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Milton Caniff (1907–1988)

Milton Caniff was the world-renowned comics artist known as the "Rembrandt of the Comics". His influence can be seen not only in the works of such comics artists as Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, but also in the works of Federico Fellini and Orson Welles. Caniff ented the comics world as an office boy for a local Ohio newspaper. After working at ... See full bio »

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Known For

Steve Canyon
Steve Canyon Writer
Terry and the Pirates
Terry and the Pirates


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 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (creator: "Steve Canyon" - 1 episode)
  Steve Canyon (TV Series) (comic strip - 33 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (story - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- Operation Firebee (1959) ... (comic strip)
- Sabotage (1959) ... (comic strip)
- Project U.F.O. (1959) ... (comic strip)
- Room 313 (1959) ... (comic strip)
- The Korean Story (1959) ... (comic strip)
 1953 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series) (characters - 10 episodes)
- The Randall Affair (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Green God (1953) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Overseer ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Maitland Affair ... (characters - uncredited)
- Tea Hee ... (characters - uncredited)
 1940 Terry and the Pirates (based on cartoon strip by)
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 1948 Quizzing the News (TV Series)
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 2016 Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (post-production)
 2005 Sin City (special thanks)
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 1978 The American Comic Strip (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
- This Is Al Capp (1970) ... Himself
 1958 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 September 1958 (1958) ... Himself
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comic Book Artist
- Episode #2.47 (1957) ... Himself - Comic Book Artist
 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #9.23 (1956) ... Himself
 1956 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #3.25 (1956) ... Himself
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Dateline (1954) ... Himself
 1946 Maestro of the Comics (Documentary short)
Himself - 'Terry and the Pirates' artist
 1945 People on Paper (Documentary short)
Himself - Cartoonist

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Other Works:

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?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

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