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Lampert, Harry

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2004 AD
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.