Born: 1927 September 27 in Brooklyn, New York, United States

Biography: Jack Katz created the graphic novel series, The First Kingdom.

He did assisting work as a detail man for King Features Syndicate, Inc, from 1946 to 1951. His work primarily consisted of touching-up artwork for various comic strips within the King Features line-up of comics.

After his comic book career, Katz taught art and then sculpture at University of California at Berkeley.

Additional biographical information was published in the East Bay Times, "Jack Katz, an East Bay artist from the Golden Age of comics, continues to create" by Peter Hegarty, Bay Area News Group. Published: May 24, 2019 at 6:11 am | Updated: May 24, 2019 at 10:56 am,


    Jack Katz Type: None

Other Names:

  1. Vaughn Beering Type: Pen Name
  2. David Hadley Type: Pen Name
  3. Jay Hawk Type: Pen Name
  4. Alac Justice Type: Pen Name
  5. Alec Justice Type: Pen Name


  1. High School of Industrial Arts [NYC] ? to ?


  1. Jack Katz [generic]
  2. JK [generic]


  1. 1982: Inkpot Award - [no name]

Art Influences:

Jack Katz (b. 1927) stated influences by:
  1. Dean Cornwell
  2. Hal Foster (b. 1892)
  3. Alex Raymond (b. 1909)


  1. National Cartoonists Society Type: member


  1. Employee of - Beck-Costanza Studio
    Notes: Katz did pencil and ink work for the studio during 1943.
  2. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: It is not confirmed, but it is possible Katz worked for this studio, time period unknown.
  3. Employee of - Iger Shop
    Notes: Katz worked as a letterer for the shop during 1945
  4. Employee of - Simon and Kirby Studio (b. 1941)
    Notes: Katz did pencil and ink work for the studio, from 1952 to 1956.