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Batchelor, Clarence Daniel (1888 – 1977)

Batchelor, Clarence Daniel (1888 – 1977)

Clarence Daniel Batchelor original cartoon artwork

Clarence Daniel Batcheloer was better known as C. D. Bachelor. Batchelor’s career started in 1911 as a staff artist for the Kansas City Star. From 1914 to 1918 he worked as a free-lance artist, returning to newspapers in 1923 when he worked as a cartoonist in the New York Post for the Ledger Syndicate until 1931. He then found his permanent niche at the New York Daily News, where he worked until 1969. Batchelor's most famous editorial, published in 1936 in Liberty magazine, reflected the newspaper's isolationist stance and won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. It depicted a prototypical "Any European Youth" greeted by a skull-faced harlot representing War, captioned "Come on in, I'll treat you right! I used to know your Daddy." Sympathetic to women's suffrage, he contributed cartoons to Woman's Journal and The Woman Voter (which merged with the Journal in 1917).