Bob Gregory (comics)

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Bob Gregory
BornRobert P. Gregory
(1921-10-20)October 20, 1921[1]
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedDecember 5, 2003(2003-12-05) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
Donald Duck

Robert P. Gregory (October 20, 1921 – December 5, 2003)[2] was an American comics artist and writer best known for writing and/or drawing hundreds of Gold Key comics starring the Disney comics character Donald Duck.

Biography[edit]

Bob Gregory attended the Otis Art Institute and fought in World War II before working as a technical illustrator for an aircraft manufacturer. He began submitting art sketches to Western Publishing, for which he began freelancing on a steady basis in 1958 — first as a writer, then as a writer-artist both writer and artist — on many of Western's funny animal comics, including the Donald Duck comics produced under license by Dell and Western's Gold Key Comics.

Gregory produced hundreds of Disney comics stories for many publications, including Donald Duck, Daisy Duck's Diary, Junior Woodchucks, Uncle Scrooge, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Walt Disney's Christmas Parade, and Brazil's Zé Carioca.[3]

He introduced the Billionaires Club of Duckburg, where Scrooge McDuck is a member, in the story The Christmas Cha Cha (Dell Giant #26, Nov 1959), written by Gregory and illustrated by Carl Barks. He started doing Aristocats stories in the 1970s, when he also penciled most issues of Daisy and Donald, co-starring Daisy Duck.

His World War II memoirs, Letters from the South Pacific, was published in 1996.

The official cause of death was listed as pneumonia.

Gregory's daughter, Roberta Gregory, is also a cartoonist, best known for her character Bitchy Bitch.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J11Y-NMS : accessed 26 Feb 2013), Robert Gregory, 5 December 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index, SS# 551-12-1692.
  3. ^ "Bob Gregory: index". Inducks. Retrieved 10 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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