'In those countless cheap and long forgotten men’s humor magazines, Ward’s voluptuous 'girly' drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie’s Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine’s Jack Cole.Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama’s dominant pin-up cartoon artist. His mastery of the Conte crayonallowed him to produce unparalleled textures, including the wonderful sheen on satiny curve-hugging dresses and on black thigh-high stockings that became Ward trademarks.' via
Bill Ward (1919 - 1998) is one the best of the classic pin-up artists. He was an American cartoonist best known as one of the most widely published good girl artists, and as creator of the comics character Torchy.