Philip Blaisdell, who signed with Tex Blaisdell, was born in Houston, Texas, and studied at the Art Student League and at the College of Hard Knocks. He was in the American air force for four years. For a period of thirteen years, he has cooperated on the strips by Stan Drake, Irwin Hasen, Dick Wingert, Bud Sagendorf and Al Capp. By 1940, he had already drawn 'Dean Denton' for Centaur Publishing. He continued the 'Little Orphan Annie' strip after Harold Gray's death in 1968. As a member of Leonard Starr's studios, he was responsible for the backgrounds of 'On Stage'. He was also an inker on DC comic books like 'Green Lantern', 'Adam Strange', 'Superman', Flash' and 'Batman' throuhout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.