Doc Winner secured a position with the Pittsburgh Post in his early twenties, succeeding Billy DeBeck. In 1918, Winner accepted an offer from the William Randolph Hearst organization and joined its comic art staff. This was the beginning of a 38 year association with Hearst. Winner was one of the most talented of the King Features bullpen crew. He filled in on established comics such as 'Thimble Theatre', 'Barney Google' and 'The Katzenjammer Kids'. Among his own features are 'Tubby' (1920s) and 'Elmer' (1930s). Doc Winner died of cancer on 12 August 1956.