Henry King Ketcham, American cartoonist. Recipient Billy de Beck Award for outstanding cartoonist of year, 1952, Silver T-Square award National Cartoonist Society, 1978; nominated Outstanding Comic Book Humor Cartoonist Year, 1974.
Ketcham, Henry King was born on March 14, 1920 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Weaver Vinson and Virginia Emma (King) Ketcham.
Student, University Washington, 1938.
Represented by International Management Group Inc., Cleveland.
Animator, Walter Lantz Productions, Universal Studios, Hollywood, California, 1938-1939, Walt Disney Productions, 1939-1941, freelance cartoonist, 1946-1951. Creator: Dennis the Menace, 1950 (distributed by North America Syndicate). Also creator Half Hitch, 1971-1975.
Donor Hank Ketcham Collection, Boston University Libraries. Author: Dennis the Menace cartoon book collections, 1954-1984: I Wanna Go Home, 1965, Well, God, I Goofed Again, 1975, Someone's in the Kitchen With Dennis, 1978, (autobiography) The Merchant of Dennis, 1990, (anthology) His First 40 Years, 1991 (consultant to Warner Brothers on motion picture Dennis the Menace). Illustrator Dennis the Menace, Prayers and Graces, 1993.
Author 1/2 hour animation special for television: Mayday for Mother. Designer: Dennis the Menace Playground, Monterey, California, 1956. Fine arts exhibitions George Sherman Union Gallery-Boston University, 1994, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1995, F.A.C.T. Gallery, Laguna Beach, 1996, Beach St. Gallery, San Francisco, 1997, Gibson Gallery, Carmel, California, 1997, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1998, Chapman Gallery, Carmel, 1998, Every Picture Tells a Story Gallery, Los Angeles, 1 99, 50th Annual Dennis the Menace and 60 year life-time retrospective exhibit International Museum Cartoon Art, Boca Raton, Florida, 2001.
Trustee Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, 1986-1995. Served as chief photographer specialist United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Creative work Navy War Bond, Training Film Program 1942-1945.
Member National Cartoonists Society, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Golf Club de Geneva. Old Baldy (Saratoga, Wyoming).
Cypress Point Golf (Pebble Beach). Royal and Ancient Golf (St. Andrews, Scotland). Old Capital (board governors) (Monterey, California).
Married Alice Louise Mahar, June 13, 1942 (deceased). 1 son, Dennis L.; married Jo Anne Stevens, July 1, 1959 (divorced). Married Rolande Praeprost, June 9, 1970.