Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Kane, Bob

(1916-1998) US Comic-book artist renowned as co-creator, with writer Bill Finger, of Batman. BK joined the Eisner-Eiger comic-book workshop in 1937, drawing gag cartoons and a comedy adventure strip called Peter Pupp. His first work published by National (later DC Comics) included the two-page filler "Oscar the Gumshoe" for Detective Comics and the Milton Caniff-influenced "Rusty and his Pals", written by Finger, for Adventure Comics. The remainder of his professional life, however, has been associated with Batman. [RT]

Further reading: Batman & Me (1989) by BK and Tom Andrae.

Bob Kane


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