Cartoons, cartoon history, famous cartoonists, comic art

Cartoons, comics, comic art, graphic novels, famous cartoonists, British cartoons, history, blogs, archives: a list of top cartoon websites

Dessins animés; bandes dessinées; cartoni, fumetti

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Adamson, George
George Adamson, cartoonist for Punch and illustrator for many magazines and books.

Alain Beaulet

American cartoonists *

American cartoonists, a list from Wikipedia.

American cartoonists organizations.

American Cartoons and Comics
American News Cartoon directory.

Cartoon America: A Library of Congress Exhibition
The well-known portal for cartoonists and lovers of cartoons.

The First Political Cartoons in America | Archiving Early America
The earliest cartoons in America were political in nature, appearing as editorial commentary on Britain and the status of the colonies.

The New Yorker
The New York magazine famed for its cartoons on contemporary living.

The New Yorker Cartoon Bank
Cartoons from The New Yorker.

Animation/anime *

See also: Film, animation

Ex. The anime and manga magazine.

Animation World Network
Extensive animation internet resources, with online magazine.

ASIFA (Association International du Film d’Animation)
The International Animated Film Society. The Annie Awards, Animation Preservation project, animation web links.

Cartoon Brew
Animation entertainment news.

Premier Animation,
a UK gallery specialising in the sale of vintage and contemporary animation Art. A huge selection of Animation cels, Animation drawings, sericels, limited edition cels, lithograph’s, key master set ups. Vintage cels and drawings. All major studios – Disney, Warner Bros, Hanna-Barbera, Fox, etc.

Archives, resources, libraries *

The Cartoon Museum, London

Antani Comics
La Liberia del Fumeti

Cartoon Research Library, Ohio State University.
A comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art.

Comic Book Plus
Download Over 22,000 Golden & Silver Age Comic Books from the Comic Book Plus Archive. The premier site to read and download Golden and Silver Age comic books. Plus, they also hold a large and growing selection of comic strips and pulp fiction.

Cartoon World, UK.

Centro Nazionale del Fumetto/National Centre for Comic Art
Italian cartoonists.

A searchable gallery of over 3,200 international comic artists with biographies and artwork samples.

The Digital Comic Museum
Offers free access to hundreds of pre-1959 comic books, uploaded by users who often offer historical research and commentary alongside high-quality scans.

Michigan State University Libraries Comic Art Collection
Comic Art Collection Reading Room Index

The New Yorker New Yorker cartoon archive.

The Library of Congress collection of British cartoons.


See Next page

Comiclopedia, A web directory of comic artists.

Astérix. The Official Web Site



Batman, the Animated Series.

Bob Kane, creator of Batman. Wikipedia entry.


The Beano website. 

Blogs *

Daryl Cagle’s Political Cartoons Blog

A popular blog on illustration and cartooning.

Klare Lijn International Blogs
Actualités de la bande dessinée ligne claire.

Boudoin, Edmond

Boudoin, Edmond. Edmond Boudoin

Edomond Boudoin bibliography.

British cartoons *

British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent

British Library Newspaper Collection, British Comics Collection

CartoonStock British cartoons. 

Cartoon World, UK
Cartoon World is a worldwide focal point for professional cartoonists, aspiring cartoonists, publishers, collectors and enthusiasts involved in and interested in comics, cartoons, animation and humorous illustration to access information about all aspects of the cartoon art form.

Giles Cartoons, a Celebration.

The Library of Congress collection of British cartoons.

The Political Cartoon Society

a starting point for information on British cartoon, animation, comic strip and puppet creations of the past, present and future.

Wikipedia entries on British cartoonists.

Some famous Britsh cartoonists


Andy Capp (Reg Smythe)

Low, David. David Low, 
active throughout the 30s and 40s, was one of Britain’s greatest political cartoonists.

David Low, Wikipedia entry.

David Low. British Cartoon Archive

David Low. National Library of Australia newspaper archive.

Giles, Carl. Carl Giles

Griffin, Charles. Charles Griffin

Rowson, Martin. Martin Rowson political cartoons in The Guardian.

Scarfe, Gerald. Gerald Scarfe

Searle, Ronald. Ronald Searle

Shrigley, David. David Shrigley
David Shrigley is known for his deliberately crude drawings that make witty observations on everyday life.

Steadman. Ralph. Ralph Steadman

Brussels Comic Strip Museum

Louis XVIII and Napoleon, by Cruickshank
Louis XVIII and Napoleon, by Cuickshank