Featured Doodles #3: Cartoonists and Illustrators
Posted at 1:42 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 24, 2008

Click on their names to view their doodles and read the text on their doodle pages for lots of info plus links to their websites.

Sergio Aragones: Said to be the fastest cartoonist in the world today. He has won every major award in the field, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award, and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award. He is best known for his contributions to MAD Magazine since 1963 (over 44 years!).

Mike Arnold #1: Nine years with the Children's Television Workshop... he's a freelance cartoonist who has done a lot of commercial work over the years but has a soft spot for a good cause and enjoys using his powers for good instead of evil.
Mike Arnold #2

John Auchter: He has drawn comics for various newspapers, magazines, companies, and websites. His editorial cartoons have appeared in the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year compilations by Pelican Publishing Company Inc. and he is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Jim Davis: This is an 8"x10" glossy of Garfield autographed by Jim Davis, the award winning cartoonist who created this popular comic strip character. Today, Garfield is the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip reaching over 230 million readers daily.

Fred Hembeck: Best known for his parodies of characters from major American comic book publishers and the distinctive curlicues on his characters' knees! He was especially visible in the 1980s when his strips would be seen in Marvel Age, a Marvel Comics information magazine.

Kevin Hawkes: The illustrator of over 35 acclaimed picture books and chapter books including Library Lion, The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Weslandia, and Sidewalk Circus.

Jim Hunt #1: He has been drawing award-winning editorial and political cartoons for over 15 years with The Charlotte Post. His cartoons have been reprinted in The Christian Science Monitor and The Washington Times, and are distributed to newspapers throughout the country.
Jim Hunt #2

Carolita Johnson: Her cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, The Complete New Yorker, The Rejection Collection by Matt Diffee, and Funny Ladies by Liza Donnelly.

Paul Meisel: He has studied art, printmaking, and graphic design and has illustrated more than sixty children's books. He was included in The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary (RIF = Reading is Fundamental).

Mike Moran: Freelance illustrator; Partial Client List includes: The New York Times, American Express, Boston Globe, Walt Disney Records, The National Recording Academy (Grammy), Scholastic INC., Harvard Business Review and many more.

Angus Oblong #1: Best known as the creator of the cult TV series The Oblongs, an animated series based on his book, Creepy Susie & 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children -- short stories of adult-oriented humor.
Angus Oblong #2

Mike Peters #1: One of the U.S.A.'s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic strip cartoonist. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1981; creator of the award-winning Mother Goose & Grimm comic strip appears in over 800 newspapers worldwide and consistently places in the top 10 most popular ratings.
Mike Peters #2

Jimmy Pickering: A talented artist, author, and illustrator with a unique creative vision and original style which has lead him to work for some of the top creative companies in the world such as Hallmark, The Walt Disney Company, and Universal Studios. He has written and illustrated over 20 books and exhibited his original paintings throughout the world.

Bob Riesett: An author of a series of children's stories about a great horned owl whose wisdom protects and guides the children in his stories.

Charles Santore: Award-winning illustrator best known for his children's books.

Garry Trudeau: DOONESBURY!

Gahan Wilson: Known as "the master of the macabre" and it is agreed by most who know his work that he is a national treasure. His cartoons have graced magazines as widely diverse as Colliers, Look, Punch, Playboy, The National Lampoon, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and The New Yorker. He is the focus of a feature length documentary film, Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2008), directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe.

Ashley Wolff: Award-winning artist who has written and/or illustrated over 40 books, including The Pen that Pa Built, Only the Cat Saw, Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy, and the ever-popular Miss Bindergarten series.