American comic book writer and artist who founded Chick Publications in 1970. A publisher of Christian fundamentalist-themed works that often criticize other religious groups, he became somewhat of a controversial figure.
He briefly attended the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater before serving in the Army during World War II.
In 2003, he produced a Christian gospel-based film called The Light of the World.
He grew up in the Boyle Heights and Alhambra neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California. He was married to Lola Lynn Priddle from 1948-1998.
He admired and was inspired by the documentary work of Ken Burns.