Ken Bald

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Kenneth Bruce Bald[1] (August 1, 1920 – March 17, 2019) was an American illustrator and comic book artist. He was born in New York City. He was best known for the Dr. Kildare and Dark Shadows newspaper comic strips. His works were published under the name "K. Bruce" on the Dark Shadows strip.[2]

His papers, including more than 2,900 pieces of original artwork for the Judd Saxon and Dr. Kildare comic strips, reside at Syracuse University Libraries Special Collections Research Center.[3]

Bald died at a retirement home on March 17, 2019 in Mount Arlington, New Jersey, aged 98.[4]

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  1. Bald in Stroud, Bryan (2012). "Ken Bald Interview". The Silver Age Sage. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2019. I had to sign the strip "K. Bruce." My middle name is Bruce. King Features didn't want me to sign it 'Ken Bald' or whatever I was using on Judd Saxon and Dr. Kildare.
  2. Bald, Kenneth Bruce, foreword, Dark Shadows: The Comic Strip Book, edited by Kathryn Leigh Scott, Pomegranate Press, 1996. ISBN 0-938817-39-6. p. vii.
  3. "Ken Bald Papers". Syracuse University. Archived from the original on December 12, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  4. "Kenneth B. Bald". Wharton, New Jersey: Bermingham Funeral Home. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.