In the comics industry, Hester is perhaps best known for his work as artist on DC Comics' 2000s reboot of the title Green Arrow, written by film director Kevin Smith, as well as for his own creator-owned work such as The Coffin.
This Eisner Award-nominated Hester was born in eastern Iowa, where he went on to study at the University of Iowa. His pencilling credits include Swamp Thing, Brave New World, Flinch, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Clerks: The Lost Scene, The Crow: Waking Nightmares, The Wretch (nominated for the 1997 Eisner Award for Best New Series), Aliens: Purge, and Green Arrow.
Since graduating from the University of Iowa, he has been in the comics industry for over 15 years.
During his run on Green Arrow, he created the characters Mia Dearden and Onomatopoeia with Smith as well as Constantine Drakon with writer Judd Winick.
Hester co-created Uncle Slam and Firedog with his Green Arrow collaborator, artist Ande Parks. He also created El Diablo, a new character (with a common name in DC Comics) who debuted in an eponymous limited series. His last comic 13 Steps will adapted in a Comedy Horror film.
Hester is currently writing the new adventures of Golden Age hero 'The Black Terror' for Dynamite Entertainment, taking plot cues from Alex Ross, the series follows the stories set out by Ross et al. in the Project Superpowers Universe.
Hester continues to reside in Iowa with his wife Christine and their two children, Dean and Emma.