Clarence Batchelor was born in Osage City, Kansas in 1888. After attending Chicago Art Institute, he worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News, the New York Journal, the New York Evening Mail and the New York Post.
In 1937 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his cartoon, Come on in, I'll treat you right. I used to know your Daddy. Batchelor died in 1978.