Bill Hinds is the Co-creator (with the late Jeff Millar) of the sports comic strip Tank McNamara which has been running in newspapers for 45 years.
Bill is the creator of Buzz Beamer for Sports Illustrated Kids which has been the most popular feature in the magazine since it began 30 years ago.
He created the family participatory sports strip Cleats which ran from 2001 to 2010.
In the realm of non-sports cartoons, Hinds co-created Second Chances with Jeff Millar for five years.
The cartoonist created the Sunday strips Longshots and Clown Alley for the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday comics pages which ran for several years and he also illustrated the panel According to Guinness for 10 years.
Easily over 100 years of published cartooning experience for this 69-year-old artist/writer.
And that doesn’t even take into account all of the doodling.
Bill’s newest project has been to create the cartoon characters Sprat and Gabby to add a light touch to a line of SIKIDS Rookie Books introducing youngsters to baseball, football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse and hockey. Yes, more sports humor.
Bill Hinds has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, has won awards, and has a beautiful family.
And still, he suffers from Impostor Syndrome.
Bill Hinds's NCSFest Schedule:
The Art of Jerry Van Amerongen
Saturday, May 18 - 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency - Huntington Ballroom
Cathy Guisewite is Flunking Retirement!
Sunday, May 19 - 10:15 am
Hyatt Regency - Vista Room