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Dik Browne
  • Dik Browne

  • Date of birth: August 11, 1917
  • Died: June 04, 1989
  • Born: in New York, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Dik Browne was born Richard Arthur Allan Browne in New York City. He was a popular cartoonist, best known for writing and drawing Hägar the Horrible and for drawing Hi and Lois.

    In the 1940s he worked as an illustrator for Newsweek as well as for an advertising company, where he created the trademark logo for Chiquita.

    In 1954 Browne and cartoonist Mort Walker co-created the comic strip Hi and Lois, a spin-off of Walker's popular Beetle Bailey strip, featuring Beetle's sister, brother-in-law, and their family. Walker wrote the strip, which Browne illustrated until his death. The series is now drawn by his son Chance and written by Walker's sons. In 1973 Browne created Hägar the Horrible about an ill-mannered red-bearded medieval viking. The comic is now produced by his son Chris. Both strips have been very successful, appearing in hundreds of newspapers each for decades.

    He was recognized for his work by the National Cartoonist Society with their Humor Comics Strip Award in 1959, 1960, 1972, and 1977 for Hi and Lois, and again in 1984 and 1986 for Hägar the Horrible. He also received their Reuben Award for Hi and Lois in 1962, for Hägar the Horrible in 1973, and their Elzie Segar Award in 1973. He died in Sarasota, Florida.