André LeBlanc (artist)

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André LeBlanc

André LeBlanc (January 16, 1921 – December 21, 1998[1]) was a 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.[2]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Awards[edit]

LeBlanc's illustrations brought him the Southern Cross Award, the highest honor that can be given to a Brazilian citizen.[1]

References[edit]

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

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