The best of minorities in cartoons: Movember

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Updated on December 10, 2021

Movember is an annual month-long event during November. Movember involves men growing mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues (depression, cancer, etc.)—the term “Movember” is a portmanteau of the British English spelling of “mustache” (“moustache”) and “November.”

As such, I thought it’d be interesting to list some minority cartoon characters (out of the ones I’ve already covered) who have mustaches. This wasn’t as easy as it looked—a lot more characters have beards or goatees than plain mustaches.


The star of Jeff Krell‘s comic “Jayson” has a light mustache.

Jayson Goes to Hollywood
Art by Jeff Krell.



Samurai, a member of the Super Friends, has a light mustache.


Mark Slackmeyer

Mark Slackmeyer of “Doonesbury” fame usually has a mustache.

Mark Slackmeyer
Art by Garry Trudeau.


Cleveland Brown

Cleveland Brown of “Family Guy” and “The Cleveland Show” is an African-American character with a mustache, but no beard or goatee.

Cleveland Brown

Chef Hatchet

Chef Hatchet of the various “Total Drama Island” shows has a light mustache. The other male Black characters on the show usually have either a goatee (DJ) or no facial hair at all (Cameron, Lightning).

Chef Hatchet

Franklin Stern

Franklin Stern, the owner of the “Daily Planet” in 90s-era Superman comics, has a mustache. Morgan Edge, the “Planet””s owner in other decades, is usually clean-shaven (pre-New 52 version) or has a beard (New 52 version).

Franklin Stern

A Couple of Guys

The lead characters in Dave Brousseau‘s strip “A Couple of Guys” are clean-shaven. Out of the supporting cast, Eric and Joey’s friend Miguel has a small mustache. Another character with a mustache is Omar, the African-American bartender at a gay bar the characters frequent.

Miguel (A Couple of Guys)
Art by Dave Brousseau.

For more information on Movember, see the website of the Movember Foundation.

Anthony Dean

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