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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)

14.95 EUR

Time for Frank and His Friend

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It’s January 1979 and Ringer Publishing Paperbacks releases Time for Frank and His Friend, the first collection of Dooley’s comic not tied to his newspaper work.  The content is completely new – not just a collection of previously printed strips – and Dooley has created it just for the paperback.  The result of this is that Dooley feels that he has had more control over the product and more freedom in his work.  (Even saying, “Who knew I’d love page layout so much?”)

Well, it’s not 1979 anymore, but we’ve got first edition “deadstock” copies of this best-selling comic paperback.  And it’s just as terrific as you remember!

Unlike the rest of our products, this book is not archival quality, so we’re handling them with extra care.  But the units that ship from our archives will carry a special Curio & Co. stamp as proof of their authenticity.

Remember those rainy days spent reading comics after school with the delicious aroma of Mom’s cooking in the background?  Well here’s your chance to dive back into those warm memories with an original copy of the book that you lost when you moved away from home.  And you don’t even have to wait for a rainy day!


Product Details:

ISBN: 978-3-9502966-2-4

Published: 1979, 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, with colored edges

Binding: Perfect Bound



Certificate of Authenticity included

Curio & Co. seal hand-stamped on inside book cover

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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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