comic art by Les Dixon

Les Dixon was born in Sydney, Australia in 1910. He was adopted as a baby and moved with his family to the far south coast of New South Wales when he was eight years old. He was educated by correspondence school and went to Sydney when he was nineteen. Working as a blacksmith striker, he studied art by correspondence. At the age of 28, he was working s a truck driver when he was involved in a truck accident. Forced to stay at home and on the dole, he took up life drawing. He became a freelance artist, selling illustrations and comics to magazines such as Smith's Weekly, The Bulletin and Rydges Business Journal.

After a brief stint in the war in 1941, Les Dixon joined the staff of Smith's Weekly until it folded in 1949. He then became art editor for the Sydney Production unit of Queensland Newspapers Ltd. Dixon left this job in 1957, to draw the comic 'Bluey and Curley' (created by Alex Gurney), which ran until 1975. In 1976, he created 'Sandy Lakes', which was published in The Central Coast Advocate for thirteen years. Another comic he made is 'Retirement Village'. In 1994, Les Dixon was awarded the prestigious Silver Stanley.

comic art by Les Dixon

Last updated: 2006-12-27

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