Colonel Donald Bowman commanded the Army Pictorial Center when the Department of Defense ordered its closure in 1970.

Colonel Donald Bowman Mort Walker doodled this irreverent view of the commander.  Walker, syndicated cartoonist and creator of "Beetle Bailey" visited APC to appear in an episode of the Army's television program, "The Big Picture."  The episode, "The Might of the Pen," commemorated the work of military artists.