Hal Foster Biography

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Hal Foster was one of the pioneers of comic strip illustration. "Conspicuously talented and greatly influential, Foster drew two of the best-looking adventure strips in comics, 'Tarzan' and 'Prince Valiant,'" according to a contributor for The Encyclopedia of American Comics. Foster's career in illustration spanned six decades, yet his major creation, Prince Valiant, lives on, as does his artistic influence. Dubbed the "father of the adventure strip" by biographer Brian Kane, Foster created a distinctive art style that helped to shape future generations of artists, including Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta, Wayne Boring, Joe Kubert, and Lou Fine among many others. One of the most skilled artists of his time, Foster "created the definitive Tarzan," according to Kane, and was an innovator in the story-strip, a style that eschewed dialogue bubbles, instead enclosing the text at the bottom of the frame, in the European fashion, thus giving him...

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