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Hal Foster’s birthday
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Harold Rudolf Foster, originator of the adventure comic book, was born on this day in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1892. He was brought up in Winnipeg and died in Spring Hill, Florida July 28, 1982.
Creator of Prince Valiant and other comic strips, Foster’s life mirrored his art. He skippered a 9 metre sloop at age 12, supported his family by hunting, found and lost a gold claim, and rode a bicycle 1,600 km from Winnipeg to Chicago to study art. He produced the Tarzan strip from 1929-37 and then created Prince Valiant, an original historical adventure which he produced for 40 years in the funny papers.