Life is a Series of Compromises
These four memorable images from Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley’s lost work, collected together in one print, depict the logic of childhood as only Frank and his Friend could capture it.
Taken from the new book Finding Frank and his Friend, these images dating from the comic’s early years were lost after Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley’s untimely death in 1984. These brand new illustrations, seen for the first time in over 30 years, allow us to meet Frank and his Friend all over again.
Each print is individually numbered, as part of a limited edition print run of 2,000 copies, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Height: 68 cm (26.77 inches)
Width: 13.6 cm (5.35 inches)
Archival quality offset print on acid-free paper.
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.
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