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Austin Briggs

Austin Briggs: Cartoonist and Illustrator


Austin Briggs

Austin Briggs enjoyed a distinguished career as a cartoonist and illustrator. He began his career at an advertising agency before contributing illustrations to the high-end pulp magazine Blue Book. Subsequently, he worked as an assistant to the celebrated cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and later took over Secret Agent Corrigan. In addition to creating a daily strip for Flash Gordon, Briggs produced illustrations for various publications such as Reader's Digest and The Saturday Evening Post. His influence was substantial, leading to his induction into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1969. Tragically, Briggs succumbed to leukemia during his retirement in Paris.


 

Reference

Biography: Austin Briggs - AnimationResources.org - Serving the Online Animation Community AnimationResources.org – Serving the Online Animation Community. (2010, November 13). https://animationresources.org/biography-austin-briggs/

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