Flintstones by Walt Clinton
First Flintstones newspaper comic from 2 October 1963

Walter Clinton was a layout artist in the animation industry, best known for his work for Hanna-Barbera in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and began his career in animation as a character designer in Tex Avery's studio at MGM. He worked on animated commercials for Five Star Productions from 1953 to 1957, and then joined Hanna-Barbera. He was a layout artist on shows like 'The Flintstones', 'The Ruff & Reddy Show' 'Top Cat', 'The Yogi Bear Show', 'The Huckleberry Hound Show' and 'Quick Draw McGraw'. Clinton was characterized to draw great part of the human characters with the low ear in the H-B cartoons of the period. It is said that he also drew the first installments of the 'Flintstones' daily comic strip under supervision of Gene Hazelton in October 1961. During his career, he developed several personal comic strips, that never went into syndication. He retired in 1969 and died in Sun City, Arizona, on 15 January 1992.

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