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Hank Ketcham (1920)close

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hank Ketcham attended the University of Washington, and then went on to Hollywood and began working for Walter Lantz Productions and then Walt Disney Productions as a film animator. He worked on Disney's Pinocchio and Fantasia. In 1951, he developed the idea for a panel comic strip based on his four-year-old son, Dennis. Dennis the Menace earned Ketcham an award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1952.

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