Dan Spiegle, American comic book artist, Died at 96


Dan Spiegle was born on December 12, 1920, in Cosmopolis, Washington and died on January 28, 2017.

He was an American comic book and cartoon artist.

He was best known for comics based on movie and television characters across a variety of companies including Dell Comics, DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

He raised there and in Honolulu, Hawaii, and northern California.

After high school, Spiegle “found myself in the Navy”, where he worked on the base newspaper and on insignias for airplanes.

Following his discharge during 1946, Spiegle enrolled at the Chouinard Art Institute of Los Angeles on the GI Bill.

He began his professional cartoonist career in 1949 drawing the comic strip Hopalong Cassidy for the Mirror Enterprises Syndicate.

Spiegle continued to draw this strip after it was bought out by King Features in 1951 until it was canceled in 1955.

Dan Spiegle passed away at 96 years old.