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Hal Foster

1892 - 1982

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Harold Rudolf Foster, FRSA (August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982) was a Canadian-American comic strip artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant. His drawing style is noted for its high level of draftsmanship and attention to detail. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Foster moved to the United States in 1921, and began his illustration career in Chicago, eventually becoming an American citizen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hal Foster has received more than 187,663 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Hal Foster is the 98th most popular comic artist (down from 81st in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Canada (down from 230th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Hal Foster ranks 98 out of 174Before him are Masamune Shirow, Marco Rota, Hiro Mashima, Quentin Blake, Willy Vandersteen, and Francisco Ibáñez Talavera. After him are Jacques Martin, Greg, Roy Thomas, John Romita Sr., Hajime Isayama, and Tsukasa Hojo.

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Among people born in 1892, Hal Foster ranks 186Before him are Mieczysław Horszowski, Francesca Bertini, Peter Romanovsky, Mahadev Desai, Mississippi John Hurt, and Ólafur Thors. After him are Kiyotake Kawaguchi, Jaan Kikkas, Wendell Willkie, Peter Doi, Ludwig Berger, and P. C. Chang. Among people deceased in 1982, Hal Foster ranks 155Before him are Karol Borsuk, Maria Jeritza, Lightnin' Hopkins, Antonio Guzmán Fernández, Josef Bradl, and Ludwig Bieberbach. After him are Gunnar Eriksson, Hendrik Wade Bode, Sonny Stitt, Karl Hein, Vladislao Cap, and Marie Rambert.

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Among people born in Canada, Hal Foster ranks 271 out of 1,350Before him are Garou (1972), Paul Bley (1932), John Abbott (1821), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), Henry Czerny (1959), and Henri Richard (1936). After him are August Schellenberg (1936), George London (1920), John Vernon (1932), John Murray (1841), Tricia Helfer (1974), and Norman L. Bowen (1887).


Among comic artists born in Canada, Hal Foster ranks 2Before him are Joe Shuster (1914). After him are Todd McFarlane (1961) and Guy Delisle (1966).