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Clare Briggs

 (1875 - 1930)
Clare A. Briggs was active/lived in Illinois, New York.  Clare Briggs is known for cartoonist-social genre.

Biography   Clare Briggs


Clare A. Briggs was an early American comic strip artist who rose to fame in 1904 with his strip A. Piker Clerk. Briggs was best known for his later comic strips When a Feller Needs a Friend, Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feeling? and The Days of Real Sport".

Born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Briggs lived there until the age of nine. In 1884, his family moved to Dixon, Illinois, where he started his newspaper career at age ten, delivering the local paper to subscribers for 40 cents a week while wearing a red, white and blue cap with the name of the newspaper.

Briggs had three brothers, who grew up to all have creative careers, one as a musician, one as a writer, and the third in advertising. After five years i   ...  Displaying 750 of 7395 characters.

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Somebody is always taking the joy out of life....
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