I Am Smarter - at the MANK Museum
This image is from the permanent collection of the Mankowisz Museum of Comics and Animation, and was featured in the 2011 exhibition "Roughhousing: Clarence 'Otis' Dooley's Rough Sketches for Frank and His Friend, 1980-1984". Staged in association with Curio & Co., the exhibition brought viewers as close as possible to Dooley's art.
With such interest in Dooley's work, Curio & Co. pushed for a higher quality production of postcards. Printed on acid-free paper, these are more art print than postcard, making them some of the most affordable museum-quality prints available.
Size: 4.125 x 5.25 in. (10.5 x 14.2 cm)
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...