Glamor Girls, by Don Flowers

Don Flowers was an American newspaper comic artists, known for the pin-up panel 'Glamor Girls'. Flowers began his career at the Kansas City Star and the Chicago American. For Associated Press (AP), he came up with the character 'Puffy the Pig' in 1930. This character was later briefly drawn by Milton Caniff. In 1931, Flowers came up with 'Oh Diana' and 'Modest Maidens', his first comics featuring his trademark females. 'Modest Maidens' became so successful, that Flowers had to drop 'Oh, Diana' in the 1940s.

Where his professional career was in the lift, Flowers' personal life went downhill. He divorced, and had years of hard living in New York, doing a lot of smoking and drinking. He eventually got tuberculosis. William Randolph Hearst offered Flowers twice what he earned at AP for his 'Modest Maidens' strip. Since the rights belonged to AP, Flowers renamed his strip 'Glamor Girls' and joined the King Features Syndicate. Flowers drew the 'Glamor Girls' daily and Sunday page until his death. Don Flowers died of emphysema in 1968.

Glamor Girls, by Don Flowers

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Last updated: 2006-12-15

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