Bill Holbrook

Bill Holbrook


Bill Holbrook grew up in the Space Age atmosphere of Huntsville, Alabama, in the 1960s. Upon graduating from Auburn University in 1980, he was hired by The Atlanta Constitution as an editorial staff artist. After several attempts at syndication, his office strip “On the Fastrack” was picked up by King Features and debuted in 150 papers on March 19, 1984.

Eleven days before, he’d met Teri Peitso on a blind date. They were married on Pearl Harbor Day, 1985, and now have two daughters. They also gave birth to a second strip about kids called “Safe Havens.”

In September 1995, he began a new strip called “Kevin & Kell,” now the internet’s longest-running daily webcomic. He was named Cartoonist of the Year at the 1998 Pogofest, an annual gathering in Waycross honoring the great Walt Kelly and “Pogo.” “Kevin & Kell” was given the Ursa Major Award in 2003 for Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip, and in 2016, it was one of three nominees for the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver Reuben Award for Best Online Comic (Short Form).

In 2010, he collaborated on the comic book A Duel in the Somme by Ben Bova and Rob Balder. In 2014, he co-created Dethany in Virtu/Noir, a narrative app with multiple story arcs for the iPad.

He recently collaborated with his daughter H.H. Glynn on the graphic novel Dethany and the Other Clique. The sequel will be published in the summer of 2024.