Austin Briggs

Cartoonist, Author

1908 – 1973

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Who was Austin Briggs?

Austin Briggs was a cartoonist and illustrator. Born in Humboldt, Minnesota he grew up in Detroit, Michigan before moving to New York City as a teenager. After working for a while at an advertising agency, he became an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan. In 1940 he drew a Flash Gordon Daily strip which he stayed on until about 1944; he moved onto creating illustrations for books and magazines such as Readers Digest and The Saturday Evening Post. He was one of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School.

In 1969 he was elected to the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame.

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Born
Aug 9, 1908
Humboldt
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Humboldt
Died
Oct 10, 1973

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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