Chris Browne is a born cartoonist. His father, Dik Browne, created the comic strips Hi and Lois and Hägar the Horrible. Chris Browne contributed to Hägar from its beginning in 1972 and took it over upon his father’s death. Browne co-authored Hägar the Horrible's Very Nearly Complete Viking Handbook. He has also contributed cartoons to National Lampoon, Playboy, Esquire and The New Yorker. His first children’s book, The Monster Who Ate the State, came out in 2014.