Today in Cartoonist History

Comedy Topics: Comedian - Humorist - Ventriloquist

Related Topics: Comic Artist

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 5

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
1995-01-01 - Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
1995-12-31 - Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 205

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)
Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-09-27) 1840-09-27 - Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America
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)
Cartoonist Rube GoldbergCartoonist Rube Goldberg (1883-07-04) 1883-07-04 - Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948
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, NYC, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh)
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, NYC, cartoonist (New Yorker)
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
1912-05-02 - 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
1916-09-29 - Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast (1861-09-26) 1861-09-26 - Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA
1916-10-17 - Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman
1951-04-18 - Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson
1973-09-22 - Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (50) weds Jean Forsyth Clyde
2000-07-16 - Cartoonist Jim Davis (54) weds Jill Davis

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 137

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
Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast (1902-12-07) 1902-12-07 - Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies aged 62
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
Cartoonist Rube GoldbergCartoonist Rube Goldberg (1970-12-07) 1970-12-07 - Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87
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)
1990-02-16 - Keith Haring, artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDs at 31
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
Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack KirbyComic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby (1994-02-06) 1994-02-06 - Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk), dies at 76
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
1995-01-20 - John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81
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


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