Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Lotta Hank Ketcham

Happy Belated birthday to Hank Ketcham, born March 14, 1920. 31 years later, the first panel of Dennis the Menace appeared. Although he passed away in 2001, more and more of his work is being put into print. Fantagraphics' THE COMPLETE DENNIS THE MENACE series of hardcovers is continuing its series of reprints.

And take a look at some wonderful Hank Ketcham drawings at Craig Yoe's Arflover's Blog. This is all to get us excited by Craig's new release: CLEAN CARTOONISTS' DIRTY DRAWINGS.

Even more Ketcham:

Some notes on his early days from Today's Inspiration here.

Some scans from his sketches of Europe for I WANNA GO HOME here.

A new book collecting Ketcham's pre-Dennis the Menace gag cartoons, titled WHERE'S DENNIS, can be preordered here.

And lest we forget the Al Wiseman Blog, Bill Alger's work of love that's dedicated to exposing the talents of this long-time Ketcham studio associate.

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