(TV Series) (comic strip - 33 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (story - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
As a comic strip artist, he created in succession the following strips, "The Gay Thirties", "Dicky Dare", "Terry and The Pirates," a varient of "Terry and the Pirates" for US military publications in World War II later renamed "Male Call" and finally "Steve Canyon" which was the only series he owned the copyright personally.
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Did You Know?
I don't kid myself. My main job is to sell papers. (from an interview with Richard Marschall, author of a 1981 Caniff biography)
He is the uncle of John P. Canniff, the founder of Inter-Plant Sales, the largest used machinery plant in Minnesota, the great-uncle of Bryan Canniff, the Creative Director of Popular Mechanics magazine and the great great-uncle of Paul Canniff
, an artist living in Minnesota and an aspiring cartoonist.