Hagar the Horrible
A new exhibition is coming to the ToonSeum, and it is Horrible! Hagar the Horrible celebrates his 40th anniversary at the ToonSeum!
Hagar the Horrible broke all records when it was launched in 1973, becoming the fastest growing comic strip ever. The beloved Viking currently appears in over 1900 newspapers around the world and is translated into 12 different languages. The strip was created by Hil and Lois artist Dick Browne in his basement art studio/laundry room in Conneecticut. The strip’s title was the family nickname for Dik Browne, and the characters were loosely based on Dik’s family and friends.
Both Hagar and Hi and Lois remain a family business on page and off to this day as Dik’s children including Chris and Chance continue with drawing, writing , and occasional pillaging responsibilities.
“This exhibition is more than just a celebration of Hagar’s 40th anniversary” Said ToonSeum executive Director Joe Wos. “It is also a celebration of one of comics true first families! The artwork on display spans four decades, and two generations of the brilliant creativity, humor and talent of each member of the Browne clan!”
The exhibition features 40 pieces of original art, as well as personal artifacts that give insight into the family that inspired Hagar’s family. The exhibition will run from October 1st-December 1st 2013