This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
Julian Allen was best known for his ability to create realistic, convincing portrayals of unwitnessed events.
Creator of the semi-autobiographical syndicated comic strip, "JumpStart."
John “Derf” Backderf
Cartoonist who created the comic strip "The City" and the graphic novel "My Friend Dahmer."
Creator of the comic strip, "Herb and Jamaal."
Briggs used informal poses to create reality in his work.
E. Simms Campbell
The first African American illustrator to have his work nationally syndicated.
Influential adventure illustrator who created popular comic strips "Terry and the Pirates" and "Steve Canyon."
Cuban-born Ric Estrada emigrated to the U.S. where he illustrated comic books, animation, and bible stories.
Illustrator of comic strips and books; first Black artist to win the Caldecott Medal.
Author of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel memoir, "Mom's Cancer."
One of the most influential fantasy illustrators of the late 20th century.
Cartoonist famous for creating drawings of unnecessarily complex devices that perform a simple function.
Haenigsen was a prolific cartoonist best known for his long-running comic strip, “Penny.”
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created Saturday morning cartoons.
Comic strip artist who addresses serious social and political issues.
An illustrator who has influenced cartoonists and animators throughout the Twentieth Century.
Celebrated Black Americans through biographical cartoons in the "Pittsburgh Courier" newspaper.
Ground-breaking illustrator most famous for her Kewpie creations.
The nephew of Norman Rockwell achieved success in multiple genres of illustration.
Creator of the popular "Peanuts" comic strip.