Illustration in the style of Austin Briggs
Illustration in the Style of Austin Briggs: Early Years
Austin Briggs was an American cartoonist and comic book illustrator. He began his career providing illustrations for Blue Book, a pulp magazine.
Austin Illustrates The Iconic Flash Gordon Comic
Austin then worked as an assistant to Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan. He drew the Flash Gordon daily comic strip during world war 2.
Austin Briggs drew the Flash Gordon daily strip from:
- 1940 until
His classic Art Style
Illustration in the style of Austin Briggs is a realistic and subtle drawing style that connects with people going about their daily lives. Austin's style tends to focus on offbeat candid moments in his illustrations, with soft lines that connected well with a wide range of readers.
Clients Included the Massively popular Readers Digest and Saturday Evening Post Magazines
After that he moved on to creating illustrations for books and magazines such as Reader's Digest and The Saturday Evening Post. Austin was one of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School and was elected to the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1969. He retired in Paris, where he passed away from cancer.