Chris Browne

Chris Browne


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 the Horrible 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 the Horrible, Chris Browne has contributed cartoons to National Lampoon, Playboy, Esquire, Heavy Metal and The New Yorker. He created the comic strip Raising Duncan, and he was a contributing editor to Sarasota Magazine.

Chris’ brother Chance Browne draws Hi and Lois, and his son-in-law Dan Piraro writes and draws the King Features cartoon Bizarro.

Chris Browne now lives in Sioux Falls, S.D., with his wife Carroll Browne and three ultra-cute dogs — two Chihuahuas and a Scotty!

He has a blog of his sketchbook drawings at: