Jack Bechdolt

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John Ernest Bechdolt
Jack Bechdolt of the Seattle Cartoonists' Club shown in caricature, in the club's 1911 book The Cartoon; A Reference Book of Seattle's Successful Men. The club made its members look like pirates.
Jack Bechdolt of the Seattle Cartoonists' Club shown in caricature, in the club's 1911 book The Cartoon; A Reference Book of Seattle's Successful Men. The club made its members look like pirates.
Born1884
Mankato, Minnesota [1]
Died1954 (aged 69–70)
Southern Pines, North Carolina [1]
Pen nameJack Bechdolt
Occupationnovelist, short story writer, journalist
NationalityUnited States
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy
SpouseMabel G. (from 1910 Seattle Census)

John Ernest Bechdolt (1884–1954) was an American short story writer, novelist and journalist. He wrote under the name Jack Bechdolt as well as his full name. He worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1909 to 1916, after which he moved to New York, where he worked for Munsey Publications for a year before freelancing. His first novel, The Torch, was serialized in the magazine Argosy in 1920. Several of his stories were made into movies.

Image taken from The Cartoon; A Reference Book of Seattle's Successful Men by Jack Bechdolt, listed in the book as a member of the Seattle Cartoonists' Club. The man in the background is Seattle businessman F. S. Roddy.

Bechdolt served as a solicitor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1910. During that time, he was also drawing; he was listed as a member of the Seattle Cartoonists' Club in their 1911 book The Cartoon; A Reference Book of Seattle's Successful Men. He also signed one of the illustrations in the book, a caricature of a painter.

Books by Jack Bechdolt[edit]

  • The Lost Vikings (1931)
  • The Vanishing Hounds (1941)
  • The Torch (1948)

The Modern Handy Book for Boys (1933)

References[edit]

  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 44. OCLC 1113926.
  • Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 101. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 34. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.

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