Alexander Gillespie “Alex” Raymond was an American cartoonist, best known for creating Flash Gordon for King Features in 1934. The strip was subsequently adapted into many other media, from a series of movie serials to a 1970s television series and the 1980 feature film.
|Born:||Oct 2, 1909, New Rochelle, New York|
|Died:||Sept 6, 1956, Westport, Connecticut|
|Notable works:||Flash Gordon, Rip Kirby|
|Awards:||Reuben Award (1949), Comic Book Hall of Fame, 1996|
|IMDb:||Alex Raymond’s IMDb|
About Alex Raymond
Famous for his Flash Gordon and Rip Kirby comic strips, this cartoonist also worked on the Secret Agent X-9 and Jungle Jim comics. He was the 1949 recipient of the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award.
He began his career as an assistant illustrator for such strips as Blondie and Tillie the Toiler.
He was a 1996 inductee into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
His marriage to Helen Frances William resulted in two sons and three daughters. His brother, Jim Raymond, also had a career as a cartoonist, and his great nephews, Kevin and Matt Dillon, became successful screen actors.
His artwork significantly influenced the career and aesthetic of Star Wars creator George Lucas.
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- Iona Preparatory School alumni
- Reuben Award winners
- Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductees
- American Marine Corps personnel of World War II
- American comic strip cartoonists
- United States Marine Corps officers
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