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Lampert, Harry

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Cartoonists, Illustrators


1916 - Born on the 3rd of November in New York. American writer and artist, Harry Lampert illustrated the first issues of the Golden Age Flash.

1932 - Began cartooning at the age of 16.

         - Worked for Max Fleischer, inking and helping produce Betty Boop, Popeye, and Koko the Clown cartoons.

         - Began drawing comic books.

         - Co-creator of the DC Comics superhero The Flash in collaboration with writer Gardner Fox.

1940 - The hero first appeared in Flash Comics #1, but Lampert left the character after drawing only five stories.

         - He leaned towards his preference for humorous work.

         - Drew gag cartoons for Time Magazine, The New York Times, Esquire, and The Saturday Evening Post.

         - Instructor for the New York School of Visual Arts.

         - Founder of the Lampert Agency, an advertising company.

1975-1976 - Retired and started writing instructional books on contract bridge.

1990 - He learned that he was famous among comic collectors and attended the next San Diego Comic Convention.

2003 - He received the ABTA Lifetime Achievement Award.

2004 - Died of complications from prostate cancer on the 13th of November at the age of 88 in Boca Raton, Florida.


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