Comics maker Frank M. Young created the artwork above, rendering Jackdaw in what he called a 50′s comic book style. Frank is a man of many talents, probably best known for writing the Eisner Award winning graphic novel The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song. As thanks for the drawing, we thought we would highlight some of his other skills as:
Comic book historian – Frank’s blog Stanley Stories is the definite study of cartoonist John Stanley. He has also completed three annotated bibliographic indices of Stanley’s work by decade, available in the following flavors: 40s, 50s and 60s
Cartoonist – A few decades back, Frank created the comic strip Junior Foods for the Florida Flambeau college newspaper. That these wonderful strips, a odd and humorous blend of the mundane and the surreal, have never been compiled is a damn shame.
Smart Aleck – Panels 2 Ponder presents very special snippets of Golden Age comics out of context for your perplexed perusal.
Actor – Though they haven’t done any in a while, the Jim & Frank podcasts, created with Jame Gill, work their low-key quark, strangeness and charm through a cast of oddball characters played by the eponymous duo.
Musician – Frank writes, arranges and plays various instruments with the New Albanian Riots.
And more. Heck, I didn’t even mention his erudite analysis of the cartoons of Tex Avery.
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