Hägar the Horrible

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Hägar the Horrible is the title and main character of an American comic strip created by cartoonist Dik Browne, and syndicated by King Features Syndicate.wikipedia
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Dik Browne

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Hägar the Horrible is the title and main character of an American comic strip created by cartoonist Dik Browne, and syndicated by King Features Syndicate.
Dik Browne (August 11, 1917 – June 4, 1989), born Richard Arthur Allan Browne in New York City, was an American cartoonist, best known for writing and drawing Hägar the Horrible and Hi and Lois.

Chris Browne

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Since Browne's retirement in 1988 (and subsequent death), his son Chris Browne has continued the strip.
Browne writes and draws the comic strip Hägar the Horrible, which is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

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Hägar the Horrible is the title and main character of an American comic strip created by cartoonist Dik Browne, and syndicated by King Features Syndicate.

Daily comic strip

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Hägar's Norwegian lineage was revealed at least once in a daily strip (July 18, 1984).
For instance, a daily strip in The Arizona Republic measures 4 3/4" wide by 1 1/2" deep, while the three-tiered Hägar the Horrible Sunday strip in the same paper is 5" wide by 3 3/8" deep.

Zombie strip

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Since Browne's retirement in 1988 (and subsequent death), his son Chris Browne has continued the strip.
Zombie strips include Adam@home, Andy Capp, Blondie, Dennis the Menace, B.C., The Wizard of Id, Frank and Ernest, Hi and Lois, Hägar the Horrible, Dick Tracy, Rex Morgan, M.D., Mary Worth, Prince Valiant, The Family Circus, Shoe, Spy vs. Spy, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, and Ginger Meggs.

Comic strip

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Hägar the Horrible is the title and main character of an American comic strip created by cartoonist Dik Browne, and syndicated by King Features Syndicate.
Few newspapers still run half-page strips, as with Prince Valiant and Hägar the Horrible in the front page of the Reading Eagle Sunday comics section until the mid-2010s.

Sunday comics

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The strip follows a standard gag-a-day daily format with an extended color sequence on Sundays.
For instance, a daily strip in The Arizona Republic measures 43⁄4" wide by 11⁄2" deep, while the three-tiered Hägar the Horrible Sunday strip in the same paper is 5" wide by 33⁄8" deep.

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Prior to Hägar, Browne was best known for co-creating the comic strip Hi and Lois with his partner, Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker.
This special was one of a number of specials made in the same timeframe by King Features/Hearst for TV as potential series pilots; others included Blondie & Dagwood (co-produced with Marvel Productions, who had also collaborated with King Features for the Defenders of the Earth series a few years before) and Hägar the Horrible (co-produced with Hanna-Barbera Productions).

Cleveland State University

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For many years the school mascot was the comic strip character Hägar the Horrible along with his wife Helga, and the couple appeared at sporting events as well as on University literature.

Skol

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For a time, the Hägar the Horrible cartoon character was used for promotion.

Lainie Kazan

The special starred Peter Cullen as Hägar, Lainie Kazan as Helga, Lydia Cornell as Honi, Josh Rodine as Hamlet, Jeff Doucette as Lucky Eddie, Don Most as Lute and Frank Welker as Snert, as well as providing additional voices.

Cartoonist

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Hägar the Horrible is the title and main character of an American comic strip created by cartoonist Dik Browne, and syndicated by King Features Syndicate.

Caricature

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The strip is a caricature commenting on modern-day life in the United States through a loose interpretation of Viking Age Scandinavian life.

Viking Age

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The strip is a caricature commenting on modern-day life in the United States through a loose interpretation of Viking Age Scandinavian life.

Scandinavia

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The strip is a caricature commenting on modern-day life in the United States through a loose interpretation of Viking Age Scandinavian life.

Alliteration

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"Hagar the Terrible" was the nickname given to the late Dik Browne by his sons; Browne adapted the name to Hägar the Horrible for the purposes of alliteration.

Middle Ages

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The strip is set in the Middle Ages in an unnamed coastal village somewhere in Norway.

Norway

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The strip is set in the Middle Ages in an unnamed coastal village somewhere in Norway.

Norwegians

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Hägar's Norwegian lineage was revealed at least once in a daily strip (July 18, 1984).

Anachronism

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Although anachronisms are not unknown, they are not deliberate mainstays of the strip, as in other period burlesque strips like The Wizard of Id.

The Wizard of Id

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Although anachronisms are not unknown, they are not deliberate mainstays of the strip, as in other period burlesque strips like The Wizard of Id.

Gag-a-day

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The strip follows a standard gag-a-day daily format with an extended color sequence on Sundays.

Longship

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Much of the humor centers around Hägar's interactions with his longship crew, especially "Lucky Eddie" (when on voyages or during periodic sacking and looting raids).

World War II

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Observers argue this is likely derived from Dik Browne's experience as a courtroom illustrator and illustrator of maps of important World War II battles prior to 1942, plus his experience as an illustrator (Staff Sergeant) attached to a US Army Engineer unit where he drew technical diagrams, maps and other documents requiring very clear depictions.

Hi and Lois

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Prior to Hägar, Browne was best known for co-creating the comic strip Hi and Lois with his partner, Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker.