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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
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> 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 
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