Born in Illinois on October 6, 1886. Locher lived in Chicago before moving to southern California in 1921. Self-taught, his only art training was a correspondence course taken from Landon Cartooning School. From 1921 to 1928 he drew "Cicero Sapp" for Hearst newspapers and in 1926 he bought a home in Hollywood. He was the artist of "Homer Hoopee" at the time of his demise there on February 25, 1943.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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