Israel's Funniest Hour

Art Gates, Bill Hoest, Barth New York: Acme News Co., Inc., 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Unpaginated (64 pages plus covers). Illustrations. Glossary of Technical Terms (starts with Bagel). Cover has some wear, soiling and sticker residue. This is humor and satire with a heavy dose of the Six-Day War. Among the illustrations are: Art Gates, Barth, Hoest, This is a scarce example of Hoest's illustrative work. 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. He also created other syndicated strips and panels for King Features. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Hoest spent two years in the Navy and studied art at Cooper Union. He started his art career in 1948 as a greeting card designer with Norcross Greeting Cards, continuing until 1951 when he left to become a freelancer. His cartoons soon began appearing in Collier's, Playboy, The Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Bill Hoest insisted on doing each of his comics meticulously. The artwork, writing, lettering and inking were all done in such a way as to meet his high self-imposed standards. I came to realize that his success, which so many cartoonists young and old tried to analyze, was the result of a simple rule: Learn to do each segment of a comic professionally. Bill Hoest could draw well, letter attractively and legibly, design in an eye-catching fashion, direct and control the action and expression of his characters, and write material that was genuinely funny. He then blended the elements to produce work that stood out. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Humor, Satire, Israel, Jews, Arabs, Moshe Dayan, Nasser, Special Forces, Yarmulkes, Pyramids, Eshkol, Tel Aviv, Suez Canal, Gaza Strip, Art Gates, Bill Hoest, Barth

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