This ever-expanding reference list provides background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.
John “Derf” Backderf
Cartoonist who created the comic strip "The City" and the graphic novel "My Friend Dahmer."
Inventive illustrator of books, advertisements, and animation.
Since 1978, Roz Chast has worked as a regular cartoonist for "The New Yorker."
One of the most-awarded fantasy and science fiction artists in contemporary illustration.
Author of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel memoir, "Mom's Cancer."
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Popular mid-century pulp and comic book artist who is now a portrait artist.
Prolific illustrator of children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and theater posters.
German-American illustrator whose work explores political and social issues through her drawing and visual narratives.
Pioneer of copyright ownership for comic book artists; creator of many comic book series, including "Hellboy."
Highly influential comic book artist known for his intense, noir aesthetic.
Teacher, author, and illustrator best known for his work in children’s picture books.
Alex Ross (Nelson Alexander Ross)
Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art.
Comic book artist known for his distinct style.
Illustrator of children’s books and the author of the graphic novel, "Stitches: A Memoir."
Creator of the influential graphic novel memoir, "Maus."
An American illustrator, graphic novelist, and educator.
Author/illustrator most famous for his auto-biographical graphic novel, "Blankets."
Comic book artist and animator who draws superheroes using a minimalist style.
One of the most innovative and talented graphic artists of his generation.
A painter of science-fiction book covers and an award-winning children's book illustrator.