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    Alex Gillespie Raymond
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Bio:
After studies at the Grand Central School of Art, Alexander Gillespie Raymond started working with Russ Westover (creator of 'Tilly the Toiler'). Shortly after, he transfered to Lyman Young ('Tim Tyler's Luck'), from 1930 to 1933. In 1932 and 1933, he ghosted both Young's daily strips and Sunday pages of 'Tim Tyler'. At the end of 1933, Raymond was asked by King Features Syndicate to create a Sunday page featuring two new characters, 'Flash Gordon' and 'Jungle Jim'. In addition, Alex Raymond signed on to draw 'Secret Agent X9', a daily strip scripted by Dashiell Hammett. All three creations started in January, 1934.

By the end of 1935, Alex Raymond stopped with 'Secret Agent X9' to spend more time on his Sunday features. In particular, 'Flash Gordon' became world famous. In 1944, Raymond joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Demobilized as a major in 1946, Raymond created in that same year 'Rip Kirby', a daily police strip, which also enjoyed enormous success. Alex Raymond died at the height of his fame, on 6 September 1956, after a car accident.

Alex Raymond's influence on other cartoonists was considerable during his lifetime, and has not diminished after his death. The 'Flash Gordon' newspaper strip was continued by artist Jim Keefe.

Alex Raymond about his comic art: "I decided honestly that comic art is an art form in itself. It reflects the life and times more accurately and actually is more artistic than magazine illustration - since it is entirely creative. An illustrator works with camera and models; a comic artist begins with a white sheet of paper and dreams up his own business - he is playwright, director, editor and artist at once."

Date of Birth: October 2, 1909
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Date of death: September 6, 1956



Favorite Creators:
Alex Gillespie Raymond is a favorite creator of 8 users


Awards:
  • 1996 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame




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Writer:
Ace Comics (1937)
Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon (2004)
The Complete Flash Gordon Library (2012)
Cuando el Comic es Nostalgia (1982)
Flash Gordon (1990)
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (2011)
Flash Gordon: A Classic From the Golden Age of the Comics (1967)
King Comics (1936)
Macao (1985)
The Official Jungle Jim (1988)
Pluma de Oro (1975)
Rip Kirby (1989)
Rip Kirby (2009)
Rip Kirby - Detective Story (1992)

Penciller:
Ace Comics (1937)
Alex Raymond: His Life and Art (2007)
Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon (2004)
The Comics Journal (1977)
The Complete Flash Gordon Library (2012)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
Cuando el Comic es Nostalgia (1982)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Feature Book (1937)
Flash Gordon (1990)
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (2011)
Flash Gordon Comic-Book Archives (2010)
Flash Gordon: A Classic From the Golden Age of the Comics (1967)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s (2011)
Macao (1985)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Mandrake the Magician (1966)
The Official Jungle Jim (1988)
Pluma de Oro (1975)
Rip Kirby (1989)
Rip Kirby (2009)
Rip Kirby - Detective Story (1992)
Rough Stuff (2006)
Star*Reach Companion (2013)
Steve Rude: Artist in Motion (2007)
Will Eisner's Shop Talk (2001)

Inker:
Ace Comics (1937)
Alex Raymond: His Life and Art (2007)
The Comics Journal (1977)
The Complete Flash Gordon Library (2012)
Flash Gordon (1990)
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (2011)
Flash Gordon Comic-Book Archives (2010)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Macao (1985)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Mandrake the Magician (1966)
The Official Jungle Jim (1988)
Pluma de Oro (1975)
Rip Kirby (1989)
Rip Kirby (2009)
Rip Kirby - Detective Story (1992)
Rough Stuff (2006)

Colorist:
Ace Comics (1937)
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (2011)

Letterer:
Ace Comics (1937)
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (2011)
The Official Jungle Jim (1988)
Rip Kirby (1989)
Rip Kirby (2009)

Cover Artist:
Alex Raymond: His Life and Art (2007)
Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon (2004)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
The Complete Flash Gordon Library (2012)
Flash Gordon (1966)
Flash Gordon (1990)
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim (2011)
Flash Gordon: A Classic From the Golden Age of the Comics (1967)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Golden Age of Comics (1982)
Kitchen Sink Press: The First 25 Years (1994)
Library of American Comics (2010)
The Official Jungle Jim (1988)
Pluma de Oro (1975)
Previews (1988)
Rip Kirby (1989)
Rip Kirby (2009)
Rip Kirby - Detective Story (1992)
The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics (1977)



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