Carey Cassius Orr was a newspaper cartoonist originally from Ada, Ohio. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, while also being a semi-professional baseball pitcher. He began his newspaper career with the Chicago Examiner before becoming a fulltime editorial cartoonist with the Nashville Tennessean at age 24.
He began his longtime association with the Chicago Tribune in 1917 and stayed with the paper for 46 years. He created the 'The Kernel Cootie' strip that presumably ran from 1919 to 1922. He was the editorial cartoonist of the Chicago Tribune. Orr is the uncle of Martha Orr, creator of 'Apple Mary'. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartoons in 1961.