According to Lambiek Comiclopedia: "Scottish comic artist Bill Ritchie worked for most of D.C. Thomson's humour comics since the 1950s. He was born in Glasgow, where he also attended the Glasgow School of Art. However, he learned the finer points of the cartooning profession from local artists like Jack Lindsay, Bud Neill, Jimmy Malcolm, Harry Smith and Bill Tait.
He contributed his first cartoons to D.C. Thomson's publication The Weekly News, while serving in the army in Korea. His first comic strip was 'Clumsy Claude' in The Beano in 1955. In the following year he created his long running series 'Baby Crockett', that ran until 1990 in The Beezer, but was also present in Bimbo and Little Star."