Bill Ziegler

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Bill Ziegler
Biographical information
Born: July 7, 1925 in Portland (Oregon)
Died: May 10, 1993
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: Artists
Website: N/A

After studies at the Chouinard Art Instituten in Los Angeles and some work as a freelance cartoonist from 1946 to 1951, Bill Ziegler did the artwork of the "Annie Oakly" Sunday pagess from 1951 to 1952 and the daily 'Dragnet' comic-strip in 1953 and 1954.

He long worked on the "Mary Worth" newspaper strip, first as an assistant inker (1954 to 1970) before doing the pencil work on the strip (1985 to 1991).

He worked for "Dell Publishing" from 1956 to 1959, illustrating many western and adventure series as "The Frontiersman", "Rex Allen", "The Vigiantes", "Dale Evans", "Jim Bowie", "Casey Jones", "Range Rider", "Andy Burnet", "Colt 45", "Johnny Mack Brown", and "Wild Bill Elliot". He returned to the company in 1975, when he did some stories for the "Gold Key" comics-book series ("Walt Disney Showcase", "Mystery Comics Digest", "Grimm's Ghost Stories", "Ghost Stories", "The Addams Family").

In the late 1970's, he worked on some "Tarzan Monthly" comics-books.

Asfar as "Mandrake the Magician is concerned, Bill Ziegler is supposed to be the uncredited artist of three stories published in 1967 for ""The Phantom" Gold Key "King Comics" issues # 21 to 23.

Bill Ziegler’s works for Mandrake the Magician

Title First publication
"Midnight with Mandrake" The Phantom 21 (King)
"Arsonist and Old Rags" The Phantom 22 (King)
"Man on the Bridge" The Phantom 23 (King)