B Kliban


B Kliban was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 1st, 1935 and is the Cartoonist. At the age of 55, B Kliban biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1935
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
Death Date
Aug 12, 1990 (age 55)
Zodiac Sign
Comics Artist
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M. K. Brown, Judith Kamman
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B Kliban Life

Bernard "Hap" Kliban (January 1, 1935-August 12, 1990) was an American cartoonist.

Early life and education

Kliban, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, attended the Pratt Institute and Cooper Union, but "flunked out" after being "flunked out." He spent time in Europe before heading to California, where he lived in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. He made freelance advertisements, logos, and annual reports. Mary Kathleen Brown, his first wife, was a well-known cartoonist in her own right as M. K. Brown, and she collected a number of the cartoons that appeared in his journals. The "Hap" (for his birthday, "Happy New Year") started drawing cartoons for Playboy magazine while living in North Beach. Playboy's income helped him relocate Brown and his daughter Kalia to Fairfax, Marin County, where they were born in 1967.


B Kliban Career


Kliban became a Playboy cartoonist in 1962, appearing on cartoons until his death. Michelle Urry, Playboy's cartoon editor, reviewed his drawings, mainly cats. She felt they should be turned into a book and introduced him to a publisher, which resulted in the 1975 book Cat. Several other cartoons were also published before Advanced Cartooning's in 1993. Since Cat, his cartoons have appeared on numerous products, calendars, mugs, and T-shirts.

The books that followed Cat were mainly made up of very strange cartoons that find their amusement in their utter strangeness and similarity. Several of these cartoons are Kliban drew for Playboy. They were often found in incredibly strange settings, with dysmorphic drawings of nude figures. The type of wordless, step-by-step visual instruction manuals that are usually found with office furniture was another common point of mockery. "Sheer Poetry," Kliban's recurring series of drawings, in which the page would be divided into six panels containing pictures of objects whose names if spoken in the order presented, would result in a rhyming, nonsensical verse.

Kliban designed the album cover for the David Bromberg Band's 1977 album Reckless Abandon.