Austin Briggs

Austin Briggs
Born (1908-08-09)August 9, 1908
Humboldt, Minnesota
Died October 10, 1973(1973-10-10) (aged 65)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist

Austin Briggs (August 9, 1908 October 10, 1973) was a cartoonist and illustrator. Born in Humboldt, Minnesota he grew up in Detroit, Michigan before moving to New York City as a teenager. After working for a while at an advertising agency, he began providing illustrations for the "upmarket" pulp magazine Blue Book.[1] Briggs later became an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan.[1] In 1940 he drew a Flash Gordon Daily strip which he stayed on until about 1944; he moved on to creating illustrations for books and magazines such as Readers Digest and The Saturday Evening Post. He was one of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School.[1]

In 1969 he was elected to the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame.

Flash and Dale as drawn by Briggs for the 12/04/1941 installment of Flash Gordon.


  1. 1 2 3 Walt Reed,Great American illustrators. New York: Abbeville Press, 1979. ISBN 0896590755 (p.24)

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