Bill Rechin studied art at the Albright Art School in Buffalo, New York. While serving in the Army during the Korean War, he produced training material, graphic aids, film strips and animated cartoons. He later joined a major graphics studio in Washington, D.C. He drew his first strip, 'Pluribus', in 1970. In 1975 he started working with Don Wilder (1934-2008) and Brant Parker, with whom he created the successful comic strip 'Crock' (about the Foreign Legion), as well as 'Out of Bounds' in 1986. William J. Rechin lived in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, when he passed away from esophageal cancer on 21 May 2011. His son Kevin Rechin continued the 'Crock' strip for another year.