Ron Ferdinand was born in New York and studied in the city's School of Visual Arts. Afterwards, he spent six years printing circuit boards. In 1981 he was assigned to draw the 'Dennis the Menace' comic book for Marvel. Shortly afterwards, he took over the 'Dennis the Menace' Sunday page from the strip's creator Hank Ketcham. Ferdinand lives and works in Pine Bush, New York. He still draws the 'Dennis' Sunday page today, while the dailies are done by Marcus Hamilton.