John Dixon (cartoonist)

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John Dangar Dixon (20 February 1929 – 7 May 2015) was an Australian comic book artist and writer. He was best known for his comic strip creation, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors, which ran from 1959 until 1986.

Dixon was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. He moved to the United States in the 1980s. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia (LBD), a type of dementia related to Parkinson's disease. He was married to Sue and had two children.

Dixon had a stroke on 18 April 2015 at his home in the U.S. state of California. He died on 7 May, aged 86.[1]

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  1. Karmichael, Nat (7 May 2015). "John Danger Dixon: 1929-1915". ComicOz. Retrieved 9 May 2015.