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Frank and his Friend - Finding Frank and his Friend - Book Cover - previously unpublished work by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - Melvin Goodge 2010 - 2011 Eisner nomination - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

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39.95 EUR

Finding Frank and his Friend

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Previously unpublished works by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley

It was easy to love Frank and his Friend, with its ice cream smudged logic and playful escapism. The characters charmed their way into our hearts and influenced countless cartoonists. These 52 never-before-seen images provide a glimpse into the development of one of the most enduring comics and allow us to meet Frank and his Friend all over again. 

The images, dating from the comic’s early years, were lost after Dooley’s untimely death in 1984.  These drawings and illustrations, seen for the first time in over 30 years, reveal much of the journey Dooley took in creating our favorite characters.

Finding Frank and his Friend includes all the original sketches and final illustrations, with an introduction and commentary by leading Dooley scholar Melvin Goodge.  The books are individually numbered as part of a limited edition print run of 2,000 copies.  Each copy comes with a certificate of authenticity and a bonus, limited edition reproduction of an original Dooley drawing.

So break out your Frank doll (if you’re still lucky enough to have one), sit back in your favorite chair and enjoy your childhood – all over again.


Product Details


ISBN: 978-3-9502966-0-0

Published: 2010 Curio & Co. OG

Quantity: 2000 (Limited Edition)

Size: 22,2 x 28,6 cm (8.75 x 11.25 in)

Pages: 108 full color

Printing Type: Offset

Cover: Flexo

Quality: Archival (acid free paper)

Binding: Smyth Sewn

Extras: Bonus print of Clarence "Otis" Dooley drawing

 

Notes:

Certificate of Authenticity included.

• Book, certificate, and bonus print have matching numbers 

 

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Frank and his Friend - Finding Frank and his Friend - Book Cover - previously unpublished work by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - Melvin Goodge 2010 - 2011 Eisner nomination - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Finding Frank and his Friend

Frank and his Friend

Previously unpublished works by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley It was easy to love Frank and his Friend, with its ice cream...

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Frank and his Friend - Time for Frank and His Friend - Book cover - 1979 Ringer Publishing Paperbacks - Frank held up by the kid hosing water under him - comic strip - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Time for Frank and His Friend

Frank and his Friend

It’s January 1979 and Ringer Publishing Paperbacks releases Time for Frank and His Friend, the first collection of Dooley’s comic...

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Frank and his Friend - Frank and His Friend - Special Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 - book cover of paperback comic strip 2013 Ringer Publishing Paperbacks - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Frank and His Friend - Special Collector's ...

Frank and his Friend

Frank and His Friend seems to get sweeter each time you read it. The turn of a page takes you...

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Frank and his Friend - Four prints in one set - Set of 4 Poster with certificates of authenticity - Comic strip - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Four prints in one set

Frank and his Friend

All 4 prints from the collection of Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley’s previously unpublished work – together in one set.  The 16...

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Frank and his Friend - Frank and his Friend Postcards - at the MANK Museum - 6 acid free postcard set - drawings by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

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Frank and his Friend

Set of all 6 postcard-sized prints.  The Mankowisz Museum of Comics and Animation has one of the finest collections of...

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Frank and his Friend - "A Tragic Moment" - at the MANK Museum - Acid free postcard - drawings by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - kid and frank play in the green - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

"A Tragic Moment" - at the MANK Museum

Frank and his Friend

This image was featured in the 2011 exhibition "Roughhousing: Clarence 'Otis' Dooley's Rough Sketches for Frank and His Friend, 1980-1984"...

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Frank and his Friend
Frank and his Friend
Creator of the Frank and his Friend franchise.

Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley was born in Kickapoo, Illinois in 1945.  He first put his artistic skills to work drawing comics while in the military, and was part of the then-classified 22nd Division Caricature Corps. Discharged and back home in 1971, Dooley worked for the art department of Cudworth-Hooper Industrial, illustrating catalogs for hog oilers.  When Frank and his Friend was accepted for syndication in 1975, Dooley quit the company to work on the comic full-time.

The popularity of Frank and his Friend was overwhelming.  Likenesses of the two characters were emblazoned on...


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