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Harry Lampert seen at Motor City Comic-Con 2002
Harry Lampert seen at Motor City Comic-Con 2002

Harry Lampert (November 3, 1916 in New York - November 13, 2004 in Boca Raton, Florida) was a cartoonist and author.


He began cartooning when he was sixteen years old, and worked for the legendary Max Fleischer, inking and helping produce Betty Boop, Popeye, and Koko the Clown cartoons. He began drawing comic books and he is best known in that field for being the artistic co-creator of the DC Comics superhero The Flash. Created in collaboration with writer Gardner Fox, the hero first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940, but Lampert left the character after drawing only five stories, gravitating towards his preference of humorous work. Lampert went on to draw gag cartoons for Time Magazine, The New York Times, Esquire, and The Saturday Evening Post. He was also an instructor for the 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. His book The Fun Way to Serious Bridge has been described as "the bible of that game" and Lampert spent years giving classes and working the cruise ship circuit teaching bridge to players. In the mid 1990s, Lampert became active in the comic book convention circuit, selling sketches and autographs and speaking about his famous comic book creation.


Lampert died on November 13, 2004 of complications from prostate cancer.


External links

  • Washington Post - 'The Flash' Creator Harry Lampert Dies (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48457-2004Nov13.html)
  • Video - Harry Lampert's appearance on San Diego Comicon panel, 2000 (http://homepage.mac.com/mikecatron/Main/Menu64.html)

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Harry Lampert | The San Diego Union-Tribune (397 words)
Harry Lampert, an illustrator who in 1940 first drew the winged-footed, faster-than-light superhero known as The Flash for DC Comics and a half-century later was rediscovered by a new generation of fans, died Nov. 13 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 88.
Lampert, the character made his debut in the anthology "Flash Comics," published by All-American Publications, an offshoot of DC Comics.
Harry Lampert was born Nov. 3, 1916, in New York.
bookofjoe: Harry Lampert, creator of the Flash, is dead (602 words)
Harry Lampert, an illustrator who in 1940 first drew the winged-footed, faster-than-light superhero known as the Flash for DC Comics and a half-century later was rediscovered by a new generation of fans, died on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla.
Harry Lampert was born in New York City on Nov. 3, 1916.
Lampert is survived by his wife, the former Adele Birnbaum; a daughter, Karen Akavan of Plainview, N.Y.; and two grandsons.
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