August 20, 1930|
Buffalo, New York
|Died||May 21, 2011
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
|Crock comic strip
Out of Bounds comic strip
|Awards||National Cartoonists Society – Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award
Born in Buffalo, New York, Rechin studied art at the Buffalo's Albright Academy of Art, where he met his wife, Trish. He drew his first strip, Pluribus, in 1970. In 1975, Rechin, Don Wilder (1934–2008) and Brant Parker launched Crock, a strip depicting the French Foreign Legion. Wilder and Rechin began their Out of Bounds strip in 1986.
He received the National Cartoonists Society's Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for 1992 for his work on Out of Bounds. He was president of the NCS for part of 1988. His son, cartoon illustrator Kevin Rechin, received the National Cartoonist Society Magazine and Book Illustration for 1999, and was nominated for the same award for 1997. Kevin Rechin took over Crock in May 2011, with his brother-in-law, Bob Morgan, scripting.
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