Credited sometimes under the name "Gene Baxter", Fred Guardineer was born in Albany, New York. After acquiring his fine arts degree in 1935, he went to New York City and drew for several pulp magazines before joining the Harry "A" Chesler shop in 1936. There he drew adventure features for the Chesler books, such as 'Lobo' and 'Dan Hastings', before beginning his freelance comic book career in 1938.
Guardineer worked for Centaur (between 1937 and 1939), National (1937 - 1940, working on the 'Zatara', 'Pep Morgan', and 'Speed Sanders' strips and covers), Marvel (1941), Quality (1941 - 1944, working on the 'Tor', 'Merlin', 'Quicksilver', and 'Marksman' strips), Hillman (1946 - 1947), Eastern, Pines, Gleason (1946 - 1953, working mostly on crime stories), and for Me (1952 - 1955, on 'Durango Kid').
Fred Guardineer retired from comics in 1955, at the age of 42, and became a government employee. He moved to San Ramon, California, where he died in 2002.
Date of Birth: October 3rd, 1913
Birthplace: Albany, New York, USA
Date of death: September 13th, 2002
View a chronological listing of this creator's work
Find all books credited to Fred Blessing Guardineer - 'Gene Baxter' and another creator
Upload a headshot for this creator
Upload an image of this creator's signature
View the contribution history for this creator