25 Cartoonist Websites for Your Design Inspiration

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As a professional cartoonist, having an online cartoon portfolio is necessary. An effectively designed portfolio website can increase your client list and dramatically grow your art business.

Your website should represent who you are as a creative and what your personal brand is all about.

Showcasing your cartoon designs, animations, and comics in an organized way can be fun and expressive.

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Showcase of Cartoonist Websites

Here are some of the best cartoonist websites for inspiration. These sites are full of a wide range of effective designs. Each one showcases who the cartoonist is in a fun and unique way. Look at each, find the design elements you like and some you don’t, and find inspiration for building your own portfolio website.

Jason Chatfield

Cartoonist Websites - Jason Chatfield

Built with Squarespace

Jason Chatfield is an Australian cartoonist with gig experience from many famous clients. He shows off his previous history with clients like The New Yorker, Wired, and more, in various areas on his website.

His website is simple and center-aligned with generous white space. He displays his work in a fun way on each page. Jason’s site features a portfolio page, sketchbook page, cartoon blog, and more.

We find the full navigation menu at the top of each page, or we can find a simplified version at the footer for easy navigation.

Sofia Warren

Sofia Warren

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Sofia Warren is a cartoonist for the New York Times. She specializes in making editorial cartoons with humorous illustrations. Her website is minimal, keeping the attention on her work on almost every page.

The menu is on the left side of each page for easy navigation. Her color palette is soft, sticking with mostly black and white. This site is adaptive and mobile-friendly. The layout adjusts as you change screen size.

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb

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Sarah Webb does a fantastic job showing off her personality and art style as soon as you visit her site. The home page is gallery-style, with bright colors and eye-catching designs. Scroll through the designs on the main page, or select one for a larger detailed view.

The menu bar is at the top of the page and includes action buttons to check out her illustrations, comics, shop, about page, and more. Everything on her site, down to the font style and accent color, shows off her personality and who she is as a designer.

Gina Kirlew

Gina Kirlew

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Gina Kirlew shows off her cartoon style boldly with her website home page. The main page is minimal, with a large self-portrait in her bubbly cartoon artist illustration style.

The menu at the top left corner of the page includes options to view her arrangement of projects, a link to her Etsy shop to buy her amazing cartoons, and a link to contact her.

She shows off her cheery characters with bright color palettes on a white background that makes the pieces pop.

Matt G.

Matt G

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Matt G is a cartoonist and character designer with a bold and creative illustration style. His website features a sticky menu bar at the top of the page with social media links and options to navigate through the website.

He organized the art page into different sections so the visitor can view the specific pieces they’re interested in.

The site also features a contact, about, artist statement, and a blog page.

Alex Gamsu Jenkins

Alex Gamsu Jenkins

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Alex Gamsu Jenkins stands out the moment you visit his website. With the bold colors on top of a black background, the website is an entire experience.

His home page opens with a gallery-style presentation of his cartoon illustrations. The logo is displayed in an impossible-to-miss fashion at the top of each page, alongside the minimalistic menu.

His website features an about page, an animation page with awesome videos, a clients page showcasing all his famous clients, a shop, and a contact page.

Seamus Jennings

Seamus Jennings

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Seamus Jennings is a cartoonist specializing in political cartoon strips on difficult topics. The first noticeable feature of the site is the side scroll view of their cartoon strips.

As you explore this cool project layout, the images scroll from right to left, and the menu stays put on the left side. His editorial and illustration pages are both displayed in the same way.

The website also features a straight-to-the-point about page, a contact page, and a link to his print shop. 

Luke McGarry

Luke McGarry

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Luke McGarry is an illustrator, cartoonist, animation artist, and designer out of the UK. His website showcases his skill in a fun way on each page.

The home page opens with a fantastic full-screen illustration and short animation. We find the menu at the top of the page, which opens to a full-page view. You can view Luke’s GIFs, animation, and cartoon art, and shop his art prints on his website.

If you’re looking for inspiration for building a website to stand out in the animation industry, Luke McGarry is a great place to start. He shows his art style and skill set on every page in a fun and unique way.

Jeremy Nguyen

Jeremy Nguyen

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The next artist we have is Jeremy Nguyen. He is a cartoonist that turns difficult topics into funny cartoon collections that normalize actual life situations.

His home page features a fun gallery page of his work. The navigation menu stays at the left side of the page and shows off his Twitter and Instagram links.

Each illustration can open up to a larger detailed view and includes information about the date and published location. His site is a great example of showcasing a large number of pieces in an organized way that isn’t visually overwhelming.

Jeremy’s site features an about page, illustrations, cartoons, books, board games, and a shop page.

Spontoonist (Jonathan Plotkin)

Spontoonist

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Spontoonist is an editorial cartoonist from Chicago. His website opens with a full-bleed image with a link to his artist statement.

The sticky menu stays at the top of the page as you scroll through his site. He alternates between full-width images and center placements in a way that keeps the design interesting and encapsulating.

The site features an about page, services, gallery, media, store, cartoon blog, and contact page.

Rose Blake

Cartoonist Websites - Rose Blake

Built with Wix

The next fun cartoonist website is from Rose Blake. She uses a white, clean color scheme as a background to make her cartoon illustrations pop.

A unique feature of her site is the action buttons found on the home page illustration. Each piece of artwork is a special link to her advertising, editorial, children’s books, and other works. These links open up to a detailed page about the piece, where it’s published, and more.

This site is a great example of using unique elements on your site to showcase your expertise.

Rayma Suprani

Rayma Suprani

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Rayma Suprani is a cartoonist from Venezuela. She creates many illustrations for social media and other custom cartoon illustration services.

Her website keeps a simple color palette, with a white background, black text, and a bright yellow accent color throughout. We can find the menu bar at the top right of each page, with a fun custom font that is used throughout the site.

This site features an about page, custom cartoons gallery, contact, and shop page. There’s also a feature found in the top right corner to change the language between English and Spanish.

Emil Friis Ernst

Emil Friis Ernst

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Emil Friis Ernst is a Danish writer and designer. His website has a white background with clever cartoons showing off a vibrant color scheme centered on each page.

The main page features a slideshow of his works with a simple email address listed below them for easy contact. He uses blue and orange accent colors throughout his site to display links and other action buttons.

The site features a comic book page, illustration and sketchbook showcases, and an about/contact page. His Instagram and Tumblr links are in the menu bar.

Steve Thueson

Steve Thueson

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Steve Thueson’s website is minimalistic and user-friendly. The main page allows you to scroll through his showcase of quirky illustrations and funny cartoons. His consistent art style is recognizable throughout and stands out from his competitors. He is generous with the white space, keeping everything centered on the page.

Steve Thueson’s site features an illustration and animation page, and a comics page. The menu bar at the top of the site includes a link to his Instagram, Twitter, Patreon, and an email contact link.

Nancy Ohanian

Nancy Ohanian

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Nancy Ohanian is a standout cartoonist specializing in making political statements with her editorial cartooning. She creates unique cartoon caricatures and uses them as a header on each site page. You can contact Nancy with her contact form and read about her licensing on the same page.

Her site also features a dedicated page for her pen and ink art and her newest illustrations. A user-friendly and straight-to-the-point website where the artwork is the star of the show.

Cynthia Alonso

Cynthia Alonso

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The next cartoonist website we have uses vibrant colors and a full-width design style. Cynthia Alonso keeps her visitors’ eyes on her stunning illustrations.

The main page allows you to scroll through her artwork and pre-order her newest book project. It also includes her contact information in the site footer. The only other pages featured on her site are dedicated to her books and a straight-to-the-point about page.

This site is impressive for someone who wants to keep their site simple while focusing only on showcasing their illustration portfolio.

Samantha Leriche-Gione

Samantha Leriche-Gione

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Samantha Leriche-Gionet does a fantastic job of displaying her artwork in an interactive and eye-catching way.

The menu bar stays on the left side of the page, allowing the entire right side to be filled with gorgeous artwork. Each piece opens up to a full-page detailed view, with the project name and year.

We can find her social media icons at the bottom of the menu bar. The site’s color scheme is dark with a deep yellow accent color, allowing the bright colors in each illustration to pop and catch your eye.

The site features pages dedicated to her illustration projects, animation projects, and a contact page.

Art Roche

Art Roche

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Art Roche uses a very minimalistic and straight-to-the-point website design. The home page allows you to scroll through his artworks and view their titles. You can navigate to any of these cartoon pictures to open them in a larger view and read more about them or view the other illustrations included in the collection.

The site also features a page dedicated to the books he’s written, with a fun description of each. You’ll also find a simple about page with a photo of the artist and his contact information.

Amy Hwang

Amy Hwang

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Amy Hwang is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and the winner of various cartoon awards. Her website opens with a gallery view of her fantastic black-and-white comics. Each comic includes brilliant moments captured in a clever cartoon format.

You can travel to any of the comic thumbnails to open them in a larger, detailed view. You can easily click through her artwork in this larger view, rather than scrolling through the home page.

The site also features a dedicated page to her cartoon work and her comics, and also has a contact page and a place to shop for her illustrations and cartoon prints.

Frank Mariani Design

Frank Mariani

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Frank Mariani Design uses a very professional approach with his website design. The minimalistic menu pop-out is in the top right corner of the page. He uses his fun political cartoons to talk about difficult topics in a bite-sized, humorous way.

His site uses a mix of full-width and centered placement to keep it visually interesting. This site is a great example of mixing fun illustrations in a site that’s text heavy.

The site features an about, gallery, contact, and a unique blog page titled “Let Me Be Frank.”

Jeff Sornig

Jeff Sornig

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Jeff Sornig is an illustrator and cartoonist from Michigan. His site uses a beige background color with a blue accent color throughout each page. The menu bar uses a simple sans-serif font and displays his social links below it.

His character design, professional work, and prop designs page showcase his work in a scroll-through gallery style. He features impressive work from famous clients like Nickelodeon and cartoons for content on social.

The site also features a one-week-animation-project page, a contact, and an about page.

Will McPhail

Will McPhail

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Will McPhail uses his main page to show off his greeting card designs and work from The New Yorker. His site is minimal, with a white background and a simple menu in the top right corner.

You can view his work or contact him through his email or social media links, which are both listed on his contact page.

Not only is his website a portfolio presentation, but it also features a shop page where you can order some art prints or pre-order his newest book.

Josh McGill

Josh McGill

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Josh McGill showcases his work in a modern way. The main page features his children’s cartoons with an aesthetically-pleasing color scheme with bright cheery colors on a white background. He also features pages dedicated to his political cartoons and his graphic design projects.

We find social media icons at the footer of each page, as well as on the contact page. His site is user-friendly. Visitors can navigate through and find what they need.

Loren Fishman

Loren Fishman

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Loren Fishman is a freelance cartoonist doing work like cartoon logos, cartoon mascots, and more. His site is interactive and has many elements that keep it interesting for the visitor.

He offers services for purchase, client testimonials, and a small portfolio preview, all on the home page. Visitors don’t have to travel far to get what they need from this site. 

The site features an about page, pricing details, a portfolio presentation, and an option to purchase stock cartoons he has previously created. 

Isabella Bannerman

Isabella Bannerman

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Isabella Bannerman is a cartoonist that turns action-packed and laugh-out-loud moments into fun pieces of art.

Her website opens with a quick paragraph introducing her and what she does, and a preview of some of her projects. The menu is in the top left corner and contains categories to view her cartoon work, health projects, and long-term projects.

Her site is straight-to-the-point and keeps the visuals minimal, ensuring the visitor pays attention to her artwork.

Final Thoughts on Cartoonist Websites

Building an effective website for your cartooning business can not only grow your client list, but it can also give you another space to be creatively free and showcase your personality. A cartoonist portfolio can be minimal and to the point, or it can be fun and full of clever cartoons and vibrant colors.

The possibilities are endless. Now that you’ve seen these amazing cartoonist websites, I hope you’re inspired to create your own!

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