Friday, March 06, 2020

Frank McLaughlin 1935 - 2020

Comic book and comic strip artist Frank McLaughlin passed away on Wednesday, March 4th at Milford (CT) Hospital. He was 84.

A prolific and in-demand artist, Frank worked for all of the major companies.

From Newsarama:

"McLaughlin was best known for his work at Charlton Comics, where he broke into the industry and co-created the character Judomaster partially based on his own study of martial arts.

"McLaughlin went on to work at DC, Marvel, Valiant, and Archie, where he worked on Adventure Comics, Justice League, Defenders, Captain America, and more.

"McLaughlin also taught art at Hamden, CT's Paier College of Art, as well as Guy Gilchrist's Cartoonist's Academy."

Frank also drew comic strips, including the Superman strip and Brenda Starr. From 2001 to 2008 he was the artist for the long running Gil Thorp comic strip.

In 2006, I was honored to be a part of a charity event at Guy Gilchrist's Cartoonist's Academy with Frank. Guy, Frank and myself gave short presentations on what we do for a living. I knew Frank by reputation, and I was a bit nervous. No need. He treated me like a long lost pal. Such a gracious, talented fellow.

That's me, near the end of the evening. "Crazed Mike Lynch and Frank McLaughlin count the cash! Please note that Frank has all the 20 dollar bills on his side."

Rest in peace and may the road rise to meet you ....


Daily Cartoonist

Wikipedia entry - which is extensive and pretty amazing to see all the work he did

My July 25, 2006 Guy Gilchrist's Cartoonist's Academy Charity Event blog entry.

No comments: