Monday, February 13, 2012
Frank Thomas' Owl
I've written before of early comic book artist Frank Thomas. He did some features in early comics, including Chuck Hardy, Billy and Bonny Bee, the Eye, and the Owl. The Owl swooped into comics in Dell's Crackajack Funnies #25 in 1940, and flew off in Popular Comics #85 in 1943. The last issue of Crackajack was #43, in 1941, and the story I'm showing is from the penultimate issue, #42.
Frank Thomas' brother, Clint, contacted me some months back. I posted this episode of Chuck Hardy, with his comments on Frank in Pappy's #1016.
I'd like to take this opportunity to give credit to Don Markstein, whose website, Toonopedia, has been an invaluable resource to me. There's no way I could keep track of comic book characters, what comics they appeared in, what years and what issue numbers. I spend a lot of time on this blog as it is, and it's nice to go to Don's website and find what I need, without doing any more arduous research than necessary. Thanks, Don!