Comics & Cartoon Characters Drawing Gallery

Below are nostalgic comics drawings I made for my daughter, accompanied by fun facts.

I drew most cartoon characters with technical pens for drawing.

Pen drawing examples

For color, I used artist-grade markers.

Markers for drawing


Franco-Belgian Comics

Rahan drawing, Franco-Belgian comics Rahan
Cartoon character drawing Gaston Lagaffe Gaston Lagaffe
Franco-Belgian Comics drawing, Asterix and obelix Astérix, Obélix and Idéfix

The popular Astérix book series has been translated into more than 100 languages.

In 1965, France launched its first satellite into space. The satellite was named Astérix after the French comic book character.

The Snorks drawing, nostalgic cartoon TV show Snorks
Franco-Belgian comics, Smurf drawing The Smurfs

The Smurfs were created and introduced in 1958 by the Belgian comic artist Peyo.

In 1981, the Smurfs became the most successful television series by Hanna Barbara Productions.

The evil wizard Gargamel, in order to spy on the Smurfs, created Smurfette. On her request, Papa Smurf gave her a potion that made her a real Smurf.

Franco-Belgian comics drawing, once upon a time, Maestro Once Upon a Time... Maestro
Franco-Belgian comics drawing, Lucky Luke Lucky Luke
Franco-Belgian comics drawing, Tintin & Milou Tintin and Snowy (Milou)

The adventures of Tintin are comic books by the Belgian illustrator Hergé.

Hergé never visited the countries and cultures he wrote about.

Franco-Belgian comics drawing, Babar the Elephant Babar the Elephant
Franco-Belgian comics drawing, Barbapapa & family Barbapapa

"Clickety Click - Barba Trick" - The magic words for Barbapapa and his family shapeshifting.

Shapeshifting is a character's ability to change its shape. Quite a few comic and mythological characters possess this ability. Mystic (Marvel Comics), T-1000 (Terminator Film Series), and Maui (Moana) to name a few.

One of nature's shapeshifters is the octopus.

Cartoon character drawing, Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget

To learn how I draw these nostalgic comics, check out my step-by-step guide for drawing cartoon characters (from observation).

Examples from the guide for drawing comics

Nostalgic Cartoon Characters

Dennis the Menace comics drawing Dennis the Menace
He-Man drawing He-Man
Drawing of cartoon characters from Mr. Men Mr. Men characters

50 books in the Mr. Men book series were published since 1971.

39 Little Miss books were published since 1981.

Comics drawing and painting of Zagor Zagor
Comics drawing and painting of Olive Oyl Olive Oyl
Cartoon character drawing, Popey the Sailor Popeye

Popeye the Sailor first appeared in 1929 as a supporting character in a comic strip in which Olive Oyl was the star for a decade.

Popeye is the first cartoon character to get his very own statue. Crystal City, Texas, United States, 1937.

In 2014, the artist Jeff Koons sold a Popeye statue for $28 million.

Comic book characters, Spider-Man and Spider-Woman Spider-Woman & Spider-Man
Cartoon character drawing, Lisa Simpson, the Simpsons Lisa Simpson

The 8 years old, Lisa Simpson, is the intelligent of the group with an IQ of 159. She is also a vegetarian, a Buddhist, an Italian speaker, and a saxophone player.

Comics drawing and painting of Woody Woodpecker Woody Woodpecker
Cartoon character, the Pink Panther drawing The Pink Panther

Originally, in a series of comedy films about a French detective (Inspector Clouseau), the Pink Panther was a pink diamond with a flaw in its center in the shape of a panther.

The animated Pink Panther appeared at the beginning and end of each film in the series, and in the 70s got its own animated program.

Comics drawing and painting, Mighty Mouse Mighty Mouse
Comics drawing and painting, Laurel & Hardy Laurel & Hardy
Comics drawing and painting, Spy vs Spy Spy vs Spy - Mad Magazine
Comics drawing and painting of Snoopy & Woodstock Snoopy & Woodstock

Snoopy is a Beagle dog.

The spacecraft Apollo, in its mission to orbit the Moon (Apollo 10), was made up of a Command Module named Charlie Brown and the Lunar Module named Snoopy.

Walt Disney: Films

Walt Disney was a pioneer in the motion picture industry. As a producer, Disney holds the record for winning Oscar prizes with 22 wins and 59 nominations.

In 1955, the Disneyland amusement park was opened, based on Disney cartoon characters.

Snow White oil painting Snow White (1937): oil painting

The film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) produced by Disney was the first full-length animated film.

Good to know:

When using oil paints (or other types of paint), it is important to know how to mix colors for painting.

Comics drawing, The Jungle Book, Mowgli & Baloo The Jungle Book (1967): Mowgli and Baloo
Comics drawing and painting, Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh (1966)
Comics drawing of Pongo from 101 Dalmatians, Disney 101 Dalmatians (1961): Pongo

Dogs in the film 101 Dalmatians are painted in gray and not in white.

Unlike the movie, real Dalmatians are born completely white, without spots.

Comics painting and drawing, Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland (1951)
comics painting of Robin Hood, animated film, Disney Robin Hood (1973)
Comics drawing and painting of Pocahontas, Disney Pocahontas (1995)
Comics drawing of Dumbo the elephent, Walt Dinsey Dumbo (1941)

Dumbo is the only main character in Disney movies that does not speak.

Mickey Mouse Universe

Cartoon character drawing, Minnie Mouse, Disney Minnie Mouse
Cartoon character drawing Mickey Mouse, Disney Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created the cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in 1928.

In 1978, Mickey Mouse became the first cartoon character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on his 50th anniversary.

Comics drawing, Pete, Walt Disney Pete
Drawing and painting of Clarabelle, Disney Clarabelle
Cartoon drawing and painting, Daisy Duck, Disney Daisy Duck
Cartoon drawing, Donald Duck, Disney Donald Duck

The cartoon character Donald Duck first appeared in 1934 and his girlfriend Daisy Duck joined him in 1940.

Drawing and painting of Ludwig Von Drake, Disney Ludwig Von Drake
Drawing and painting of Pluto, Walt Disney Pluto

Hanna-Barbera Productions

Hanna-Barbera Productions was an American animation studio, and it has been the leader in the US television animation market for three decades.

Cartoon characters drawing, The Flintstones The Flintstones
Yogi Bear & Boo Boo Bear drawing, Hanna-Barbera Productions Yogi Bear & Boo Boo Bear
Cartoon characters drawing, Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Scooby-Doo drawing Scooby-Doo

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes is an animated series of short films by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Among the many Looney Tunes characters, Bugs Bunny became a cultural icon and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tweety cartoon drawing, Looney Tunes character Tweety
Sylvester cartoon drawing, Looney Tunes character Sylvester
Looney Tunes cartoon character, Yosemite Sam drawing Yosemite Sam
Looney Tunes cartoon character, Elmer Fudd drawing Elmer Fudd

Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd are Bugs Bunny's main enemies.

The name of the character Yosemite Sam is based on the Yosemite National Park in the state of California, USA. Each year, about 4 million tourists visit the park.

The search engine Google allows search in the language of Elmer Fudd. This language replaces R and L with W.

Drawing of Daffy Duck, Looney Tunes characters Daffy Duck
Looney Tunes characters drawing, Road Runner & Coyote Road Runner and Coyote


Filmation was an animation company from 1963 to 1989.

Superman drawing from filmation TV series The New Adventures of Superman (1966-1970)

Fleischer Studios

Fleischer Studios was an animation company from 1929 to 1942.

Betty Boop cartoon drawing in perspective Betty Boop

If you are unfamiliar with perspective drawing, visit my linear perspective guide. It is an important drawing fundamental.

Perspective drawing example

Anime and Manga

Manga is the art of Japanese comics.

Anime is Japanese animation, hand-drawn or computer-generated.

Anime and manga drawing, Marco Rossi Marco Rossi
Anime and manga drawing, Heidi, Girl of the Alps Heidi, Girl of the Alps
Maya the bee and Willy drawing, Anime and manga Maya the Bee & Willy
Grensizer: Duke Fleed, Anime and manga drawing Grendizer: Duke Fleed
Anime and manga drawing, Nils Holgersson Nils Holgersson


With some knowledge in perspective, it is possible to draw these characters from imagination.

A drawing of Snoopy and Charlie Brown

For drawing from imagination (advanced), visit my imagination drawing guide.

If you are a beginning artist, visit my guide on how to draw with a sense of depth.

Then, learn realistic drawing for beginners.