The Lockhorns, by Bill Hoest

Bill Hoest's first art job was as a greeting card designer from 1948 to 1951. He left to become a freelancer and soon contributed cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and Playboy. During this period, he also did his first comic stirp, 'My Son John', distributed by Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate. In 1968, Hoest created 'The Lockhorns', and it was an instant hit. Bill Hoest followed this success with 'Bumper Snickers' in 1974. In 1977, he created the daily strip 'Agatha Crumm', followed by 'Laugh Parade' (1980) and 'Howard Huge' (1981). His last comic strip creation was 'What a Guy!' in 1987. Bill Hoest died of cancer in 1988, after which his widow, Bunny Hoest, took over his features together with her husband's former assistant, John Reiner.

Agatha Crumm, by Bill Hoest

The Lockhorns on King Features

Last updated: 2006-12-28

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