August 13th, 2017
by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne
Chance Browne wrote this tribute to his father on August 11, 2017.
On this day 100 years ago the world was blessed with the arrival of my dad, Dik Browne. He was a man whose talent can only be described as supernatural: everything he created bore the stamp of his singular genius. His kindness and generosity of? spirit inspired everyone who was lucky enough to? meet him. His alter ego may have been a barbarian,?but he was quite possibly the most civilized man? that ever lived. He certainly was a shining example? of just how wonderful people can be…?Ever the best of friends, Dad!
For more about Dad and the other great cartoonists of Connecticut, check out Cullen Murphy’s excellent article in the September 2017 issue of Vanity Fair — excerpted from his book, Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe, due in November from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Dik Browne was the artist on Hi and Lois from 1954 to 1989 and created Hagar the Horrible in 1973.
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