Andre LeBlanc received the prestigious "Southern Cross" Award (the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Brazilian citizen) for his illustrations for classical literature. He achieved international fame for illustrating 'The Picture Bible'. He worked on many comic books and comic strips including his own creations, 'Intellectual Amos' and 'Morena Flor'. He assisted Will Eisner on 'The Spirit' and Sy Barry on 'The Phantom'. Le Blanc was also one of the main artists of the Brazilian Classics Illustrated collection (Edicao Maravilhosa). He received bylines for his work on 'Flash Gordon', 'Apartment 3-G', and 'Rex Morgan MD' newspaper strips. He taught at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Date of Birth: January 16, 1921 Birthplace: Brazil Date of death: December 21, 1998