Arch Dale born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and began his cartooning career as the age of 17, working for the Glasgow News and the London Comic Cuts and Funny Wonders. He emigrated to Canada, where he became one of the early local newspaper comic artists. He was a freelance artist at the Winnipeg Free Press and created the strip 'The Doo-Dads'. When he moved to Chicago in 1921, he was able to get this comic published in newspapers all over North America, where it ran succesfully throughout the 1920s. By 1927, Dale returned to the Free Press, where he remained as staff cartoonist until his retirement in 1954.