THORNE, FRANK
 Name and vital stats
  THORNE, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN [1930- ] (artist; writer)
 Pen names
  Signed: F. T.
 Education
  Art Career School [NYC]
 Influences
  Alex Raymond; Hal Foster; Neil O'Keefe; Rich Corben
 Member
  National Cartoonists Society
 Print Media (non-comics)
  Artist: Advertising: 1960-68> 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68
  Artist: Books: for National Council of Churches; St. Martin's Press; American Gas; David Cook; McGraw Hill
  Artist: Juvenile books: 1950s Flash Gordon> 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
  Artist: Magazines: 1958-70 Pulps '58+; N.J. Bell Telephone Magazine '63-68; Golden Magazine '66/68-70> 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
  Artist: Promotions: Bell Telephone bill insert [history]
 Performing Arts
  Magician: Traveling USO show 1954> 54
  Musician: Trumpet with jazz band 1944-53> 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
  Voice Actor: Played several of his own cartoon characters at Comics Conventions and on Playboy TV channel.
 Additional biography
  Amazing Heroes #123, 1987
  Buyer's Guide #105
  Cartoonews #nineteen
  Comic Crusader #12, c1971
  Great Comic Book Artists, 1986
 Honors
  Best Comic Strip 1981> 81
  Fan letter from Fellini
  Inkpot Award (San Diego Comicon) 1978> 78
  National Cartoonists Society Best Comic Book Artist 1963> 63
  New York Art Directors Award 1975> 75
  Phil Seuling New York Con Award 1977> 77
  Playboy Best Comic Strip Award 1982> 82
  Warren Comics Award 1981> 81
 Syndication
  DR. DUNCAN [daily] (wr/pen/ink/) 1961-63 for Lafave Newspaper Features; formerly DR. GUY BEBBETT> 61 62 63
  DR. GUY BENNETT [daily] (pen/ink/) 1956-61 for Lafave Newspaper Features; renamed DR. DUNCAN> 56 57 58 59 60 61
  DR. GUY BENNETT [daily] (pen/ink/) 1956-61 renamed DR. DUNCAN; for Lafave Newspaper Features> 56 57 58 59 60 61
  MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN [daily] (ghost pen&ink/) 1966 one week for King Features Syndicate> 66
  MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN [daily] (ghost pen&ink/) year? two weeks for King Features Syndicate
  PERRY MASON [Sunday] (pen/ink/col/) 1951-52 for King Features Syndicate> 51 52
 Comics in other media
  Comics (wr/pen/ink/) for High Times
  DANGER RANGERETTE (wr/pen/ink/) 1978-80 in National Lampoon> 78 79 80
  MOONSHINE MC JUGS (wr/pen/ink/) 1981-83 in Playboy> 81 82 83
 MARTIN GREIM
  ECLIPSE (pen/ink/) 1978 in COMIC CRUSADER STORYBOOK> 78
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1977> 77
 Creator
  DANGER RANGERETTE; GHITA OF ALIZARR
  MOONSHINE McJUGS; LANN; RIBIT
 Promotional comics
  FLASH GORDON (pen/ink/) 1954-55 MARCH OF COMICS give-away> 54 55
  SUPER COOL (wr/pen/ink/col/) 1972 for the Social Welfare Research Foundation [New Jersey]> 72
 AARDVARK-VANAHEIM (Canada)
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1978> 78
 CATALAN COMMUNICATIONS
  GHITA OF ALIZARRR: BLUE DOLPHIN~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1983 graphic album> 83
  GHITA OF ALIZARRR: THOUSAND WIZARDS OF URD~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1985 graphic album reprint> 85
  LANN~ (wr/pen/ink/) c1985 graphic album reprint/new cover> 85
 COMICO THE COMIC COMPANY
  RIBIT! (wr/pen/ink/) 1989> 89
  Support (col/) 1989 on his own strips> 89
 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
  LANN (wr/pen/ink/) 1991 reprint?> 91
 Note on comics career
  GHITA has appeared in 5 languages and has sold 60,000 trade paperbacks
 Fan & trade zines
  Buyer's Guide #87 (pen/ink/) cover
  Charlton Bullseye (pen/ink/) 1976> 76
  Comic Crusader (pen/ink/) 1972> 72
 ARCHIE PUBLICATIONS
  MADHOUSE GLADS~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  RED CIRCLE SORCERY~ (pen/ink/) 1974 Son of Dracula> 74
  SUPER COPS (pen/ink/) 1974> 74
 BETTER PUBLICATIONS
  INTIMATE LOVE~ (pen/ink/) 1950> 50
 DARK HORSE COMICS
  Illustration (pen/ink/) 1995> 95
 DC COMICS
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1968/71/73/84 in SERGEANT ROCK> 68 71 73 84
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1972/74 in LOSERS, THE> 72 74
  Backup feature (pen/ink/) 1977 in UNKNOWN SOLDIER> 77
  BALLOON BUSTER (pen/ink/) 1974> 74
  BOB KANIGHER'S GALLERY OF WAR (pen/ink/) 1972-73> 72 73
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1974> 74
  ENEMY ACE AND LIEUTENENT STEVE SAVAGE, BALLOON BUSTER (pen/ink/) 1974> 74
  G.I. COMBAT~ (pen/ink/) 1972> 72
  GALLERY OF WAR (pen/ink/) 1972-73> 72 73
  HAWK, SON OF TOMAHAWK (pen/ink/) 1970-72> 70 71 72
  HOUSE OF MYSTERY~ (pen/ink/) 1973-76> 73 74 75 76
  HUNTER'S HELLCATS (pen/ink/) 1968> 68
  KORAK (pen/ink/) 1972-73> 72 73
  LIEUTENENT HUNTER'S HELLCATS (pen/ink/) 1968> 68
  OUR ARMY AT WAR~ (pen/ink/) 1968/71/80> 68 71 80
  OUR FIGHTING FORCES~ (pen/ink/) 1968/72> 68 72
  PLOP!~ (pen/ink/) 1976> 76
  SON OF TOMAHAWK (pen/ink/) 1970-72> 70 71 72
  SPECTRE, THE (pen/) 1974> 74
  STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES~ (pen/ink/) 1973-74> 73 74
  TOMAHAWK (pen/ink/) 1968-71> 68 69 70 71
  WEIRD WAR TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1971-72/74> 71 72 74
  WHO'S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE (pen/ink/) 1985 entries> 85
 DELL PUBLICATIONS
  20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (pen/ink/) in 4-COLOR #614 (c) 1955 Dell 0099ThorneFrank.jpg> 55
  ANIMAL WORLD, THE (pen/ink/) 1956> 56
  BIG COUNTRY, THE (pen/) 1958> 58
  DRUM BEAT (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  Filler (pen/) 1958> 58
  FLASH GORDON (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
  GREEN HORNET, THE (pen/ink/) 1953> 53
  JUNGLE JIM (pen/ink/) 1954-55> 54 55
  MOBY DICK (pen/ink/) 1956> 56
  NO SLEEP 'TIL DAWN (pen/) 1957> 57
  TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET (pen/ink/) 1954> 54
  TOM SAWYER (pen/ink/) 1957> 57
 HEAVY METAL
  LANN (wr/pen/ink/) 1984> 84
 MARVEL COMICS
  ADVENTURES OF PINKY LEE (pen/ink/) 1955> 55
  CONAN (ink/) 1976> 76
  Filler (wr/pen/ink/) 1978> 78
  FRANKIE (pen/ink/) 1947> 47
  RED SONJA (pen/ink/) 1975-78> 75 76 77 78
  SHERLOCK HOLMES~ (pen/ink/) 1976 cover and splash> 76
  Support (col/) 1977-78 on RED SONJA> 77 78
  WIZARD AND RED SONJA (wr/pen/ink/) 1978> 78
 SEABOARD COMICS
  BLAZING BATTLE TALES~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  DEVILINA (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  DEVILINA~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  MAN-STALKER~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  PHOENIX (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  POLICE ACTION~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  SON OF DRACULA (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  THRILLING ADVENTURE STORIES~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  TIGER-MAN (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
  WEIRD TALES OF THE MACABRE~ (pen/ink/) 1975> 75
 WARREN PUBLICATIONS
  1984~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1979-80> 79 80
  1994~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1980-82> 80 81 82
  GHITA OF ALIZARR (wr/pen/ink/) 1978-79> 78 79
 WESTERN PUBLISHING
  BELIEVE IT OR NOT~ (pen/ink/) 1969> 69
  BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY~ (pen/ink/) 1964> 64
  Filler (pen/) 1963> 63
  JUNGLE ODDITIES (pen/ink/) 1965-66> 65 66
  MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (pen/ink/) 1963> 63
  MIGHTY SAMSON (pen/ink/) 1964-65> 64 65
  TWILIGHT ZONE, THE~ (pen/ink/) 1963-65> 63 64 65
  X, THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (pen/ink/) 1963> 63