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April 21, 1950 |
|Awards||National Cartoonist Society divisional award for Sports Cartoons, 1986
National Cartoonist Society New Media Award, 2000
Bill Hinds (born April 21, 1950, in Houston, Texas) is an American sports cartoonist, whose work includes the sports cartoon feature Buzz Beamer, and the syndicated comic strips Cleats and Tank McNamara.
His work featuring Buzz Beamer appears each month in Sports Illustrated Kids. His drawings can also be found on the magazine's website, on which his characters also appear in games and animated cartoons.
Hinds is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and has held seats on the National Cartoonists Society and the Newspaper Features Council.
Hinds received the National Cartoonist Society divisional award for Sports Cartoons in 1986 and their New Media Award in 2000. He received an additional nomination for the New Media Award in 2002.
- Parks, Louis B. "The man behind tank: Bill Hinds draws on his talent with a pencil (not with a ball) to deliver sports cartoons," Houston Chronicle (May 4, 2008).
- Cavna, Michael (December 3, 2012). RIP, Jeff Millar: ‘Tank McNamara’ co-creator Bill Hinds memorializes his good friend’s ‘bewildered’ sense of humor. Washington Post
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