Hank Ketcham

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Date of Birth March 14, 1920
Place of Birth Seattle, Washington
Date of Death Jun 1, 2001 (81)
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Hank Ketcham

Henry King Ketcham was an American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994, when he retired from drawing the daily cartoon and took up painting full-time in his home studio. In 1953, he received the Reuben Award for the strip, which continues today in the hands of other artists.

Born: Henry King Ketcham, March 14, 1920, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Died: June 1, 2001, Carmel, California, U.S.
Area(s): Artist, writer
Notable works: Dennis the Menace
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About Hank Ketcham

Painter and cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace. In 1953, he won the Reuben Award. Early in his career, he worked on Fantasia and Bambi for Walt Disney.

Before Fame

He dropped out of the University of Washington after one year and hitchhiked to California, hoping to work for Disney.

Achievement

His most famous work, Dennis the Menace, was distributed in over 1000 magazines worldwide and in 19 languages.

Family Life

He married Rolande Praepost in 1969.

Associations

Jay North starred in the TV adaptation of his cartoon Dennis the Menace.

Information related to Hank Ketcham

  • Reuben Award winners
  • Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics)
  • Artists from Seattle
  • American cartoonists
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Latest information about Hank Ketcham updated on October 28, 2020.

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