Born: 1934 June 23 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States

Died: 2008 September 24 in Virginia, United States

Biography: Wilder worked as a technical illustrator, visual media coordinator, and publications specialist for Lockheed Aircraft, RCA, and General Electric. He spent seventeen years as information specialist for the CIA.

He worked as a cartoonist and teamed up with Bill Rechin and Brant Parker to create Crock comic strip in 1975 for King Features, with Wilder as writer and Rechin as artist taking over the strip in 1977 and continued until Wilder's death in 2008. From 1986 to 1993, both also created the humorous sports panel for King Features, Out of Bounds.

Wilder obituaries:
The Comics Reporter, "Don Wilder, 1934-2008" September 25, 2008 (;
"Cartoonist Don Wilder Dead at 74" September 25, 2008, (;
ComicMix, "‘Crock’ Creator Don Wilder Dead", by Robert Greenberger, September 26, 2008 (


    Don Wilder Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Wilder Type: Common Alternative Name


  1. East Tennessee State University ? to ?

  2. Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art ? to ?

    Notes: Graduate course.


  1. B.A., East Tennessee State University in None?


  1. Wilder [generic]


  1. National Cartoonists Society Type: member Duration: 1978 - ?