Tony Barlow was an American cartoonist, who was best-known for his cartooning work for advertisements. He was born as Marvin Kellogg Barlow in Bellingham, Washington, and studied Arts in Chicago. He initially worked in the advertising business and turned to cartooning in the New York area the late 1930s. His work appeared in magazines and papers like Collier's and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, and in a variety of advertising campaigns. He did ads for Lifebuoy soap (1944) but is especially remembered for the several comic strip ads he made for the Statler hotel chain in the 1940s and 1950s.