Albert De Vine was an artist for the Australian comic book market during the 1940s and 1950s. During World War II, he illustrated war comics like 'Council of Four', as well as 'An Italian Grand Prix Mystery' for KG Murray. In the 1950s, De Vine drew Australian 'Biggles' stories. His daily strip 'Smoky Dawson' appeared for 10 years in a newspaper. He later became a pin-up photographer for Man magazine.