With 155 biographies, Comic Artists are the 49th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Extremists, Psychologists, and Sculptors.

Pantheon has 157 people classified as comic artists born between 1857 and 2000. Of these 157, 99 (63.06%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living comic artists include Albert Uderzo, Akira Toriyama, and Matt Groening. The most famous deceased comic artists include Stan Lee, Osamu Tezuka, and Hergé.

Living Comic Artists

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Deceased Comic Artists

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Most comic artists were born in Japan (49), United States (39), and France (11). By city, the most common birth places were Tokyo (6), Paris (4), and New York City (3).The most common death places of comic artists were United States (25), France (11), and Japan (5). By city, these were Los Angeles (7), New York City (5), and Paris (4).

The earliest biographies classified as comic artists in Pantheon are Winsor McCay, Richard F. Outcault, 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.

Comic Artists are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.