Forest A. McGinn was an American cartoonist, known in the west of the USA for his sports cartoons as well as his Liberty Loan pictures. Coming from Clay City, Indiana, he started his art career in Chicago and later established himself in Texas with the Dallas Morning News. He served in the US Marines in France during World War I, and was wounded in the forehead and both arms. The injuries didn't keep him from drawing, mkaing studies in crayon and oil while in the hospital.
In 1920-21 he made a short-lived comic strip based on a popular silent comedy animal actor of the time, the Orangutan Joe Martin. McGinn's 'Joe Martin' strip ran in at least a couple of Utah and Kentucky newspapers, but also in a Swedish movie magazine. He later became an illustrator or such periodicals as The Mentor and Game Breeder and Sportsman. He spent his final years in New York, and passed away in October 1962.