November 3, 1916 [1 ]
November 13, 2004
Boca Raton, Florida
Penciller, Inker, Adman, Bridge teacher and author
Harry Lampert (November 3, 1916 – November 13, 2004) was an American cartoonist, bridge book author, and bridge teacher.
New York, Lampert began cartooning when he was sixteen years old, and worked for the legendary Max Fleischer, inking and helping produce , Betty Boop , and Popeye cartoons. While stationed at Drew Field in Tampa, FL, he created Koko the Clown Droopy the Drew Field Mosquito which ran in the from 1942-1944. He began drawing comic books and he is best known in that field for being the artistic co-creator of the Drew Field Echoes DC Comics superhero The Flash. Created in collaboration with writer Gardner Fox, the hero first appeared in #1 in 1940, but Lampert left the character after drawing only five stories, gravitating towards his preference for humorous work. He also drew the comic book characters "The King", "Red, White and Blue" and "The Atom". Lampert later went on to draw gag cartoons for Flash Comics Time Magazine, The New York Times, , and Esquire . He was also an instructor for the The Saturday Evening Post New York School of Visual Arts and founded the Lampert Agency, an advertising company which produced award-winning ads for clients such as Olympic Airways, Seagram, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
After his retirement in 1976, Lampert went on to write many instructional books on
contract bridge. A Life Master and bridge teacher licensed by the American Contract Bridge League, Lampert spent years giving classes and working the cruise ship circuit teaching bridge to players. In the mid-1990s, Lampert became active in the [2 ] comic book convention circuit, selling sketches and autographs and speaking about his famous comic book creation.
Lampert died on November 13, 2004 in
Boca Raton, Florida of complications from prostate cancer; he was survived by wife Adele Lampert, daughter Karen Akavan and two grandsons. [3 ]
Bridge publications [ edit ]
— (1978). Fun Way to Learn Serious Bridge. Roslyn, New York: Hardel Publishing. The second edition, published in 1980 and subsequently reprinted, was titled The Fun Way to Serious Bridge.
— (1985). The Fun Way to Advanced Bridge. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-53066-6.
— (1988). Declarer Play and Opening Leads, a Fun Way Bridge Book. Deerfield, IL: Private. OCLC isbn =.
— (1988). Teacher's Guide for Lesson Plans in Conjunction with Declarer Play and Opening Leads, a Fun Way Bridge Book. Deerfield, IL: Private.
— (2002). Harry's Hands/Over 100 Funway Bridge Hands. Deerfield, IL: Private.
— (2002). The Fun Way to Better Bridge. Louisville, KY: Devyn Press.
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