List of American comic creators


List of American comic creators

This is a list of American comic creators. Although comics have different formats, this list mainly focuses on comic book and graphic novel creators. However, some creators of comic strips are also found here, as are some of the early innovators of the art form.

The list presents authors with the United States as their country of origin, although they may have published, or now be resident in other countries.

Comic-strip creators

*Bonnet, Francis creator of " Suburban Fairy Tales "
*Davis, Jim, creator of the "Garfield" comic strip
*Falk, Lee, creator of "The Phantom" and "Mandrake the Magician"
*Griffith, Bill, creator, "Zippy the Pinhead"
*Groening, Matt, creator, "Life in Hell"
*Guindon, Dick, creator of "The Carp Chronicles" and "Guindon"
*Herriman, George, creator of early comic strip "Krazy Kat"
*Lynch, David, creator of "The Angriest Dog in the World"
*Raymond, Alex
*Schulz, Charles M., creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip
*Watterson, Bill, creator of "Calvin and Hobbes"

Comic-book creators

Living

Mainstream

*Abel, Jessica
*Abrams, Paul
*Adams, Art
*Adams, Neal
*Adkins, Dan, Silver Age penciller/inker
*Allred, Mike, creator of Madman
*Almond, Bob, inker
*Anderson, Brent, artist of "" and "Astro City"
*Anderson, Murphy, Silver Age DC Comics inker
*Aragones, Sergio, creator of "Groo"
*Austin, Terry
*Ayers, Dick, penciller active from 1950s-2000s, one of Jack Kirby's best-known inkers
*Azzarello, Brian, writer, "100 Bullets"
*Bagley, Mark, artist of "Ultimate Spider-Man"
*Bassford, Richard, penciller, inker, airbrush illustrator
*Bendis, Brian Michael, creator of "Powers", writer of "Ultimate Spider-Man"
*Berger, Karen
*Bertsch, Wayne
*Boyle, Troy
*Breyfogle, Norm
*Brennan, T. Casey
*Brunner, Frank
*Buscema, Sal, longtime artist for Marvel Comics and brother of John
*Busiek, Kurt, author of "Marvels" and creator of "Astro City"
*Byrne, John
*Cannon, Max
*Cardy, Nick
*Carrabotta, Vic
*Castree, Alan
*Chang, Bernard
*Charest, Travis, "Wildcats" penciler
*Cirocco, Frank
*Clowes, Daniel, creator of "Ghost World" and "Eightball"
*Colan, Gene, longtime Marvel and DC artist, best-known for the former's "Daredevil"
*Conway, Gerry, creator of the Punisher and Firestorm
*Corben, Richard
*Cuti, Nicola, Charlton Comics editor, co-creator of "E-Man"
*Darrow, Geofrey, creator of "Shaolin Cowboy" and "Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot"
*David, Peter, writer noted for work on "The Incredible Hulk" and "Supergirl"
*Davis, Jack
*DeMatteis, J.M.
*Deporter, Vince
*Ditko, Steve, co-creator of "Spider-Man" and "Doctor Strange"
*Dominguez, Richard, creator of "El Gato Negro
*Doran, Colleen, creator of "A Distant Soil"
*Dringenberg, Mike, co-creator and artist of Vertigo comic "The Sandman"
*Emberlin, Randy Artist for Marvel Comics
*Englehart, Steve, writer for Marvel Comics
*Evanier, Mark
*Feldstein, Al, writer and editor for EC
*Flamini, Anthony
*Forte, John, early artist, "Legion of Super-Heroes"
*Frazetta, Frank
*Frenz, Ron
*Friedrich, Gary, "Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos"; no relation to Mike
*Friedrich, Mike, 1970s Marvel and DC writer; published early independent comic, "Star*Reach"
*Giella, Joe DC Comics Silver Age inker
*Giffen, Keith, artist on the Legion of Super-Heroes, co-creator of "Lobo", creator of "Ambush Bug"
*Gillis, Peter B., creator of ""
*Goldberg Stan, Silver Age cartoonist and colorist known for Marvel humor comics
*Golden, Michael, "Micronauts" penciler
*Grell, Mike, creator of "Jon Sable Freelance" and writer of "Green Arrow"
*Hama, Larry
*Hamner, Cully, DC and Marvel artist
*Marc Hansen, creator of "Ralph Snart"
*Harris, Jack
*Harris, Tony, "Starman"
*Hoberg, Rick
*Howell, Richard
*Hudnall, James D.
*Igle,Jamal Artist of Firestorm "Firestorm"
*Infantino, Carmine, DC Comics artist, later executive
*Isabella, Tony, 1970s Marvel Comics writer
*Jones, Bruce
*Jones, Kelley
*Jones, Russ, penciller, inker, writer, editor
*Johns, Geoff, writer best-known for "The Flash", "Green Lantern" and "Infinite Crisis"
*Jurgens, Dan, creator of Booster Gold and writer-artist of "Superman"
*Justiniano
*Kaluta, Mike
*Kamen, Jack
*Kesel, Barbara
*Kesel, Karl
*Kieth, Sam, creator of "The Maxx"
*Klein, Todd
*Scott Kolins, DC's "The Flash"
*Kristiansen, Teddy, artist on Vertigo's "House of Secrets"
*Kubert, Joe
*Larsen, Erik, creator of "The Savage Dragon", co-founder of Image Comics
*Law, Rick, creator of "Beyond the Veil"
*Layton, Bob
*Lazarus, Leon
*Lee, Jae creator of "Hellshock"
*Lee, Jim, co-creator of "Wildcats" and "Gen¹³", co-founder of Image Comics
*Lee, Stan, editor, later publisher, Marvel Comics; co-creator The Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Spider-Man
*Levitz, Paul, longtime writer of "Legion of Super-Heroes"
*Liefeld, Rob, creator of Youngblood and Supreme, co-founder of Image Comics
*Lilly, Mike, "Nightwing", co-creator, "The Mercury Chronicles"
*Little, Jason
*Lovece, Frank, co-creator, Epic Comics' "Atomic Age"; writer Razorline's "Hokum & Hex"
*Mack, David, Marvel Comics' "Daredevil", creator of "Kabuki"
*Maggin, Elliot S!
*Mantlo, Bill, 1970s-80s Marvel Comics writer
*Marcos, Pablo
*Martin, Mark
*Matt, Joe
*Mavrides, Paul
*Mayerik, Val, 1970s Marvel Comics artist, co-creator Howard the Duck
*McDonnell, Luke
*McFarlane, Todd, creator of "Spawn", co-founder of Image Comics
*McGregor, Don, writer, "Killraven", "The Black Panther"
*McLeod, Bob
*McManus, Shawn
*Michelinie, David
*Mignola, Mike, creator of "Hellboy"
*Millar, Mark
*Miller, Frank, creator of "Batman: ", "Sin City", and ""
*Mitchell, Steve
*Miyazawa, Takeshi, artist of "Mary Jane"
*Moldoff, Sheldon, Golden Age co-creator of Hawkgirl, longtime Bob Kane ghost
*Motter, Dean, creator of "Mister X", "Terminal City", "Electropolis"
*Netzer, Michael, artist, "Batman", "Wonder Woman"
*O'Neil, Dennis, writer, "Green Lantern", "The Question"
*Okamoto, Mike, co-creator, Epic Comics' "Atomic Age"
*Ordway, Jerry, longtime artist on "All-Star Squadron" and "Superman"
*Ostrander, John, co-creator, GrimJack; writer, "The Spectre"
*Potts, Carl, editor, Marvel Comics; co-creator "Alien Legion"
*Palmer, Tom
*Patton, Chuck
*Palmiotti Jimmy, writer and artist
*Pérez, George, co-creator of "The New Teen Titans"
*Perlin, Don
*Ploog, Mike, Marvel Comics' "Man-Thing" and "Ghost Rider"
*Portacio, Whilce
*Pulido, Brian, creator, "Evil Ernie", "Lady Death"
*Purcell, Steve, creator, "Sam & Max"
*Joe Quesada, artist, writer, editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics
*Reese, Ralph
*Robinson, Jerry
*Rosa, Don
*Ross, Alex, artist, "Marvels" and "Kingdom Come"
*Rucka, Greg
*Russell, P. Craig
*Sakai, Stan, creator of "Usagi Yojimbo"
*Severin, John, brother of Marie
*Severin, Marie, sister of John
*Sherman, Jim
*Shooter, Jim, writer, "Legion of Super-Heroes"; 1980s Marvel Comics editor-in-chief; co-creator of the Valiant Universe
*Simon, Joe, first editor of Marvel Comics (then Timely Comics), co-creator of "Captain America"
*Sinnot, Joe, inker, Jack Kirby's Silver Age "Fantastic Four"
*Sienkiewicz, Bill, artist best known for ""
*Simonson, Louise
*Simonson, Walt
*Silvestri, Marc
*Slifer, Roger, co-creator, Lobo
*Slott, Dan, writer of "She-Hulk", "Great Lakes Avengers" and "The Thing"
*Stanley, John
*Staton, Joe, co-creator, E-Man
*Stelfreeze, Brian
*Steranko, Jim, "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."
*Stern, Roger
*Straczynski, J. Michael
*Thomas, Roy, 1970s Marvel Comics editor-in-chief; "The Avengers", "Conan the Barbarian"
*Smith, Paul
*Totleben, John, longtime artist on "Swamp Thing"
*Trimpe, Herb, longtime artist on "The Incredible Hulk"
*Truman, Tim, "Batman", co-creator of "GrimJack"
*Tuska, George
*Tyler, Carol
*Vachss, Andrew, co-creator, "Cross"
*Valentino, Jim, creator of "Shadowhawk", co-founder of Image Comics
*Van Hise, Derek, creator of "Cats", founder of DVH Industries Comics
*Vaughan, Brian K., writer of "Runaways", "" and "Ex Machina"
*Vess, Charles
*Waid, Mark, writer of "The Flash" and "Kingdom Come"
*Wein, Len, co-creator of "Swamp Thing" and the "new X-Men"
*Weiss, Alan
*Weiss, Morris
*Williamson, Al
*Willingham, Bill, creator of "The Elementals", writer of "Fables"
*Wolfman, Marv, co-creator of "The New Teen Titans" and "Blade"
*Warren, Adam creator of "Livewires" and U.S. version of "The Dirty Pair"
*Wrightson, Bernie, co-creator of "Swamp Thing"

Independent and underground

*Asala, Jason writer-artist of "Poe" and "The Nantucket Brown Roasters"
*Baez, Juan Carlos writer-artist for Team GK comics
*Bagge, Peter, creator of "Hate"
*Bannon, Mike, writer/artist of "Oombah Jungle Moon Man"
*Barr, Donna, creator of "Stinz" and "The Desert Peach"
*Battaglia, Michael, Writer-artist "Dust"
*Bechdel, Alison, creator of "Dykes to Watch Out For"
*Bondurant, Brian creator/publisher, "Phat Wars", "Duck-Girl"
*Boyd, Neal, cartoonist of "Raytoons Cartoon Avenue Magazine"
*Burns, Charles, creator of "El Borbah" and "Black Hole"
*Burden, Bob, creator, Flaming Carrot
*Chamberlain, Kody, artist on "30 Days of Night" and "Digital Webbing"
*Crane IV, Walter S., creator, "Sheba"
*Crumb, Robert
*Curtis, Mike, creator of "Shanda The Panda"
*Dame Darcy, creator of "Meatcake"
*Deitch, Kim
*DiMassa, Diane creator of Hothead Paisan
*Kevin Eastman co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
*Espinosa, Rod, creator of "Neotopia" and "The Courageous Princess"
*Fleener, Mary
*Flenniken, Shary, creator of "Trots and Bonnie"
*Gallacci, Steve, creator of "Albedo Anthropomorphics"
*Gallaher, David, creator and writer of the comic version of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
*Gloeckner, Phoebe, author of "A Child's Life" and "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"
*Green, Justin, creator of "Binky Brown"
*Gregory, Roberta, creator of "Naughty Bits"
*Henry, Flint, artist on "GrimJack"
*Hernandez, Gilbert "Beto", co-creator of "Love and Rockets"
*Hernandez, Jaime, co-creator of "Love and Rockets"
*Hernandez, Javier, creator of "El Muerto"
*Hernandez, Mario, co-creator of "Love and Rockets"
*Kirby, Robert, creator of "Curbside"
*Kominsky-Crumb, Aline, creator of "The Bunch"
*Peter Laird co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
*Stephanie Lesniak Creator of Blazin' Brandy
*Linsner, Joseph Michael, creator of "Dawn"
*Lipski, Bob, creator, "Uptown Girl"
*Lopez, Jennifer McKenney, "Raytoons Cartoon Avenue Magazine"
*Luby, Joe, "Sir Clegis" [http://www.joelubyink.com]
*Madden, Matt
*McCloud, Scott, creator of "Zot!"
*McNeil, Carla Speed, creator of "Finder"
*Mhan, Pop, creator of "Blank" and co-creator of "Spyboy"
*Moore, Richard, creator of "Far West" and "Boneyard"
*Moore, Terry
*Myers, Jonathan, creator of "" and "In Dominus Sanctum"
*Neufeld, Josh, artist for "American Splendor" and creator of ""
*O'Neill, Dan, founder, the Air Pirates
*O'Neill, William, co-creator, "Violent Messiahs", "Chassis"
*Schrag, Ariel
*Seda, Dori, 1980s underground satirist
*Seeley, Tim, creator, "HACK/slash", "Loaded Bible," "Lovebunny & Mr. Hell"
*Ottney, Ryan Scott, writer, "The Legend of Isis", "Bikini Bandits"
*Owen, Philip, creator, "Philip Owen's,Keepers"
*Pekar, Harvey, creator, "American Splendor"
*Perry, Fred, creator, "Gold Digger" and "Legacy"
*Pini, Wendy, creator, "Elfquest"
*M. Rasheed, creator, "Monsters 101"
*Rice, Doug, creator of "Dynamo Joe"
*Roberson, John Linton, creator of "Vitriol" and "Vladrushka".
*Robbins, Trina, artist/writer, "Wonder Woman" and underground comics
*Rodriguez, Spain
*Sanchez, Claudio Writer "The Armory Wars"
*Sala, Richard, creator of "Peculia"
*Santiago, Wilfred, writer, "My Darkest Hour"
*Shelton, Gilbert, creator, "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers"
*Shipman, Gary, creator, "Pakkins' Land"
*Shipman, Rhoda, co-writer, "Pakkins' Land"
*Smith, Jeff, creator, "Bone"
*Smylie, Mark, creator "Artesia"
*Spiegelman, Art, creator of Pulitzer Prize winning "Maus"
*Tomine, Adrian, creator of "Optic Nerve"
*Utstein, Jan, editor-in-chief, "Hurricane Entertainment"
*Vasquez, Jhonen, creator, "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac", "Squee"
*Veitch, Rick
*Wagner, Matt, creator of "Mage" and "Grendel"
*Ware, Chris, creator of "The Acme Novelty Library" and "Jimmy Corrigan"
*Waller, Reed, creator of "Omaha the Cat Dancer"
*White, Mack
*Welz, Larry, creator of "Cherry"
*Wild, Jazan, creator of "Carnival Of Souls" and "Funhouse Of Horrors"
*Woodring, Jim, creator of "Frank"
*Yune, Tommy, creator of "Buster the Amazing Bear", writer/artist of "Speed Racer"

Webcomics

*Onstad, Chris, creator of Achewood

Deceased as of May 2008

*Abel, Jack, DC and Marvel Comics inker
*Alascia, Vince Timely Comics and Charlton Comics artist
*Andru, Ross, penciller best-known as John Romita Sr.'s successor on "The Amazing Spider-Man"
*Aparo, Jim, DC Comics artist best known for 1970s Batman
*Arnold, Everett A. "Busy", publisher, Quality Comics
*Atkinson, Ruth
*Avison, Al, Golden Age Captain America artist
*Barks, Carl, longtime writer and artist of Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck comics
*Beck, C. C., creator of the original Captain Marvel
*Biro, Charles, 1911-1972, creator of Steel Sterling. Best known for work with publisher Lev Gleason Comic House
*Boring, Wayne, artist best known as Superman's primary artist in late 1940s to 1950s
*Burgos, Carl, Golden Age creator of the Human Torch
*Buscema, John, longtime artist for Marvel Comics
*Cockrum, Dave, co-creator of the "new X-Men"
*Louis Cazeneuve, Golden Age Aquaman artist
*Cole, Jack, creator of Plastic Man
*Colletta, Vince, inker noted for work on Jack Kirby's "The Mighty Thor"
*Craig, Johnny
*Crandall, Reed
*DeCarlo, Dan, longtime Archie Comics writer-artist, created "Josie and the Pussycats"
*Dillin, Dick, longtime artist of "Justice League of America"
*Drake, Arnold
*DuBois, Gaylord, creator of Brothers of the Spear, longtime writer of Tarzan, Roy Rogers, Turok, Space Family Robinson and more
*Eisner, Will, creator of The Spirit, writer, educator
*Elder, Bill
*Evans, George
*Everett, Bill, creator of Namor the Sub-Mariner
*Fine, Lou, Golden Age great; creator, Black Condor
*Finger, Bill
*Fox, Gardner, longtime writer of the Justice Society of America, Justice League of America, and many others
*Gerber, Steve, creator of Howard the Duck
*Giacoia, Frank, aka Frank Ray, Silver Age inker, known for work on Jack Kirby's Captain America
*Goodwin, Archie
*Graham, Billy
*Grainger, Sam
*Grant, Vernon, creator of "The Love Rangers"
*Gustavson, Paul, Golden Age creator of The Angel
*Hartley, Al
*Heck, Don
*Iger, Jerry
*Ingels, Graham
*Kane, Bob, creator of "Batman"
*Kane, Gil, artist of "Green Lantern", "The Atom", "The Amazing Spider-Man" and other Silver Age characters; early innovator in graphic novels
*Keller, Jack, longtime Kid Colt" artist
*Kirby, Jack, co-creator of Captain America, co-creator of Marvel Comics characters including the Fantastic Four, the Hulk and the X-Men
*Klein, George, Silver Age inker
*Krigstein, Bernie
*Kurtzman, Harvey
*Kweskin, Sam
*Leav, Mort
*LeRose, Bob
*Maneely, Joe, 1950s Atlas artist best known for comics "The Black Knight", "Yellow Claw", and "The Ringo Kid"
*Manning, Russ
*Mayer, Sheldon, Golden Age artist for DC Comics, creator of Sugar & Spike
*Meskin, Morton
*Mooney, Jim, "Supergirl"
*Morisi, Pete
*Morrow, Gray
*Mortimer, Win
*Novick, Irv
*Orlando, Joe
*Reinman, Paul, 1950s penciler and Silver Age inker best known for Jack Kirby work, including "The Incredible Hulk" #1
*Rogers, Marshall
*Roussos, George, aka George Bell, Marvel Comics inker best known for early issues of Jack Kirby's "The Fantastic Four"
*Rule, Christopher
*Schomburg, Alex
*Schulz, Charles M.
*Schwartz, Julius, editor for DC Comics often credited with launching the Silver Age of Comic Books
*Segar, E.C., creator of Thimble Theatre and Popeye
*Sekowsky, Mike
*Shores, Syd, Golden Age Captain America artist; active through 1970s
*Slesinger, Stephen, best known as the creator of Red Ryder and King of the Royal Mounted
*Smith, Sidney, creator of The Gumps
*Stone, Chic, Silver Age inker best known for work with Jack Kirby
*Sutton, Tom
*Swan, Curt, best known as Superman's primary 1960s artist
*Tartaglione, John
*Toth, Alex
*Weisinger, Mort, Silver Age editor of the Superman titles
*Ogden Whitney
*Wood, Wally, best known for his EC Comics work

Life/death status unknown

*Douglas, Steve
*Alex Robinson
*Purcell, Howard
*Wright, Gregory


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