Bob Gregory began work as a technical illustrator for North American Aviation, an airplane manufacturing company. He did not enjoy the work, and often sent work to Western Publishing
, who produced the Disney
comics, in the hopes of finding employment there. In 1958 he was finally able to give up his job and become a freelancer for Western. For the first two years he worked only as a writer, mainly for the Scrooge McDuck
comics, during which time he introduced the Billionaires Club of Duckburg. Starting in 1960 he began to write more and more stories with the intention that he himself would illustrate them. In the 1970s he began to work on comics outside of Scrooge McDuck, including some Aristocats
stories. Most notable, however, was his contribution to the Daisy and Donald
series. Throughout the 1970s he wrote and pencilled most issues of that series. Starting in the 1970s and continuing throughout the 1980s he produced Disney scripts for foreign market publications. As well as his work for Western, Gregory worked for Walter Lantz
, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers
, MGM and DePatie-Freleng at various points from the late 1950s through to the 1970s.
Robert P Gregory was born on October 21st, 1921. He attended the Otis Art Institute in his native Los Angeles
. He fought in World War II, and his memoirs of that time, called Letters From the South Pacific
, was published in 1996. His daughter Roberta Gregory
, born in 1953, is also an artist. Bob Gregory died on December 5th 2003 of pneumonia. He was 82.