Ned’s love of Frank and his Friend, came during the summer of his ninth birthday, when he broke his leg tripping over a large stack of ‘Word-Search, Puzzles & Games’ by Ringer Publishing. As an only-child, he spent many hours working diligently on activities he could do on his own, and never found much interest in climbing trees or catching frogs. After finishing the last puzzle in his current book, he longed to race to the old general store to pick up a new one, but with the broken leg he was out of luck.
However, instead of trying his hand at the old crossword puzzle, Ned stumbled upon his very first Frank and his Friend comic-strip! It opened up a whole new world to him, one with tree-climbing and frog-collection (and releasing). Even though he spent most of the summer holed up recovering from his injury, it was full of fun and adventure with the Frank and his Friend comic-strips. And of course, the best part was that it opened his eyes to the idea that sometimes it’s fun to share an adventure or a ham sandwich with a buddy, who just happened to live next door and loved the strip just as much as he did!
So why don’t you cozy up and be a kid again, with Frank and his Friend. Created by the wonderfully talented, Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley, it’s still the sweet story you remember reading over and over again, in your favorite tree, or blanket fort. I know Ned (Head of Research at Curio & Co) would like to remind you that even if you had saved every comic-strip of Frank and his Friend, like he has, this new special edition is a piece of childhood that fits perfectly in your pocket, and won’t get newsprint all over your fingers.
This giclée of the 1986 Roger Believe cover of First Flight (Primo Volo) is part...