan, USA as Alfred Ernest Jean III. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986). He has been married to Stephanie Gillis since 2002.

18. Mike Reiss

Producer | The Simpsons

Mike Reiss was born on September 15, 1959 as Michael Louis Reiss. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986).

19. Genndy Tartakovsky

Producer | Samurai Jack

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...

20. Craig McCracken

Writer | Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Craig McCracken has been interested in drawing and animation since the age of three. Some of his sources of inspiration are Japanese anime, Super Friends (1973), Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) and Little Golden Books. After briefly considering a career as a comic book illustrator, McCracken studied ...

21. John Kricfalusi

Writer | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Canadian-born cartoon cartoonist Kricfalusi began his career by working on low end Saturday morning cartoons like The Jetsons (1962) revival and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972). In 1987, Kricfalusi's mentor, Ralph Bakshi, "saved" him by hiring him as supervising director on his show Mighty ...

22. Joe Murray

Writer | Rocko's Modern Life

Joe Murray was born on May 3, 1961 in San Jose, California, USA as Joseph David Murray. He is a writer and producer, known for Rocko's Modern Life (1993), Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo? (2007) and Camp Lazlo! (2004). He has been married to Aleide since 2011. He was previously married to Diane Murray ...

23. Paul Rugg

Actor | Animaniacs

Paul Rugg was born on October 21, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Paul Kevin Rugg. He is an actor and writer, known for Animaniacs (1993), Freakazoid! (1995) and The 7D (2014).

24. Bruce Timm

Animation_department | Batman: The Animated Series

Bruce Timm was born on February 5, 1961 in Oklahoma, USA as Bruce Walter Timm. He is known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Superman (1996).

25. Paul Dini

Writer | Batman: The Animated Series

Paul Dini was born on August 7, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul McClaran Dini. He is known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman Beyond (1999) and Lost (2004). He has been married to Misty Lee since October 30, 2005.

26. Eric Radomski

Producer | Batman: The Animated Series

Eric Radomski is a producer and director, known for Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Spawn (1997).

27. Tad Stones

Producer | Darkwing Duck

Tad Stones was born on May 28, 1952 in Burbank, California, USA as Edward T. Stones. He is a producer and director, known for Darkwing Duck (1991), Aladdin (1994) and Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006). He has been married to Lisa Anne Muscio since September 18, 1976. They have one child.

28. Paul Germain

Producer | Rugrats

Writer/director/producer Paul Germain makes character-driven family comedies that are popular worldwide and across generations.

A native Angeleno, Paul started out at Gracie Films with James L. Brooks, working as a PA on "Terms of Endearment" and associate producer on the film "Say Anything" and the...

30. David Feiss

Writer | Cow and Chicken

David Feiss was born on April 16, 1959 in Sacramento, California, USA as David Michael Feiss. He is known for his work on Cow and Chicken (1995), Astro Boy (2009) and Heavy Metal (1981). He has been married to Annmarie Ashkar McCarty since 2005. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

31. Maxwell Atoms

Writer | Grim & Evil

Maxwell Atoms was born on January 21, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Adam Maxwell Burton. He is a writer and producer, known for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001), Evil Con Carne (2003) and Fish Hooks (2010).

32. Jhonen Vasquez

Animation_department | Invader ZIM

Jhonen Vasquez was born and raised on San Jose's East Side. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High in 1992 and was a one-time film student at De Anza College. Even though he has little formal artistic training, he entered the world of alternative comics, as the writer/creator/artist of such titles ...

33. Peter Laird

Writer | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Peter Laird was born on January 27, 1954 in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991).

34. Kevin Eastman

Writer | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Kevin Eastman was born on May 30, 1962 in Portland, Maine, USA as Kevin Brooks Eastman. He is a writer and actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). He has been married to ...

35. Todd McFarlane

Writer | Venom

Todd McFarlane was born on March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Todd Dean McFarlane. He is a writer and producer, known for Venom (2018), Spawn (1997) and Spawn (2019). He has been married to Wanda since July 27, 1985. They have three children.

36. Frank Miller

Writer | Sin City

Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, to a nurse mother and a carpenter and electrician father, and was raised in Montpelier, Vermont. He is of Irish descent. Miller was a big comics writer/artist in the '70s and '80s. He wrote and penciled the Marvel series "Daredevil" for a long time. His ...

37. Jim Lee

Writer | Gambit

Jim Lee was born on August 11, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea as I Yong-cheol. He is a writer, known for Gambit (2020), Revisioned: Tomb Raider (2007) and Gen¹³ (2000). He is married to Carla Michelle. They have nine children.

38. Jack Kirby

Writer | Iron Man

Jack Kirby was born on August 28, 1917 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Kurtzberg. He is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Ant-Man (2015). He was married to Rosalind Goldstein-Kirby. He died on February 6, 1994 in Thousand ...

39. Van Partible

Writer | Johnny Bravo

Van Partible was born on December 13, 1971 in Manila, Philippines as Efram Giovanni Bravo Partible. He is a writer and director, known for Johnny Bravo (1997), The Amazon Women (1997) and Shorty McShorts' Shorts (2006).

40. Seth MacFarlane

Writer | Family Guy

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He ...

To be fair he used to have talent, and it's not entirely his fault that Family Guy became terrible in recent years.

41. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) and King of the Hill (1997).

42. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

43. Danny Antonucci

Writer | Ed, Edd n Eddy

Danny Antonucci was born on February 27, 1957. He is known for his work on Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999), Heavy Metal (1981) and Cartoon Sushi (1997).

44. John Dilworth

Writer | Courage the Cowardly Dog

John Dilworth was born on February 14, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as John R. Dilworth. He is known for his work on Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999), The Dirdy Birdy (1995) and The Chicken from Outer Space (1996).

46. George Krstic

Writer | Megas XLR

George Krstic is known for his work on Megas XLR (2004), Motorcity (2012) and The Last Actor (1994).

47. Stephen Hillenburg

Writer | SpongeBob SquarePants

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. Stephen was born on August 21st, 1961 in Lawton, Oklahoma and raised in Anaheim, California, Hillenburg became fascinated with the ocean as a child and ...

48. Craig Bartlett

Writer | Hey Arnold!

Craig Bartlett was born on October 18, 1956 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Craig Michael Bartlett. He is a writer and producer, known for Hey Arnold! (1994), Dinosaur Train (2009) and Rugrats (1990). He has been married to Lisa Groening since 1987. They have two children.

49. Mitch Schauer

Art_department | The Angry Beavers

Mitch Schauer started sketching at the young age of 18 months. In early childhood, his favorite thing to draw was telephone poles in perspective. He was back and forth between Oklahoma and California with his career and eventually moved to Germany to work for Berlin Animation Film. His animation ...

50. Peter Hannan

Writer | CatDog

Peter Hannan is an artist and writer. He is the creator and executive producer of the Nickelodeon animated series, CatDog, overseeing all aspects (writing, storyboarding, character design, art direction, and post-production) of sixty-five half hours, including several holiday specials. Since most ...

51. Bryan Konietzko

Writer | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Bryan Konietzko was born on May 26, 1976 in the USA as Bryan Joseph Konietzko. He is a writer and producer, known for Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003), The Legend of Korra (2012) and The Last Airbender (2010).

52. Michael Dante DiMartino

Writer | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Michael Dante DiMartino was born on July 18, 1974 in Shelburne, Vermont, USA. He is known for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003), The Legend of Korra (2012) and The Last Airbender (2010).

53. Bill Oakley

Producer | The Simpsons

Bill Oakley is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Portlandia (2011) and The Mullets (2003).

54. Josh Weinstein

Producer | The Simpsons

Josh Weinstein was born on May 5, 1966 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Joshua Moses Weinstein. He is a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Futurama (1999) and Disenchantment (2018). He has been married to Lisa Simmons since July 2, 1995. They have two children.

55. Ben Edlund

Producer | The Tick

Ben Edlund was born on September 20, 1968 in Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin Ezra Edlund. He is a producer and writer, known for The Tick (1994), Angel (1999) and Supernatural (2005).

56. Robert Taylor

Producer | TaleSpin

Robert Taylor was born in 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on TaleSpin (1990), The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974) and Heidi's Song (1982). He died on December 11, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

57. Greg Weisman

Writer | Young Justice

Gregory David Weisman grew up in Woodland Hills, California with his parents, younger sister and younger brother, Jon Weisman. In school, which he attended with John Elway of the Denver Broncos, Greg liked history, which was proven throughout his many works. After graduating, he moved to New York ...

58. Bill Kopp

Writer | Eek! the Cat

Bill Kopp is a writer and actor, known for Eek!stravaganza (1992), Mad Jack the Pirate (1998) and Tales from the Crypt (1989).

59. Gary Baseman

Producer | Teacher's Pet

Gary Baseman was born in 1961. He is a producer and art director, known for Teacher's Pet (2000), Teacher's Pet (2004) and KaBlam! (1996).

60. Doug Langdale

Writer | The Book of Life

Doug Langdale was born on August 19, 1969 in North Hollywood, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Book of Life (2014), Earthworm Jim (1995) and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011). He has been married to Candie Langdale since October 18, 2009.

61. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

62. Ralph Bakshi

Director | Wizards

Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...

63. Art Vitello

Animation_department | Tiny Toon Adventures

64. Bob Kane

Writer | Batman Begins

Bob Kane was born on October 24, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Kahn. He is known for his work on Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and Batman (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Sanders. He died on November 3, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

65. Neal Adams

Art_department | Heavy Metal

Neal Adams was born on June 15, 1941 in Governors Island, New York City, New York, USA as Neal Edward Adams. He is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), Death to the Pee Wee Squad (1988) and From Beyond (1986). He has been married to Marilyn Susser since 1987. They have one child. He was ...

66. Steve Purcell

Writer | Brave

Steve Purcell is known for his work on Brave (2012), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) and Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (2010).

67. Dwayne McDuffie

Producer | Justice League

Dwayne McDuffie was an African American comic book and animation writer best known as one of the founders of Milestone Media, an imprint of DC Comics dedicated to promoting better stories and characterizations for minorities and for his contributions to Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, ...

68. Glen Murakami

Producer | Batman Beyond

Glen Murakami was born on July 27, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Batman Beyond (1999), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and The Batman (2004).

69. Doug TenNapel

Writer | Earthworm Jim

Doug TenNapel writes books, makes art and created Catscratch, The Neverhood and Earthworm Jim. His work in television includes creating Earthworm Jim, Nickelodeon's Catscratch and serving as show runner for the Netflix/Dreamworks VeggieTales in the House. He made the comic Cardboard, the mysterious...

70. Kent Butterworth

Animation_department | Batman: The Killing Joke

Kent Butterworth was born on January 20, 1953 in Gilbert, Arizona, USA as Kent David Butterworth. He is known for his work on Batman: The Killing Joke (2016), Attila and the Great Blue Bean (2007) and An American Tail (1986).

71. Milton Knight

Art_department | The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Milton Knight was born on May 12, 1962 in Mineola, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995), Cool World (1992) and Johnny Test (2005).

72. Jay Ward

Writer | George of the Jungle

Jay Ward was born on September 20, 1920 in San Francisco, California, USA as J Troplong Ward. He was a producer and writer, known for George of the Jungle (1997), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975). He was married to Ramona Ward. He died on October 12, 1989 ...

73. Max Fleischer

Producer | The Tantalizing Fly

Max Fleischer was born on July 19, 1883 in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and The Ouija Board (1920). He was married to Essie Goldstein. He died on September 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, ...

74. Dave Fleisher

Art_department | Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Dave Fleisher is known for his work on Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Firestorm (1998) and A Judgment in Stone (1986).

75. Christopher McCulloch

Actor | The Venture Bros.

Also known under the pseudonym Jackson Publick. His debut as a writer was a comedy superhero comic book "Cement Shooz", which got the attention of Ben Edlund. This led to McCulloch working as a storyboard artist on Edlund's animated series The Tick (1994). He later story boarded PB&J Otter (...

76. Chris Prynoski

Producer | Motorcity

Chris Prynoski was born on November 1, 1971 in New Jersey, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Motorcity (2012), Her (2013) and Turbo FAST (2013).

77. Aaron McGruder

Writer | The Boondocks

An unlikely firestorm was ignited on the 19th of April, 1999. The Universal Press Syndicate made the largest launch ever of a single comic strip in the history of the printed page when it debuted an off-beat work in more than 160 newspapers that day (and 40 more by year's end). The strip, centering...

78. Brendon Small

Writer | Home Movies

Small started learning guitar at 15, and graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1997. During his music studies he concurrently took several writing and comedy classes at Emerson College. After graduating, he began performing stand-up at The Comedy Studio in Harvard Square, where he was ...

79. Aaron Springer

Writer | SpongeBob SquarePants

Aaron Springer is a graphic and digital artist who is employed by Walt Disney Television Studios Production Company. He has gained notoriety through his efforts as a writer and storyboard artist on various movies and television series. His notable efforts include Samurai Jack (2002-2003), Dexter's ...

80. Stan Lee

Producer | Doctor Strange

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

81. Carl Barks

Writer | è solo questione di punti di vista

As the creator of 'Scrooge McDuck', Carl Barks did more than any other comic book artist to widen the popularity of Donald Duck, bringing in the process a vast array of memorable supporting characters into the Disney universe, among them Uncle Scrooge himself, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose (and ...

82. Steve Ditko

Writer | Spider-Man

Steve Ditko was born on November 2, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephen John Ditko. He was a writer, known for Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He died on June 29, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

83. Frank Frazetta

Writer | Fire and Ice

Frank Frazetta is one of the most prolific and well-known illustrators of the 20th century. This is due in part to the variety of media in which his art has appeared (comics, posters, album covers, books, etc.), but also to his very recognizable style. Frazetta was a very precocious artist, ...

84. Rob Liefeld

Writer | Capeshooters

Rob Liefeld was born in the 1960s. From an early age finding a love for drawing, he soon found himself filling tests less and less with meaningful facts and more and more with doodles of superheroes. He knew he wanted to get into comics. Later on, during 1980's, his father became ill and he found ...

85. John Romita Sr.

Writer | The Punisher

John Romita Sr. was born on January 24, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as John Victor Romita. He is a writer, known for The Punisher (2017), Bullseye: The Man Who Never Misses (2017) and Luke Cage (2016). He has been married to Virginia Romita since November 1952. They have two ...

86. John Romita Jr.

Writer | Kick-Ass

John Romita Jr. was born on August 17, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as John Salvatore Romita.

87. Don Rosa

Writer | TaleSpin

Don Rosa was born as Keno Don Hugo Rosa. He is a writer, known for TaleSpin (1990) and The Scrooge Mystery (2018). He has been married to Ann Payne since 1980.

88. Walt Kelly

Animation_department | Dumbo

Walt Kelly was born on August 25, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter Crawford Kelly Jr. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), The Pogo Special Birthday Special (1969) and I Go Pogo (1980). He was married to Selby Daley, Stephanie Waggony and Helen. He died on October 19, 1973 in ...

89. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

91. Winsor McCay

Writer | Gertie the Dinosaur

Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national ...

92. David Michelinie

Writer | Venom

David Michelinie is an American comic book writer. Among Michelinie's best-known work are his two runs on Iron Man with co-plotter/inker Bob Layton, in the late 1970s and early 1980s which introduced the character's serious problem with alcoholism and his specialized power armor variants. He ...

93. Chris Claremont

Actor | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Chris Claremont was born on November 25, 1950 in Ealing, London, England as Christopher Simon Claremont. He is a writer, known for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Legion (2017).

95. Marv Wolfman

Writer | Young Justice

Marv Wolfman was born on May 13, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Marvin Arthur Wolfman. He is known for his work on Young Justice (2010), Blade: Trinity (2004) and Blade II (2002). He has been married to Noel Wolfman since November 16, 1991.

96. Gerry Conway

Writer | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Gerry got his start as a writer of comic books at age fifteen. He created _The Punisher_ for Marvel Comics in 1972. In recent years, he's written for film and television, and has written and produced for Father Dowling Mysteries (1989) (ABC, 1990-91) and Under Suspicion (1994) (CBS, 1994-95).]

97. Dan Jurgens

Writer | Booster Gold

Dan Jurgens was born on June 27, 1959 in Ortonville, Minnesota, USA as Daniel John Jurgens. He is a writer, known for Booster Gold, Batman and Harley Quinn (2017) and Superman/Doomsday (2007). He is married to Ann Marie Jurgens. They have two children.

98. Judd Winick

Producer | The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

Judd Winick was born on February 12, 1970 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (2005), The Awesomes (2013) and Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010). He has been married to Pam Ling since August 26, 2001. They have two children.

100. Alan Moore

Writer | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Alan Moore was born on November 18, 1953 in Northampton, England. He is a writer and actor, known for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), From Hell (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. He has been married to Melinda Gebbie since May 12, 2007. He was previously married to ...



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