On this day, July 18, 1911, illustrator (John) Emery Clarke was born in Parsons City, Kansas. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and then moved to New York City. Clarke painted covers for various pulp and action magazines. During WWII, Clarke worked on training films for the army. After the war he also worked with cartoonist Russell Stamm on the comic strip The Invisible Scarlet O’Neal.