Born: 1915 July 28 in Fremont, Ohio, United States

Died: 2000 May 10 in Prescott, Arizona, United States

Biography: Richard W. Sprang was an American comic book artist, best known for his work on Batman during the Golden Age of Comic Books. Sprang was responsible for the 1950 redesign of the Batmobile and the original design of the Riddler.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

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    Dick Sprang Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Bob Kane Type: Ghost Name
  2. Richard Sprang Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Richard Family name: Sprang
  3. Richard William Sprang Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Richard William Family name: Sprang
  4. Дик Спранг Type: Common Alternative Name


  1. Bob Kane [generic]
  2. Dick Sprang [generic]
  4. Richard Sprang [generic]


  1. 1992: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  2. 1999: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame - Voter's Choices

Art Influences:

Dick Sprang (b. 1915) stated influences by:
  1. Milton Caniff (b. 1907)
  2. Hal Foster (b. 1892)
  3. Howard Pyle (b. 1853)
  4. Alex Raymond (b. 1909)
  5. N. C. Wyeth (b. 1882)
Influences by Dick Sprang (b. 1915) were stated by:
  1. Terry Beatty (b. 1958)
  2. Steven Collins (b. 1954)
  3. Chris Ecker (b. 1958)
  4. Gilbert Hernandez (b. 1957)
  5. Roger Langridge (b. 1967)


  1. Spouse - Pat Gordon (b. 1911)
    Notes: They divorced in 1951.
  2. Ghosted for - Bob Kane (b. 1915)