Alex Raymond

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Birthday
2, 1909
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 6, 1956 (46)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1909
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 6, 1956 (46)

About

Famous for his Flash Gordon and Rip Kirby comic strips, this cartoonist also worked on the Secret Agent X-9 and Jungle Jim comics. He was the 1949 recipient of the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award.

Before Fame

He began his career as an assistant illustrator for such strips as Blondie and Tillie the Toiler.

Trivia

He was a 1996 inductee into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Family Life

His marriage to Helen Frances William resulted in two sons and three daughters. His brother, Jim Raymond, also had a career as a cartoonist, and his great nephews, Kevin and Matt Dillon, became successful screen actors.

Associated With

His artwork significantly influenced the career and aesthetic of Star Wars creator George Lucas.