Definitive guide

How to create a mind-blowing cartoonist website with/without a web designer

Best Cartoonist Websites of 2022 | 32 Examples + Templates

Professional Website Example

Here's how to get started.

Okay, so you're looking for some inspiring cartoonist website designs. Or maybe need some inspiring templates?
Perhaps you already have a design in mind, and you’re just looking for a cartoonist website builder. In any case...
You came to the right place. See, many people who need a cartoonist website invest a lot of money to get one. They hire extremely expensive web designers who often build low-quality websites. Although I'm not blaming anybody, I have a better idea for you.
Build it yourself. On this page, you'll find clear instructions on how to do it – even if you don't have any experience. I'll recommend you a couple of tools that I trust and use myself. If you decide to purchase a tool I recommend, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Do you prefer to have a professional web designer do it for you? I got your back. Scroll down to check out my recommended web designer.

Ralph de Groot
Let's make building your cartoonist website as easy as possible. Welcome to my guide!
My name is Ralph de Groot. I'm the founder and author at My Codeless Website. Wake me up for a great web design. I love writing about website examples, too!
After years of trial and error I can confidentially recommend you the following when it comes to building a cartoonist website.
PS: Want to get more visitors to your cartoonist website? 👇

I partnered up with Foreignerds to grow website traffic

They're an award-winning marketing agency

Request a free marketing consult to grow traffic today!

Promote Your cartoonist Website

1. Sofia Warren

http://sofiawarren.com/

What do you need on a cartoonist portfolio? A cartoon of course! The focus is fully on the cartoon in this example and everything else is stripped back, making this one very well suited for its purpose.

Things we love about this web design

  • Heaps of whitespace
  • The work takes centerstage
  • Cartoon website, cartoon logo!

2. Isabelle Feliu

https://www.isabellefeliu.com/

Isabelle Feliu is an illustrator and painter from Québec city based in Oslo. This website is such a lovely sight to see, thanks to its beige background color and captivating illustrations revolved around the world of fashion, design, nature, and travel.

Things we love about this web design

  • Visually-pleasing color scheme
  • Wide range of illustrations
  • Wonderful individual project pages

3. Miranda Sofroniou

https://www.mirandasofroniou.com/

Be prepared to be evoked with a sense of exploration and wonder! This website welcomes you with a one-pager homepage, featuring a slideshow of different art pieces, overlaid with a simple call-to-action button. Clicking this would redirect you into Miranda’s world or illustrations. Cool stuff!

Things we love about this web design

  • Earth-toned color scheme
  • Linked YouTube videos
  • Clear call-to-action buttons

4. Naomi Wilkinson

https://www.naomiwilkinson.co.uk/

Naomi Wilkinson is an Illustrator based in Bristol. This website’s subtle details such as lowercase texts, mouseover effects, and simple animation make the overall web design a great example that one can learn so much from.

Things we love about this web design

  • Playful illustrations
  • Simple text animation as soon as the home page opens
  • Sleek project portfolio design

5. Rose Blake

https://www.iamroseblake.com/

Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist making drawings and pictures from a railway arch by a canal in London. I bet you’d love this website! It is simple, it has strategic and unique arrangements of visual media and not only that, but this website also takes pride in working with big clients. Awesome!

Things we love about this web design

  • Featured famous clients they have worked with
  • Unique arrangement of projects
  • Energetic design on the home page

6. Levi Jacobs

https://www.levijacobs.nl/

The consistency of this website is superb! Levi Jacobs’s style is eye-catching, especially his use of colors and textures which have a refreshing escapist quality. In the end, his ability to convey ideas in fresh and interesting ways makes this website so effective.

Things we love about this web design

  • Consistent art style and color schemes
  • Quirky illustrations and animations
  • Minimalistic design on project pages

7. Analeovy

https://www.analeovy.com/

Analeovy definitely knows how to be a stand-out! Just when you thought that the overall web design of this website is just as simple as it was on the home page, then you thought wrong. The unconventionality of this website makes it even more interesting.

Things we love about this web design

  • Unconventional yet effective web design
  • Lots of white space
  • Attractive illustrations

8. Alex Jenkins

https://www.alexgamsujenkins.com/

Satirical, bold, and witty – these are the words that best describe the Alex Jenkins website. I personally love it. Why? Check this out and you’ll find out why this is one of those websites that make a mark in the industry.

Things we love about this web design

  • Wide range of visual media – images, videos, illustrations, animations
  • Bold and sleek black background
  • Unique page header

9. Nathalie Lete

https://www.nathalie-lete.com/

Elegance at its finest! This website will impress you with a different art style as compared to the mentioned examples above. And I just love this website’s background! It’s new, it’s original, and it complements well with the texts and images. 

Things we love about this web design

  • Fresh and original background style
  • Cute and elegant illustrations
  • Every page is uniquely designed

10. Hedof

https://www.hedof.com/

Hedof is the one-man creative studio of Dutch illustrator Rick Berkelmans. His striking illustration work is a thoughtful, well-balanced composition full of candy-colored sceneries, suspicious characters, and wonky shapes that reflect Rick’s positive attitude and his studio filled with silly-looking toys.

Things we love about this web design

  • Fullscreen image slider
  • Consistent art style in illustrations and motion graphics
  • Skillfully-photographed images

11. Mariani Design

https://marianidesign.com/

Get ready to be amused with this website’s humorous illustrations! You won’t expect this website to have such lively and witty graphics because of its professional design – with all the serif font style and neutral color scheme. Great stuff!

Things we love about this web design

  • Wide range of content on the gallery page
  • Playful and comical illustrations
  • Clear call-to-action buttons

12. Nancy Ohanian

https://www.nancyohanian.com/

The main takeaway you can get from this website is that this website presents an identity without the need of putting it into words. What I mean is that, after visiting this website, it’ll definitely leave a mark on you.

Things we love about this web design

  • Focused more on showcasing visual media – great for cartoonists
  • Featured famous clients
  • White space makes the illustrations pop out more

13. Spoontonist

http://www.spontoonist.com/

This website’s first look is a flat lay of artworks on a wooden surface. This arrangement of artworks is like a quick preview of what has yet to come as you scroll through the website. Smooth!

Things we love about this web design

  • Simple and classic web design
  • Eccentric illustrations
  • Engaging content above the fold

14. Curio & Co.

https://www.curiocorp.com/

The creative minds at the Curio creative agency build imaginative worlds that are so immersive you could almost walk right in. Populated by the kind of eccentric characters you would find if true whimsy were brought to life, Curio & Co. is the portal to an alternate pop culture history. It’s like discovering the childhood you wish you’d had.

Things we love about this web design

  • Immersive designs especially on the home page
  • Vibrant color scheme
  • Great copywriting

15. Alexandra Bowman

https://www.alexandrabowmanart.com/

Alexandra Bowman is a freelance illustrator, political cartoonist, satirist, and fine artist from Washington, D.C. This website gives it all on the homepage! This is a great way for visitors to skim through all her projects without the need to navigate so much around the website.

Things we love about this web design

  • Wide variety of art styles
  • Energetic typography
  • Featured published articles and press reviews

16. Hymn of Dreams

https://hymnofdreams.com/

This website welcomes you with a compact gallery of artwork thumbnails. Hymn of Dreams keeps a simple interface and information that doesn’t overwhelm visitors. And I just have to say, the illustrations on this website are out of the ordinary!

Things we love about this web design

  • Simple and compact web design
  • Focused more on displaying artworks and skills
  • Whimsical illustrations

17. Manda Comisari

https://www.mandacomisari.com/

Manda Comisari is a London-based illustrator specializing in gouache on paper. In addition to illustration, she also offers art direction and design services. What impressed me the most about this website, aside from the artist’s lovely art pieces, is that she also provided images of her, working in progress. This is a great way to build connections with the visitors.

Things we love about this web design

  • Adorable illustrations
  • Visually-pleasing color scheme
  • Clean and modern web design

18. Jason Chatfield

https://www.jasonchatfield.com/

Jason is an Australian cartoonist based in New York. This website’s content above the fold is an attention-grabber. It’ll definitely make you think “how? how did he do that?” Nice move there, Jason!

Things we love about this web design

  • Long-scroll web design generates more engagement in
  • Unique and funky typography
  • Organized portfolio

19. Ashleigh Green

https://www.ashleighgreen.ca/

Ashleigh is a freelance illustrator from BC, Canada currently based in Dijon, France. This website boasts wonderful and expressive line drawings with playful, feel-good color palettes. And you’ll find plenty of cheery characters and plants throughout the website 

Things we love about this web design

  • Delightful illustrations
  • Lovely colors – varying color palettes in each illustration
  • Simple portfolio layout

20. Justin Maller

http://justinmaller.com/

A pioneer in the digital art world, Justin Maller creates his artworks at the juncture of avant-garde and pop culture. With that in mind, this website really gives that kind of energy by leveraging a black background in order to put the vibrant illustrations on the center stage. Awesome!

Things we love about this web design

  • Bold and modern web design
  • Cool project layout
  • Dynamic illustrations and vibrant colors

21. Malika Favre

https://www.malikafavre.com/

Malika Favre is a French artist based in Barcelona. Her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and color.

Things we love about this web design

  • Inspiring and wonderful artworks
  • Gallery of projects on the homepage
  • Sleek design especially when navigating through individual projects

22. Ping Zhu

https://www.pingszoo.com/

Ping Zhu is a millennial based in Brooklyn who has illustrated for clients and friends. Just like the other websites on this list, this website uses a minimal approach in showcasing her works – and that is, focusing more on visual media!

Things we love about this web design

  • Strategic placement of illustrations on project pages
  • Brief but entertaining bio on the “info” page
  • Attractive artworks

23. Steve Simpson

https://stevesimpson.com/

Ready yourself to step into a world of festivity! Steve Simpson is renowned for his hand-lettered packaging design, whimsical characters, and illustrated barcodes. His distinctive style, as well as this website’s concept, is inspired by the arts & crafts movement, 50s advertising, and folk art

Things we love about this web design

  • Explosion of colors
  • Lively and playful artworks
  • Impressive copywriting especially on project pages

24. Lois van Baarle

https://loish.net/

Lois van Baarle is a digital artist who has been drawing her whole life. She does character design work for clients all over the world and spends her free time making digital paintings and sketches. This website is the definition of a collaboration of both professional and creative approaches in web design. Wonderful!

Things we love about this web design

  • Simple and dainty web design
  • Authentic images
  • Compact web layout

25. Becky Simpson

https://www.beckysimpson.co/

Becky Simpson is an art director, illustrator, educator in Nashville, Tennessee. If you’re looking for a cartoonist website inspiration that looks cute and is filled with pastel colors, then this is the one!

Things we love about this web design

  • Fun colors – very pleasing to look at
  • Contrasting accent color for hyperlinks
  • Attractive illustrations

26. Nate Kitch

https://www.natekitch.com/

Nate Kitch is a freelance Illustrator & Artist living in Oxford, U.K. This website is quite a simple one, projects are featured without the long explainers. What’s great with a website like this is that you won’t need to have an overly designed website because the artworks speak for the website themselves!

Things we love about this web design

  • Engaging copywriting
  • The artist advocates for a cause – build a connection with the audience
  • Attractive page header

27. Georgie Lord

https://www.georgielord.com/

Georgie Lord is a UK-based photographer and stop-motion animator. This website will definitely delight you in so many ways! From the photos of the surreal, the absurd, and the comic side of things, to the aesthetics, the layout, and the quality. Wonderful! Just wonderful!

Things we love about this web design

  • Aesthetic color scheme
  • Elegant neutral colors on every image
  • Skillful photography

28. Art Roche

https://www.artroche.com/

Art Roche is an author/illustrator based in Atlanta, Georgia. Notable details include simple layouts and vibrant colors that pop out of the screen, thanks to a great amount of white space on this website.

Things we love about this web design

  • Engaging illustrations
  • Straightforward design
  • Illustrations and vibrant colors make the website lively

29. Dave Klug Illustration

https://www.daveklug.com/

The illustrated mind of Dave Klug has been busy creating works that speak to more than just himself. This website welcomes you with a one-pager homepage – simple and effective! 

Things we love about this web design

  • Long-scroll web design generates more engagement
  • Varying sizes of artworks 
  • Strong and vivid colors

30. Amy Hwang

https://www.amyhwang.com/

Amy Hwang has drawn cartoons for The New Yorker since 2010. This website is just the perfect place to scroll when you want to see calming illustrations and colors. The minimalistic approach of this website is just top-notch. You shouldn’t miss out on this one!

Things we love about this web design

  • Greyscale illustrations look lovely
  • Minimalistic illustrations
  • Image sliders on the comics page
Inspiring cartoonist website templates,

These are my favourites.

BONUS – Here is my favorite template

Graphic Illustrator Website Template

Makeup Artist Template

URL: https://mycodelesswebsite.com/try-theme/graphic-illustrator

Why this is such a great template:

  • Clean design, great to turn visitors into customers
  • WordPress compatible, easy to customize
  • Free download if you’re a Divi member

Get started in 2 steps

1 ► Download your theme, click on the button above

2 ► Get a free domain with a one click Wordpress installation

BONUS: Elegant Themes

URL: https://elegantthemes.com/

Although this one officially shouldn't be in this list - I couldn't keep this one from you. Elegant themes has amazing website themes and leads by example. Their own homepage looks stunning.

What you can learn from this great  website

  • Playful design
  • Clear call to actions
  • Great user experience

More website examples

xuva modern website example

Modern Examples

Limepay Startup Website Example

Startup Examples

xuva modern website example

Divi Examples

3 Award Winning Web Designers I recommend

I highly recommend you to have a look at their portfolios!

UNIQUE DESIGNS

WEBFLOW EXPERTS

CONVERTING WEB DESIGN

Max Sher – Sher Agency

We're a team of 20 designers, developers, and marketers helping our clients create beautiful websites. I can't wait to meet you – take a look at the video on my home page to learn about how I work! 😃

This web design agency specializes in custom designs built using WordPress
This agency focuses on medium-sized businesses and usually doesn't work for freelancers. They built over 300 websites

Pulkit Jain – Mostli

We build custom websites with Webflow that help you achieve your goals. From Brand Communication to Fundraising. From Lead generation to Conversion. Have a look at our portfolio to see what we build!

Working with Seed, Series-A funded SaaS & Tech Startups around the globe
2 years building +100 projects with No-code & Low-code technologies saving months of development and money

Lovepixel Agency

We Build Highly Converting Funnels / Brands / Websites that people fall in Love with. Personal Brands, Authors, Speakers, Influencers, Coaches, Consultants. Check my video to see how we work 👋

This web design agency specializes in custom websites using WordPress
They focus on a personal touch that allows the visitor to connect with the website. Great for personal brands!

I partnered up with Foreignerds to grow website traffic

They're an award-winning marketing agency

Request a free marketing consult to grow traffic today!

Promote Your cartoonist Website

1

Website hosting that I recommend.

Where should I host my cartoonist website? After trying many hosting services we found 2 which stand out.

Great for hosting a single website
Cheap
Great support

Great for hosting multiple websites
Free migrations

Ralph de Groot
Recommended Page Builder

2

Selecting the right page builder.

Analyze the best examples on this page and select a page builder that is powerful and isn't buggy.

Here is the one I recommend.

3

Grab my install guide.

Analyze the best examples on this page and select a page builder that is powerful and isn't buggy.

Here is the one I recommend.

Recommended Page Builder
Recommended Page Builder

4

Best Practices (BONUS).

Claim the right domain before it's gone

Spend your money wisely.

We recommend Divi, it's great for beginners and allows you to customize everything.

cartoonist website building
You can use these amazing cartoonist websites as inspiration for your own website. Of course you shouldn't copy these websites. Simply pick your favourite ones and blend them into your perfect design.
cartoonist website design
I hope you enjoyed these cartoonist website examples. If you need help to design a website, make sure to request a free quote. I'm sure we'll be able to help you out!
cartoonist website builders
Are you looking for a cartoonist website builder? I'm a big fan of Divi. Honestly, I've been using it for 5+ years now. It's such a powerful tool, yet easy to use. I can't recommend it enough!

About the author

Ralph de Groot loves great web design. In fact, you can wake him up at night if you found an inspiring website. Besides writing at My Codeless Website he also loves to read and to travel.

Checklist: 5 ways to make your cartoonist website beautiful and highly converting

1. Don’t break the 5-second rule

The moment a visitor lands on your website you only have 5 seconds to make a good impression.

That’s 5 short seconds to convince your visitor to stay on your website – and don’t hit the ‘back’ button.

Make sure the text on your website is appealing and gets your visitor excited. Don’t waste the first 5 seconds of somebody’s visit with unnecessary fluff.

2. Don’t confuse your visitor with too many call to actions

Great call to actions draw the attention of your visitors.

That said, you don’t want your call to action buttons fighting for the attention of your visitor. Pick the most important call to action for that page, and go with it.

In case you want to show multiple call to actions anyway, make sure to give them a different design, with your primary call to action being the most notable one.

3. Design mobile first

Last year over 52% of all the website traffic worldwide came from mobile devices.

More than half of the website visits are on a mobile device.

This percentage will only increase in the coming years, therefore the mobile design of your website is crucial for the success of your cartoonist website.

When designing your website, think about mobile design before you build your desktop website.

4. Watch people using your website without telling them what to do

Once your website is ready it’s time to launch. Well, almost.

Invite some friends or colleagues and put them in front of a computer. Ask them to pretend to be a potential customer and have them visit your website.

Now sit next to them, and don’t say anything (this will be harder than you think).

Do this with at least 5 people and learn from their behavior:

  • Did they follow the steps you expected them to?
  • Did your website load fast enough?
  • Was everything clear to them?

5. Collect real testimonials from real members

By now you probably realized social proof is extremely important when it comes to building a great website. Take it to the next level, and add testimonials from your members.

Don’t write them yourself, don’t ask your friends to write them. Everybody will feel something is off.

Want to go for the perfect score? Include video testimonials. Trust me, this will turn your website into a conversion machine.

Growth hacking: 3 powerful strategies to promote your cartoonist website

1. Go viral with a viral give-away

Imagine.

You send your website to 5 friends. Who each send it to 5 friends.

Now, these friends also send it to 5 friends.  Oeh la la! Continue this loop for a while, and your website is actually going viral.

Viral Loops is a referral marketing tool that helps you to explode your website with new visitors.

We’ve used Viral Loops to create virality with multiple websites. It allows you to build a sustainable referral scheme that helps you to grow your website rapidly.

2. Use local SEO

SEO is a great way to attract local clients. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and helps you to get free website traffic through search engines.

Check out these articles about local SEO if you want to learn more about this:

3. Do a press release

Yikes! A press release? That’s not for your website, right?

Well. It is actually. Journalists LOVE small businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them. It makes sense – if you’re at a birthday party, friends are probably always asking how your business is doing.

Everybody loves entrepreneurs.

Write a press release about a milestone your company achieved. It doesn’t really matter what it is your company did, just make it juicy and interesting.

Create a list of journalists and reach out to them. The key in this process is the follow-up. If you’re just sending them just one email you’re probably not going to have a lot of success. Remind them at least once within a period of 7 days.

Being featured by local news outlets actually is good for your SEO. The more websites mention you on their website, the higher you’ll rank in the search engine.

FAQ

What makes a good cartoonist website?

A great cartoonist website should have a clean design, be easy to navigate and include a lot of social proof. Have a look at this page for great example websites.

How to create a cartoonist website?

  1. Analyze the best cartoonist websites on this page
  2. Make notes of what you like – and what you don’t like
  3. Design your own site with this drag & drop website builder(includes free themes) 
  4. Publish your website with acheap hosting plan (includes free domain + SSL)

How much does a cartoonist website cost?

A cartoonist website will cost you anywhere between $1200 and $5000. Of course, it’s cheaper to do it yourself. Have a look at the tools I recommend in this article to get started for under $100.

You're now ready to get your cartoonist website up and running!