DIK BROWNE Typed Letter signed: “Dik Browne”, 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1979 June 8. On Hägar the Horrible letterhead to Specialist-4 William A. Howes, APO New York. In full: “It was good to hear from you, and I hope you’ll forgive my delay in answering. I have a big pile of mail, and I try to answer every letter. I am not in the market for any gags now, but thanks for your offer. I’m sending you back your book with the autograph you requested. All the very best -“. Dik Browne (1918-1989) was co-creator with Mort Walker of the comic strip Hi & Lois (1954), a spinoff of Walker’s popular Beetle Bailey cartoons. In 1973 Browne, who was still drawing Hi & Lois, began a new strip all his own, writing and drawing Hagar the Horrible, a humorous look at a Viking marauder who has all the home and family problems of a typical modern suburbanite. Browne is one of the few cartoonists to have received the coveted Reuben Award for two different strips. Hagar won the National Cartoonists’ Society award three times (1977, 1984, 1986). Browne retired in 1988, but one of his sons, Robert “Chance” Browne, continued to draw Hi & Lois, while another offspring, Chris Browne, kept drawing and writing Hagar. Hagar appears in over 2,000 papers worldwide, translated into more than a dozen languages. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 80801
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