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Frank Beck’ birthday

Frank Beck’ birthday

Frank Beck’ birthday


Originally shared by Grand Comics Database

Frank Beck (17 March 1894 – 21 March 1962, USA) was born in Tacoma, studied art in Chicago, and was a cartoonist for the New York Tribune.

Beck served on the Western Front in World War I. After the war, he created comic strips such as ‘Hem and Amy’ and ‘Gas Buggies’. At his most productive, he created 6 daily strips, 6 single-panel features, and a Sunday strip every week.

In the late 1930s, an English bloodhound joined his family and he created a new strip featuring the dog. ‘Bo’ (1940–1956) became his most popular strip.

In the 1940s, ‘Bo’ strips were reprinted in anthology comic books such as “Popular Comics” (Dell) and “Big Shot Comics” (Columbia).

Charlton produced three issues of “Bo” in 1955, with longer stories. It’s not clear from research whether these were strip reprints or new stories — can anyone confirm which?

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/beck_fh.htm

In the GCD — http://ow.ly/4871309Zibb

(Beck created the cover of “Bo” #1, June 1955)

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