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Davis, Phil

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1964 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Cartoonists

1906 – born on the 4th of March in St. Louis, Missouri.

         – Davis became interested in drawing when he was six years old. "I had a mania for parades," he recalled. "I drew every parade I could see.

         – His first professional artwork was for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he left the newspaper to do magazine illustrations and advertising art before eventually landing at King Features Syndicate.

1934 – He met Lee Falk, the two collaborated on Mandrake the Magician.

         – One of Davis’ assistants was Ray Moore, who later became the first artist on Falk’s other comic strip, The Phantom.

1964 – Davis died.