André LeBlanc (artist)

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André LeBlanc (January 16, 1921 – December 21, 1998) was an Haitian artist who worked on comic strips and comic books of the 1940s and 1950s. He was an instructor at New York's School of Visual Arts.

Biography[edit]

Andre LeBlanc was born in Haiti, but moved to the United States in the 1920s after his father was killed in Cuba.[1]

Career[edit]

LeBlanc worked as an assistant with Will Eisner on The Spirit and with Sy Barry on The Phantom. He also contributed to the Flash Gordon, Apartment 3-G and Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips.[2]

LeBlanc was one of the first art teachers at the Rio Museum of Modern Art, where he taught Mauricio de Sousa and Maboim.[citation needed]

Returning to the United States in the late 1950s, LeBlanc worked for Hanna Barbera when they had an office on the East Coast.[citation needed] He worked closely with animator Alex Toth to help create the characters for the animated series Space Ghost as well as The Transformers in the 1970s and 80s.

Le Blanc is also known as the illustrator of the 1979 epic Picture Bible published by David C Cooke. He drew for King Comics' Mandrake the Magician comic book. His various features for comic books included Dr. E.Z. Duzit, Intellectual Amos and Morena Flor. He was a leading illustrator on Edicao Maravilhosa, the Brazilian version of Classics Illustrated.[2]

Death[edit]

LeBlanc died on December 21, 1998 in Brazil.[2]

Awards[edit]

Le Blanc's illustrations brought him the Southern Cross Award, the highest honor that can be given to a Brazilian citizen.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "André LeBlanc". Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Andre LeBlanc". Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved November 15, 2013.

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