Bunny Hoest and John Reiner

About

From its very beginnings in 1968, the  Lockhorns have taught millions of readers around the world how to master the art of arguing, in both sickness and in health. Collecting Bill Hoest's originally drawn dailies following our favorite married couple, this vintage humor strip is sure to give other people a glimmer of hope for their marriages!

Characters

Leroy

Loretta's loudmouthed, leering husband, Leroy, is brash, opinionated and abrasive, but you can't help but love him nonetheless. He watches women and sports while watching out for his suspicious spouse. Fortunately for her, most times he is parked in front of the television, sound asleep.

Loretta

She is Leroy's stabilizing influence, except when she cooks or gets behind the wheel of their long-suffering car. Then she's every bit as dangerous as Leroy's uncontrollable mouth. When she's not keeping her husband out of trouble, she's off to "shop till she drops." But no matter what problems come their way, Loretta and Leroy realize they're together "till death do us part." And they wouldn't have it any other way!

Author

Bunny Hoest

Bunny Hoest is one of the most widely read cartoonists today, reaching nearly 200 million diverse readers every week. She produces The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade and Howard Huge for Parade magazine and the long-running Bumper Snickers for The National Enquirer.

Known as The Cartoon Lady, the dynamic and versatile talent has 25 best-selling anthologies and a host of exciting new projects in the works.

John Reiner

John Reiner, who started out as an assistant to the late Bill Hoest, has not only taken over production of Hoest's classic comic panel, The Lockhorns, but also produces Bumper Stickers for The National Enquirer and Howard Huge and Laugh Parade for Parade magazine.

The Lockhorns, distributed by King Features Syndicate, chronicles the marital misadventures of Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn.

Born in 1956 in New York City, Reiner was raised on Long Island, graduating from Smithtown High School in 1974 and from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1978 as a psychology major.

In 1974, he met MAD magazine artist Mort Drucker, who encouraged him to pursue cartooning as a career. The next year, Reiner was hired by Captain America creator Joe Simon to work on his humor magazines.

He also worked for Marvel Comics and did freelance advertising art, humor illustrations and political caricatures until Drucker hired him in 1984 to work on King Features' comic stripĀ Benchley. In 1986, Hoest hired Reiner to assist on his three leading features, The Lockhorns, Agatha Crumm and What A Guy! By 1988, Reiner was assisting with all the Hoest features, and he has continued working on themĀ since Hoest's death in 1988.

Reiner won the 1994 National Cartoonists Society award for Best Gag Cartoons.

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