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Briggs, Clare

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1930 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists

1875 – Born on August 5th in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. American comic strip artist and cartoonist.

1896-1898 – He was employed by the St. Louis Democrat as a sketch artist, switching two years later to the St. Louis Chronicle to work as an editorial cartoonist.

1900 – He moved to New York.

         – He was employed by the New York Journal.

         – Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst soon assigned him as a cartoonist to Chicago journals.

         – He created ‘A. Piker Clerk’, which earned Briggs national fame.

         – He created dozens of titles, such as ‘When a Feller Needs a Friend’, ‘Movie of a Man’, ‘Someone’s Always Taking the Joy Out of Life’, ‘There’s at Least One in Every Office’, ‘Real Folks at Home’, ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ and ‘Danny Dreamer’.

1909 – The Goodyear Tire pamphlet was published.

1913 – ‘Oh Skin-Nay!’ is a collaboration between Briggs and poet Wilbur D. Nesbit and portrays a year in the life of small-town America through the eyes of the twelve-year-old boy—wood gathering, sleigh rides, games of post office, swimming holes, and sandlot ball games.

1920-  Brigg’s cartoons were syndicated across the country and was one of the most highly paid illustrators in the country.

1921 – Briggs and The New York Herald executed the contract.

1930 – Died of pneumonia on January 3rd at the age of 55.