Born: 1911 January 20 in Seattle, Washington, United States

Died: 1972 September 12 in Santa Clara, California, United States

Biography: Anderson was a prolific creator for many comic book companies from the 1930s until he retired from comics in 1954.

Syndication work known ghosting pencils and inks for Robin Hood and Company (Toronto Telegram, 1935 series) circa 1939.

Additional work outside of comic books includes work for pulp magazines and political brochures.

Notes: Who's Who of American Comic Books 1927-1999 gives Anderson's death year as 1970.

H. A. pen name used for pen and ink work on war comics for Marvel in 1953. Who's Who entry here:

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    Harry Anderson Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Harry Family name: Anderson

Other Names:

  1. H. A. Type: Pen Name
  2. Harry Victor Robert Anderson Jr. Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Harry Victor Robert Jr. Family name: Anderson


  1. Grand Central School of Art [NYC] ? to ?

  2. University of Washington 1929 to 1930

    Notes: Studied Fine Art.

  3. Art Students League of New York 1933 to ?


  1. Anderson [generic]
  2. Harry2 [generic]

Art Influences:

Harry Anderson (b. 1911) stated influences by:
  1. George Bridgman
Influences by Harry Anderson (b. 1911) were stated by:
  1. Steve Rude (b. 1956)


  1. Employee of - Binder Studio
    Notes: Pencil and ink work from 1942 to 1943.
  2. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Pencil and ink work from about 1939 to about 1940.
  3. Employee of - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: A text story byline of Harry Anderson for Harvey Comics in 1940, if indeed written by Harry Anderson, would place him possibly working for the Eisner and Iger Studio.
  4. Employee of - Funnies, Inc. (b. 1939)
    Notes: Pencil and ink work during 1940.