American cartoonist best known as one of the most widely published good girl artists, and as creator of the comics character Torchy.
In those countless cheap and long forgotten men’s humor magazines, Ward’s voluptuous 'girly' drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie’s Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine’s Jack Cole.Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama’s dominant pin-up cartoon artist. His mastery of the Conte crayonallowed him to produce unparalleled textures, including the wonderful sheen on satiny curve-hugging dresses and on black thigh-high stockings that became Ward trademarks
Bill Ward's Art Books:
The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward
The Wonderful World of Bill Ward: King of the Glamour Girls
Pin-Up Art of Bill Ward