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With 226 biographies, Comic Artists are the 52nd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Sculptors, Computer Scientists, and Psychologists.


Pantheon has 227 people classified as comic artists born between 1857 and 2000. Of these 227, 132 (58.15%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living comic artists include Matt Groening, Tsugumi Ohba, and Rumiko Takahashi. The most famous deceased comic artists include Stan Lee, Osamu Tezuka, and René Goscinny. As of April 2024, 29 new comic artists have been added to Pantheon including Jean Van Hamme, Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, and Sergio Toppi.

Living Comic Artists

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Deceased Comic Artists

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Newly Added Comic Artists (2024)

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Most comic artists were born in Japan (77), United States (66), and France (17). By city, the most common birth places were Tokyo (7), New York City (6), and Brooklyn (6).The most common death places of comic artists were United States (36), France (20), and Japan (13). By city, these were Los Angeles (6), Tokyo (6), and New York City (6).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as comic artists in Pantheon are Richard F. Outcault, Caran d'Ache, and Émile Cohl.  The concentration of comic artists was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier comic artists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Comic Artists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Comic Artists since 1700.