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Bill Hoest

The Lockhorns is a United States single-panel cartoon created in 1968 by Bill Hoest and distributed by King Features Syndicate to 500 newspapers in 23 countries.
Bill Hoest (February 7, 1926 – November 7, 1988) was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the gag panel series, The Lockhorns, distributed by King Features Syndicate to 500 newspapers in 23 countries, and Laugh Parade for Parade.

Bunny Hoest

It is continued today by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner.
Bunny Hoest (born 1932), sometimes labeled The Cartoon Lady, is the writer of several comic strips, including The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade, and Howard Huge, all of which she inherited from her late husband Bill Hoest.

John Reiner

It is continued today by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner.
John Reiner (born 1956) is a cartoonist who collaborates with writer Bunny Hoest on three cartoon series: The Lockhorns, syndicated by King Features, and Laugh Parade and Howard Huge (both for Parade magazine).

King Features Syndicate

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The Lockhorns is a United States single-panel cartoon created in 1968 by Bill Hoest and distributed by King Features Syndicate to 500 newspapers in 23 countries.
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Huntington, New York

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Many of the business and institutions depicted in the strip are real places located in or near Huntington, New York on the North Shore of Long Island.
Huntington is the setting of the long-running comic strip The Lockhorns.

Levittown, New York

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The cartoon feature was initially titled The Lockhorns of Levittown. Anticipating national syndication, Bunny Hoest suggested shortening the title to The Lockhorns.
In 1968, cartoonist Bill Hoest created The Lockhorns of Levittown – which was later shortened to The Lockhorns – a single-panel cartoon now syndicated to 500 newspapers in 23 countries.

Tom the Dancing Bug

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"Marital Mirth", part of the "Super-Fun-Pak Comics" in Tom the Dancing Bug, is a parody of The Lockhorns.
Marital Mirth is a parody of The Lockhorns. The strip concerns a middle-aged married couple in an extremely unhappy relationship, and is supposedly drawn by bitter (fictional) cartoonist Rex Feinstein.

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The Lockhorns is a United States single-panel cartoon created in 1968 by Bill Hoest and distributed by King Features Syndicate to 500 newspapers in 23 countries.

Sunday comics

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It began as a single-panel daily on September 9, 1968, with the Sunday feature launched April 9, 1972.

Don Markstein's Toonopedia

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Comics historian Don Markstein described the couple's battle of wits:

The Better Half

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The Better Half comic strip is often seen as a tamer version of The Lockhorns.

Liō

An early Liō strip featured Liō's ants attacking numerous comic strips on a newspaper page, all of which parodied real comic strips. The Lockhorns appeared as The Hateeachothers, depicting a non-plussed Leeroy Hateeachother comparing the monstrous ant to Loretta's mother.

Watch Your Head

A Watch Your Head comic featured a movie trailer "Dear Loretta, Love, Leroy" where the bickering turns out to be a romantic comedy.

National Cartoonists Society

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Bill Hoest received the National Cartoonists Society's Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for the strip for 1975 and 1980.

Andy Capp's fries

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*Andy Capp

What a Guy!

What a Guy! is an American comic strip created by Bill Hoest and Bunny Hoest, the team responsible for The Lockhorns and Agatha Crumm.

Arlo and Janis

And in a medium where long marriages are often presented as either sexless or antagonistic (The Lockhorns, Andy Capp, etc.), these strips that show the couple's love and ongoing attraction to each other offer an alternative.

Agatha Crumm

Agatha Crumm is a newspaper comic strip created by the cartoonist Bill Hoest (creator of The Lockhorns) and distributed by King Features Syndicate.

Penny (comic strip)

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In 1968, Hoest left to start his own strip, The Lockhorns, for the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate.

1988 in comics

1988
* November 7: Bill Hoest, American comics artist (The Lockhorns), dies at age 62 from cancer.

1968 in comics

1968
September 9: Bunny Hoest and John Reiner's The Lockhorns makes its debut.

List of female comics creators

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Bunny Hoest: writer The Lockhorns (1971-)

LIU Post

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Bunny Hoest, cartoonist of The Lockhorns comic strip