Ed (Edward) Benton) Dodd
(1902 - 1991)
Ed (Edward) Benton) Dodd was active/lived in Georgia, Florida. Ed Dodd is known for comic strip 'Mark Trail' illustration.
Biography Ed (Edward)Benton) Dodd
Ed Dodd combined his affinity for the outdoors with his artistic talent to create the comic strip Mark Trail. Spending most of his career in Georgia, Dodd was a widely recognized proponent of the natural environment, an advocate of conservation, and a teacher of outdoor lore in mid-twentieth-century America.
Edward Benton Dodd was born in LaFayette, in Walker County, on November 7, 1902, to Jesse Mercer, a Baptist minister, and Effie Cooke. As a child, Dodd immersed himself in sketching, drawing, and painting.
Dodd's interest in nature and art developed early in life. Beginning in 1920, Dodd worked each summer for more than a dozen years at a boys' camp in Pennsylvania. His experiences at the camp, which was run by Dan Bear
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