Betty, by Charles Voight 1920

At the age of fourteen, Charles A. Voight left school to join the art staff of the New York World, owned by Joseph Pulitzer. In 1908, his first comic, 'Petey Dink', appeared in the Boston Traveler. Most of Voight's early work, however, was advertising art.

advertisement for Rinso Soap by CA Voight
Advertisement for Rinso Soap (1932)

It was not until the late 1910s that another Voight comic, 'The Optimist', appeared in Life magazine. Charles Voight was best known for his renderings of pretty girls, especially in his popular 'Betty' comic. He also illustrated advertisements for firms like Rinso Soap. In 1912 he created the comic strip 'Mrs. Worry' (1912), which shouldn't be confused with the earlier and similarly titled 'Mrs. Worry' (1906) by John A. Lemon

Betty, by Charles Voight 1920

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