Frank and His Friend - Special Collector's Edition, Vol. 1


Frank and His Friend seems to get sweeter each time you read it. The turn of a page takes you from a moment of joyful exuberance where adventure could literally be waiting just around the corner, to a scene of warm tenderness where you can almost feel the hug.

This special collector’s edition captures all of that, in 128 pages of comics not seen in Time for Frank and His Friend or the Eisner-nominated Finding Frank and His Friend. What’s more, each image was selected by Frank and His Friend scholar Melvin Goodge.

The books shipping from our archives carry the Curio & Co. seal individually hand-stamped on the inside cover and come with a Certificate of Authenticity, so you know it’s genuine.

Artist Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley created such a complete world with Frank and His Friend, that even when the characters are in small vignettes you know there’s so much more to discover just beyond the frame of the picture. It’s a little like stepping into the middle of a conversation, one where dear friends have been waiting for you. (And they even saved you the good spot on the tree branch.)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-3-9502966-3-1
  • Published: 2013, Ringer Publishing Paperbacks
  • Size: 4.25 x 7 in (10.8 x 17.7 cm)
  • Pages: 128
  • Content: Black and white 
  • Printing Type: Offset
  • Book Type: Paperback
  • Binding: Perfect Bound



  • Certificate of Authenticity included
  • Curio & Co. seal hand-stamped on inside book cover

Frank and His Friend

Frank and His Friend was a popular newspaper comic in the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring an inventive and enthusiastic unnamed child and his rag doll named Frank. The comic was created by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley and syndicated by Button Features. At its height of popularity, the characters graced everything from lunchboxes and t-shirts to bed sheets and wallpaper. In 1982, creator Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley was even in negotiations with Benday Studios to bring Frank and His Friend to television sets in an animated series. (Although the deal ultimately fell through when the studio folded as a result of heavy investment into the North American laser disc market, much of the pre-production work still exists.)

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