Today in Cartoonist History

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Historical Events

  • 1929-07-01 US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
  • 1938-11-09 Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner, creates Sadie Hawkins Day
  • 1970-03-24 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995-01-01 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • 1995-12-31 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 209

  • 1539-04-17 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
  • 1539-06-13 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist/illustrator
  • 1564-12-24 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
  • 1578-03-18 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
  • 1598-05-23 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
  • 1619-08-15 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
  • 1628-03-10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1631-12-28 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
  • 1690-11-17 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1691-12-10 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
  • 1708-01-30 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist
  • 1724-11-21 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1729-01-05 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • 1748-07-31 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1751-09-13 Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1756-07-14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1756-10-02 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist
  • 1764-05-20 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
  • 1777-03-09 Alexander Orlowski, Polish painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
  • 1788-04-05 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
  • 1791-04-23 W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist
  • 1820-02-28 John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)
  • 1820-04-05 Nadar, [Félix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
  • 1825-03-17 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1840-09-27 Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1857-01-02 Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
  • 1858-05-24 Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • 1861-06-09 Floris H Verster, [van Wulverhorst], painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1864-04-22 Phil May, Wortley Yorkshire, cartoonist
  • 1867-05-13 Frank Brangwyn, Wales, painter/muralist/cartoonist (Willam Morris)
  • 1870-05-06 John McCutcheon, cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)
  • 1871-07-17 Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
  • 1871-09-26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • 1872-05-31 William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
  • 1874-04-24 Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1877-03-17 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • 1879-06-21 Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)
  • 1880-03-03 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • 1880-08-22 George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1880-12-24 Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • 1883-06-11 Frank O King, Cashton Wisc, cartoonist (Gasoline Alley)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1883-07-04 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • 1884-07-06 Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1885-03-31 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist
  • 1885-04-03 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1886-01-03 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • 1886-07-05 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • 1886-07-23 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • 1887-02-15 H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
  • 1887-10-10 Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author
  • 1888-07-23 Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
  • 1892-08-16 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
  • 1892-08-16 Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
  • 1894-12-08 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938)
  • 1897-01-12 Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
  • 1900-04-20 Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
  • 1900-06-26 Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
  • 1900-08-04 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)
  • 1900-09-24 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • 1900-10-03 Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-11-20 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)
  • 1901-01-09 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • 1901-03-24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • 1901-06-09 George Price, cartoonist
  • 1902-10-02 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1903-06-21 Al[bert] Hirschfield, St Louis Mo, cartoonist (NINA, NY Times)
  • 1903-06-21 Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1904-01-08 Peter Arno, cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-12-11 Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)
  • 1906-04-11 Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1907-02-28 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
  • 1907-07-02 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
  • 1908-02-26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • 1908-05-27 Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1908-08-04 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
  • 1909-08-30 Barry Appleby, cartoonist
  • 1909-09-28 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
  • 1909-10-13 Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist
  • 1910-01-12 Charles Martin, cartoonist
  • 1911-08-01 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • 1911-11-24 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • 1912-01-07 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • 1912-02-14 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
  • 1912-03-13 James Friell, political cartoonist
  • 1912-04-16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1912-05-02 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • 1912-06-17 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
  • 1913-02-15 Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
  • 1913-05-27 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
  • 1913-08-25 Walt Kelly, cartoonist, creator (Pogo)
  • 1914-02-24 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • 1914-03-04 Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1914-06-15 Cees [Cornelis A B] Bantzinger, Dutch cartoonist/illustrator
  • 1914-06-15 Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)
  • 1914-06-15 Hilda Terry, American Cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1914-07-10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1992)
  • 1915-03-22 Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
  • 1915-10-24 Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • 1915-11-09 André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1916-08-21 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1861-09-26 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast

HeartWedding of Interest

1916-10-17 Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-04-18 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-07-16 Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis (54) weds Jill Davis

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 140

  • 1584-01-04 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
  • 1591-05-17 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51
  • 1610-12-11 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • 1612-02-17 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartoonist/mathematician, dies at 48
  • 1617-01-01 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies
  • 1635-03-24 Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42
  • 1651-01-13 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
  • 1677-01-09 Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
  • 1677-03-28 Wenzel Hollar, Bohemia cartoonist/etcher, dies at about 69
  • 1677-08-28 Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 54
  • 1688-03-09 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
  • 1697-11-02 Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried
  • 1700-07-02 Lambert Doomer, painter/cartoonist, dies at about 77
  • 1708-11-07 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76
  • 1734-12-14 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 1759-09-28 Cornelis Pronk, portrait painter/cartoonist, dies at 67
  • 1768-04-20 Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70
  • 1770-09-09 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1779-08-03 Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27
  • 1781-11-22 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
  • 1793-03-04 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 1812-06-16 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund), dies at 23
  • 1815-02-04 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58
  • 1816-01-30 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74
  • 1818-06-29 Carl P Fohr, German painter/cartoonist, dies at 22
  • 1828-04-16 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
  • 1839-01-12 Joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70
  • 1850-01-27 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1902-12-07 Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies at 62

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1915-03-17 Walter Crane, English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69
  • 1918-02-06 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • 1918-08-03 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • 1927-01-21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1929-08-09 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • 1930-06-05 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies
  • 1935-07-26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (b. 1871)
  • 1938-01-08 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • 1938-10-13 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  • 1940-02-28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
  • 1940-06-02 Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
  • 1940-09-15 Dick Ket, painter/cartoonist, dies at 37
  • 1949-05-27 Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY
  • 1954-09-07 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • 1955-09-07 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 1958-10-15 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 72
  • 1959-07-06 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • 1959-09-29 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • 1962-03-05 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
  • 1967-08-27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1968-02-22 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • 1970-06-05 Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1970-12-07 Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • 1971-07-07 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • 1976-05-24 Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65
  • 1978-05-21 Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
  • 1979-11-05 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
  • 1980-08-26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
  • 1981-06-11 Eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73
  • 1982-07-25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • 1984-05-04 Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • 1985-05-11 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
  • 1986-04-21 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
  • 1986-08-31 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
  • 1988-04-03 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
  • 1988-09-29 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1989-06-04 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • 1989-10-12 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer
  • 1989-11-22 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1990-08-12 B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935)
  • 1990-08-28 Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
  • 1991-05-19 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch), dies
  • 1991-05-27 Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
  • 1991-08-18 Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
  • 1992-03-12 Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking), dies at 70
  • 1992-03-27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist/painter/graphic artist, dies
  • 1992-04-30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies
  • 1992-07-18 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • 1992-12-24 Pierre Culliford [Peyo], Belgian cartoonist, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1993-06-14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • 1993-09-28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1994-02-06 Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk), dies at 76

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1994-03-22 Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
  • 1994-05-10 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • 1994-06-23 Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • 1994-09-22 Forest Cowles Bud Forrest Sagendorf, cartoonist, dies at 79
  • 1995-01-12 George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • 1995-01-21 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), dies at 82
  • 1995-06-18 Charles Martin, cartoonist, dies at 85
  • 1995-08-27 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78
  • 1995-09-13 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter, dies at 83
  • 1995-11-02 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
  • 1996-03-11 Barry Appleby, cartoonist, dies at 86
  • 1996-09-23 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • 1996-10-14 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist, dies at 80
  • 1996-12-11 William George Rushton, actor (TW3)/author/cartoonist, dies at 59
  • 1997-01-05 Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72
  • 1997-02-04 James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
  • 1997-04-18 Edward Barker, cartoonist, dies at 46
  • 1997-10-18 Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
  • 1998-02-24 Antonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)

Famous Cartoonists