William A. Ward was the artist of continuing 'Donald Duck' comics for the British Mickey Mouse Weekly in the late 1930s. Besides the dailies by Al Taliaferro and the early Italian comics, these stories are among the first comic appearances of the character. Ward gave Donald co-stars like the female Donna and the Scottish sailor Mac. His stories had strange and wildly imaginative settings like the Wild West, the Arabian Nights, 5000 fathoms under the sea, the moon and the planet Venus.
In the 1920s, Ward was an animator who worked on cartoons with the 'Bonzo' character.