Milton Caniff

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Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 3, 1988 (81)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 3, 1988 (81)

About

He was one of the principal founders of the National Cartoonist's Society and won the Society's first Cartoonist of the Year Award in 1947.

Before Fame

After working as an office boy for an Ohio newspaper, he got a job with the Associated Press, creating for them the strip Dickie Dare, which led to the creation of Terry and the Pirates.

Trivia

In 1988, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was born in Hillsboro, Ohio.

Associated With

While working at AP, he met Al Capp, the future creator of the Lil' Abner strip, and the two became good friends.