American cartoonist who said, "I used to have a speech impediment, but we got divorced." Over the course of his lengthy career, he received three National Cartoonist Society awards.
He entered the world of cartooning while working as an assistant on Harry Haenigsen's Penny.
His work The Lockhorns was named Best Syndicated Panel in 1976.
He married Bunny Mezz; the couple had nine children together.
Another famous American cartoonist like Hoest was James Thurber.