Dr. Kildare by Kenneth Bald
Dr. Kildare

Kenneth Bald was born in 1920 in New York. After attending the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he got a job at Jack Binder's studio, doing features for Fawcett comic books, starring characters like 'Captain Marvel', 'Bullet Man', 'Captain Midnight', 'Mr. Scarlet' and 'Spy Smasher'. He also drew for Better Publications on titles like 'Doc Strange' and 'Fighting Yank', sometimes under the pseudonym K. Bruce.

Red Norton, by Ken Bald (De Telegraaf, 1963)

In 1943, Kenneth Bald served in the War. After his return, he continued his comics and advertising work. He was present at Timely/Atlas with features starring superheroes like 'Captain America', 'Sub-Mariner', 'Blonde Phantom', 'Destroyer' and 'Miss America', 'Cindy Smith' and 'Willie', as well as humorous girl features like 'Millie the Model', 'Georgie', 'Patsy Walker' and 'Cindy Smith'. He also worked on ACG's line of romance comic books until the mid 1950s.

By 1957, Bald switched from comic books to newspaper comics when he drew 'Judd Saxon' for King Features. In 1963 he took the 'Dr. Kildare' newspaper strip for the same syndicate, which he continued until his retirement in 1984. In 1971-72, Bald additionally drew a newspaper comic version of the popular TV show 'Dark Shadows'.

Dark Shadows, by Kenneth Bald

Dark Shadows comic

Last updated: 2009-09-04

Series and books by Kenneth Bald in stock in the Lambiek Webshop: