Richard Browne (1917-1989)

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Richard Browne, aliasDik Browne' Signature, was born in New York, in 1917.

Affectionately known by his peers in the profession as the "cartoonist's cartoonist," Dik Browne was universally loved by his family, friends, and fans as a gentle, wise and generous soul. After gaining experience in the 1940s as a magazine and advertising illustrator, Dik broke into the comics field when he teamed up with Mort Walker on his then-new creation, Hi & Lois, in 1954. In 1973, he launched his own strip, Hägar the Horrible for King Features Syndicate, which skyrocketed in popularity in a few short years and is now one of the top features in the business. Dik won the Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society as the best cartoonist of the year in 1962 and again in 1973, the only comic strip artist ever honored for his work on two different features. Hagar has been continued by Dik's son, Chris, while his other son, Chance, draws Hi & Lois, which is written by Mort Walker's sons, Brian and Greg.

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Chris Browne (1952-2023)

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Chris Browne was born in South Orange, N.J., in 1952 and grew up in suburban Wilton, Conn. The son of award-winning cartoonist Dik Browne, he assisted his father on the comic strips Hi and Lois and Hagar the Horrible. He contributed gag writing to Hagar from its inception in 1972.

With his father, Chris co-authored Hagar the Horrible's Very Nearly Complete Viking Handbook in 1985. When Dik Browne retired in 1988, Chris continued to write and draw the strip.

In addition to Hagar, Chris Browne has contributed cartoons to National Lampoon, Playboy, Esquire, Heavy Metal and The New Yorker. He was a contributing editor to The Funny Papers and Sarasota Magazine.

Chris' brother Chance Browne draws Hi and Lois.

Chris Browne now lives in Sarasota, Fla., with his wife and partner Carroll Browne. They have two little black Scotty dogs, one Chihuahua and four cats. Their daughter, Ashley Smith, is an account executive for a public relations firm in New York City.
From 2000, Chris and Carroll wrote the semi-autobiographical comic strip Raising Duncan. Raising Duncan

His official biography

His Cartooning and Painting Blog

His Sketchbooks

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