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C. A. VOIGHT
The cartoonist Charles A. Voight (1887-1947) was born in Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager, Voight dropped out of school to begin a career as an illustrator for the New York World. By the 1910s, Voight had created at least two comic strips—Petey Dink, which ran in the Boston Traveler, and The Optimist, which appeared in Life magazine. In 1920, Voight’s comic strip Betty, about the life and loves of the eponymous character, established Voight as a prominent cartoonist. His drawings of Betty and her female friends earned him a reputation as a specialist in rendering girls, mostly likely due to his talent for portraying the escapades of an array of contemporary women with an elegant style of line that hearkened back to an earlier age. Voight enjoyed a long career as a cartoonist, and he also worked steadily as an illustrator of advertisements, such as a campaign for Rinso Laundry Soap in the 1930s.