Looking for a little nostalgia? Revisit some of your favorite boys from cartoons and then learn to draw a cartoon boy of your own.
Some say that cartoons are just for kids, but when you look at the vast array of animated shows airing today, it’s clear: cartoons are for everyone. We explore some of the best, most iconic boy cartoon characters below—then show you how you can create your own cartoon boy.
10 Best Cartoon Boys
1. Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo is the title character of the animated series Johnny Bravo, which is known for its adult humor and pop culture references. The character design of Johnny Bravo—including his dark sunglasses and voluminous hair—is loosely based on Elvis Presley.
The star of a book series and animated cartoon, Arthur Read is an eight-year-old aardvark. The cartoon premiered in 1996 and went on to broadcast 246 episodes about dealing with important family and health issues.
3. Stewie Griffin
A main character in the adult animated series Family Guy, Stewie Griffin is a little boy cartoon with a big personality. Fun fact: Stewie is the only character that appears in every episode.
4. Bart Simpson
Bart Simpson is a well-recognized cartoon boy—known for his rebelliousness, mischievousness, and catchphrases like “Don’t have a cow, man!”
5. Charlie Brown
An iconic and instantly recognizable cartoon boy, Charlie Brown first appeared in the comic strip Peanuts. Since then, he’s appeared in a number of short and full-length animations.
6. Robot Boy
Robot Boy, Cartoon Network’s animated children’s series, stars a robot character aptly named Robotboy. He has three modes: deactivated (not able to walk or talk), activated (can talk, fly, and fight), and superactivated (can use weapons, like lasers and cannons).
7. Tommy Pickles
The lovable leader of the Rugrats crew, Tommy Pickles is an inquisitive and adventurous one-year-old cartoon boy. Wearing his signature blue t-shirt and diaper, Tommy often gets himself—and his toddler friends—into memorable situations.
8. Phineas Flynn
One of the title characters of the animated series Phineas and Ferb, Phineas Flynn is constantly trying to avoid boredom during summer vacation. Phineas has a striking and unique character design, with a sharp, triangular head and big, round eyes.
9. Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron isn’t only known for his spectacularly tall hair, but also his ridiculously high IQ. Unlike most of the characters on this list, Jimmy Neutron is a 3D (rather than 2D) animated character.
10. Fred Flinstone
One of the most recognizable boy cartoon characters, Fred Flinstone is known as a bowling aficionado, a loving husband and father, and the originator of the catchphrase, “Yabba dabba doo!”