The Creators

Brian Walker
Brian Walker, who graduated from Tufts University, has a diverse background in professional cartooning and cartoon scholarship.  He was one of the founders of the Museum of Cartoon Art and has served as the curator for more than 70 cartoon exhibitions. He taught cartoon history at the School of Visual Arts and was editor-in-chief of Collectors’ Showcase magazine.  He has written, edited or contributed to more than three dozen cartoon-related books, including the recently-published history “The Comics – The Complete Collection” for Harry N. Abrams, Inc. He has been contributing to both Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois since the early 1980s.

Greg Walker
Greg Walker studied liberal arts and journalism at Syracuse University and has worked in film, commercial photography, newspapers and graphic arts.  He started his cartooning career writing and drawing comic books, including such well-known titles as Rocky and Bullwinkle, Barney and Betty Rubble, Underdog, Sarge Snorkel and Beetle Bailey.  He began providing gags to his father’s strips in the early 1970s and, in addition to writing, currently does the inking and lettering on Beetle Bailey.  In the 1980s, Greg also collaborated with Guy and Brad Gilchrist on the Rock Channel comic strip and with brothers Brian, Neal and Morgan on Betty Boop and Felix.

chancepromoChance Browne
Chance Browne, also known as Bob, attended The School of Visual Arts and Park College and distinguished himself as an illustrator, art director and musician before eventually going to work for his father.  After Dik launched Hagar the Horrible in 1973, Chance stepped in to help with Hi and Lois and has been the primary artist on the strip since the mid-1980s.  He also serves as the editor for Hagar the Horrible, which is drawn by his brother Chris.  A true renaissance man, Chance still finds time to paint, do freelance graphic design and play guitar with a variety of blues bands and jazz ensembles.

 

Eric ReavesEric Reaves
Eric started out his career as a high school art teacher, followed by a position as a Creative Director for a top apparel manufacturer. There he created artwork for Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Barbie and several other top brands. In 1994 he began cartooning professionally when he joined Paws, Inc., the studio of Garfield. As assistant cartoonist, Eric helped draw the Garfield comic for 17 years.

In 2009 he began helping Chance draw the Hi & Lois comic strip. He joined forces with Browne Creative Enterprises full time in 2012. Having been a life long fan of Dik Browne’s art, Eric describes drawing Dik’s characters as, “a humbling, yet daily thrill!”

On occasion he teaches as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, his alma mater. He and his wife of 25 years have 5 children, so his ability to relate to the Flagstons comes quite naturally! He enjoys watching his children’s multitude of activities, creating art in several different mediums, and finds relaxation in a stream with his fly rod and large trout.