Hank Ketcham Photo

Hank Ketcham

Born: Mar 14, 1920

Death: Jun 1, 2001

Birthplace: Seattle

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Hank Ketcham

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1920
Date of Death : Jun 1, 2001
Birth Place : Seattle

Henry King Ketcham, better known as Hank 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.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Sailor
  • Cartoonist

Also known as

  • Henry King Ketcham


  • Virginia King
  • Weaver Vinson Ketcham


  • Alice Louise Mahar
  • Rolande Praepost
  • Jo Anne Stevens


  • Dennis Ketcham
  • Scott Ketcham
  • Dania Ketcham

Awards Won

  • Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year
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