Best Cartoon Writers

The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is an American marine biologist, cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, and voice actor, who is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

He Created A Cartoon Legend, SpongeBob SquarePants - JPK

Former marine biologist and creator of Nickelodeons greatest legend: sponge bob square pants!

WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER the SEA? - Goatworlds

2 Craig McCracken Craig McCracken Craig McCracken is an American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for Cartoon Network, as well as writing and storyboarding for Oscar's Oasis and Dexter's Laboratory in Kids' WB. ...read more.

He gave us Original Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and Wander Over Yonder!

3 Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky is a Russian American animator, director, writer and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars, and co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan. In 2011, Tartakovsky joined Sony Pictures Animation, ...read more.

Gotta get back. Back to the past. Samurai Jack. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 Alex Hirsch Alex Hirsch Alexander Robert "Alex" Hirsch is an American animator, storyboard artist, voice actor, and television producer. He is best known as the creator of the Disney XD animated television series Gravity Falls, where he voices some of the characters.

Alex just plain awesome. He's created wonderful characters, has a great sense of humor, and managed to create a cartoon enjoyable for literally anyone.

I love Gravity Falls, so I'm picking Hirsch as my favorite writer (after all, he did wrote all episodes except two episodes) - truespongebobfan

He made a show that will forever be in our hearts

Genius - JPK

5 Butch Hartman Butch Hartman Elmer Earl Hartman IV, better known as Butch Hartman, is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and actor, best known for creating the Nickelodeon shows The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast.
6 John R. Dilworth John R. Dilworth Jonathan "John" Robert Dilworth, a.k.a. "Dilly", is an American animator, director and actor. He is best known as the producer, director, writer, and creator of the animated television series Courage the Cowardly Dog.
7 Danny Antonucci Danny Antonucci Daniel Edward "Danny" Antonucci is a Canadian animator, director, producer, and writer. He is known for creating the Cartoon Network animated comedy series Ed, Edd n Eddy. He also created Lupo the Butcher, Cartoon Sushi, and The Brothers Grunt.
8 Maxwell Atoms Maxwell Atoms Maxwell Atoms is an American animator, screenwriter and voice actor. Atoms was best known as the creator of Cartoon Network's The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy franchise.

Genius. Thanks for Billy & Mandy.

9 Lauren Faust Lauren Faust Lauren Johanna Faust is an American animator, screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for developing Hasbro's animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as well as working frequently with her husband Craig McCracken.

Wrote Fantastic Episodes Of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, And Last But Not Least, Created My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - JPK

10 Rebecca Sugar Rebecca Sugar Rebecca Rea Sugar is a Jewish American animator, composer and director. She is best known for creating the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, which has made her the first woman to independently create a series for the network.

This is the person behind some of Adventure Time's best moments.

The mastermind and stellar songwriter behind Steven Universe. Need I say more?

She made the masterpiece Steven Universe and wrote for Adventure Time

She's the mastermind behind SU and AT's best episodes!

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The Newcomers

? Seth MacFarlane Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American television producer, filmmaker, actor, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.

The Contenders

11 J. G. Quintel
12 Joseph Barbera Joseph Barbera
13 C.H. Greenblatt C.H. Greenblatt Carl Harvey "C. H." Greenblatt is an American cartoon screenwriter, producer, and storyboard artist. He has worked on the hit TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, and on the Cartoon Network's series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne. He is best known as the creator of Chowder, as well ...read more.

One of the best writers of SpongeBob. I love his writing and drawings in those episodes (although he did everyone's least favorite pre-movie episode, I'm with Stupid). I enjoyed every show he worked on except Fish Hooks. Chowder is good and is certainly the best show on Cartoon Network during its dark age (although its wasn't my favorite because of the flaws). Harvey Beaks is better. - truespongebobfan

An amazing writer/storyboard artist! He's the reason I want to become a writer/board artist myself in the future.

He did an amazing job with SpongeBob and Billy & Mandy. I always liked him. One of the best cartoonist ever.

While Chowder was pretty bad, the rest of the shows he worked on were great! Harvey Beaks is second best only to Star vs. The Forces of Evil as best 2015 cartoon - KalloFox34

14 Michael Dante DiMartino Michael Dante DiMartino Michael Dante DiMartino is an American animation director best known as the co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, both on Nickelodeon.
15 Bryan Konietzko Bryan Konietzko Bryan Konietzko is an American animation director, writer, producer and musician. He is best known, together with Michael Dante DiMartino, as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
16 Matt Groening Matt Groening Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor best known for creating the famous television shows, The Simpsons and Futurama.

The Simpsons is awesome. - Goatworlds

17 Craig Bartlett Craig Bartlett Craig Michael Bartlett is an American animator best known for writing for Rugrats and creating the television series Hey Arnold! and Dinosaur Train. He also voiced various recurring characters in Hey Arnold!

I enjoy everything he's worked on except for Dinosaur Train - Cartoonfan202

18 Tom Ruegger
19 Kent Osborne

He Wrote "Jake The Brick" for Adventure Time, "Chocolate With Nuts", and "The Krusty Krab Training Video" both for Spongebob

20 Chris Savino Chris Savino Christopher Mason "Chris" Savino (born October 2, 1971 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American animator, writer, producer, director, and storyboard artist. He is best known as the creator of The Loud House on Nickelodeon.

He's my favorite!

HECK NO!

21 Daron Nefcy Daron Nefcy

Star vs the forces of evil

22 Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire Daniel Kingsley "Dan" Povenmire is an American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and voice actor associated with several animated television series, best known as the co-creator of the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb in which he also voiced the show's villain, Heinz Doofenshmirtz. ...read more.

There were hardly any bad episodes of Phineas and Ferb written, and it looks like Milo Murphy's Law will follow suit.

23 Daniel Chong Daniel Chong
24 Paul Tibbitt Paul Tibbitt Paul Harrison Tibbitt is an American animator, television producer, writer, storyboard artist, songwriter, and voice actor, best known for working on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
25 John Kricfalusi John Kricfalusi Michael John Kricfalusi /ˌkrɪsfəˈluːsi/, better known as John K., is a Canadian animator, voice actor, producer, writer, and director best known for creating The Ren & Stimpy Show and founding the animation company Spümcø.

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY - Tyler730

26 Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen C. Vasquez is an American comic book writer, cartoonist and music video director. He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, with its spin-off comics Squee! and I Feel Sick, and the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim.

Created Invader Zim his good

Two words: Invader ZIM.

A god, I love JtHM and Invader Zim. He is truly a king, and his word play is excellent. He has a dark sense of humor and a rad style, and Nny is so cute! ~

27 Aaron Springer Aaron Springer Aaron Springer (born September 5, 1973) is an American cartoon director and storyboard artist. He is best known for his work on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Springer has collaborated with various animation veterans such as Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, Rumen Petkov, Stephen ...read more.

Amazing writer! He wrote Band Geeks, The Krusty Krab Training Video, Have You Seen This Snail, and even directed many Gravity Falls episodes. Sure, he's written some bad new Spongebob episodes, but his season 2-3 gold definitely makes up for it. - Noobelli

Also, he's created Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer.

28 Erik Wiese
29 David Feiss David Feiss
30 Pendleton Ward Pendleton Ward Pendleton "Pen" Ward is an American animator, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor who works for Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. He created the Emmy Award-winning series Adventure Time and the internet series Bravest Warriors.

He made Adventure Time, I watched that show when I was 8-12 years old

Get this above Piss Savino! - 445956

31 Jeff Swampy Marsh Jeff Swampy Marsh
32 Kaz

He's a great writer. I enjoyed his work from SpongeBob (seasons 3, 9 and present), Camp Lazlo (the whole run), and Phineas and Ferb (seasons 2-4). People should be happy that he's back on SpongeBob - truespongebobfan

Another good Spongebob writer. He wrote many season 3 episodes, and I'm glad he came back for season 9 and 10. He definitely improved the show. - Noobelli

33 Jim Davis
34 Vincent Waller
35 Derek Drymon
36 Trey Parker

Co-creator of South Park,how not here? - ad48

37 Patrick McHale
38 Johnathan Rozanski (MysteriousMrEnter)

He's not a cartoon writer, get him off the list please.

Definitely check him out. His Animated Atrocities review series is very entertaining.

Yes, he is a cartoon writer. Technically speaking.

39 M.A. Larson

Wrote some of the most loved episodes of MLP, including Sonic Rainboom, Return of Harmony, and Amending Fences.

40 Meghan McCarthy
41 Amy Keating Rogers
42 Corey Powell
43 Josh Haber
44 Kyle McCulloch
45 Jack Pendarvis
46 Ennio Torresan, Jr.
47 Peter Hastings
48 Paul Rugg
49 Sherri Stoner
50 Randy Rogel
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