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Chris Browne

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Chris Brown Robi
Born(1952-05-16)May 16, 1952
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedFebruary 5, 2023(2023-02-05) (aged 70)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Notable worksHägar the Horrible
SpouseCarroll Browne

Christopher Kelly Browne (May 16, 1952 – February 5, 2023) was an American comic strip artist and cartoonist. He was the son of cartoonist Dik Browne[1][2] and brother of cartoonist Chance Browne. From 1989 to 2023, Browne wrote and drew the comic strip Hägar the Horrible, which is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

Life and career[edit]

Born in South Orange, New Jersey, on May 16, 1952, and growing up in suburban Wilton, Connecticut, Browne assisted his father on the comic strips Hi and Lois and Hägar the Horrible. He contributed to Hägar from the beginning of the comic in 1972 and co-authored Hägar the Horrible's Very Nearly Complete Viking Handbook in 1985. When Dik Browne died in 1989, Chris Browne continued the strip, both writing and drawing,[1] while Chance Browne took over Hi and Lois.

Chris Browne also created two short-lived autobiographical comic strips: "Chris Browne's Comic Strip" (1993 – 1994) and "Raising Duncan" (2000 – 2004). Both include a Scottie dog (Scottish Terrier) as a common feature.

Browne lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota,[3] where he died on February 5, 2023, at the age of 70.[4][5]

Comic and artistic work[edit]

Hägar the Horrible is translated into 13 languages and appears in 45 countries.[6]


  1. ^ a b Tobin, Suzanne (2002), "Comics: Meet the Artist", The Washington Post, retrieved 2012-01-30
  2. ^ Background about Chris Browne, retrieved 2012-01-30
  3. ^ "CHRIS BROWNE TALKS ABOUT HIS MOVE TO SIOUX FALLS, SD". dailycartoonist.com. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  4. ^ Newton, Jacob (10 February 2023). "Sioux Falls cartoonist of Hägar the Horrible has died". KELO-TV.
  5. ^ "In memory of Chris Browne |".
  6. ^ ""HAGAR THE HORRIBLE" 40th Anniversary". kingfeatures.com. King Features Syndicate, a Unit of Hearst. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2022.

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