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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Recycling

We've found maps, or portions thereof, on the backs of some of Frank Mack's "Skeeter" malaria cartoons I've been scanning. Cool stuff.


9 comments:

Melinda said...

Frank Mack is my father!!!!! Where did you find this stuff??? We have some, too!!!!

Mike Rhode said...

We're big fans of his work. The only other thing I found on him said that he was a cartoonist for Ripley's Believe It Or Not - is that true?

Melinda said...

Yes, it's true!!! He traveled extensively throughout Northern Africa and other locations... he always said not to commit a crime in a Muslim country because the punishment was based upon "an eye for an eye." Dad also eventually created the world's biggest comic strip at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, NJ., which made Ripley's if I'm not mistaken... He was a unique person...

Mike Rhode said...

Well, I'd be glad to hear anything else you can tell us about his career. Did he stay a cartoonist?

Anonymous said...

Frank Mack was my Mom's brother and I have a few memories of him in my younger days (5-8yrs).
He had a witty sense of humor and a happy go lucky personality.
He made alot of comic strips about maleria and did some work for Dinsney along with newspapers and some magazines.
I wish I could've been closer to him and he was a favorite Unk during my childhood.
Jerry Mosley
Los Angeles, CA

Mike Rhode said...

Thanks, Jerry. It can be tough to stay in touch as people move around the country, even today w/ cheaper airfares and cell phones. His WW2 art certainly has a cheerful air to it, even when you consider what was going on in the Pacific.

Bob P said...

Hi,
I know this is 2 1/2 years late, but I have a number of Frank Mack original sketches he did while teaching a cartooning class for the Monmouth County Park system back in the 70's.

If anyone from this blog is interested please write back.

Bob P said...

I know it's 2 1/2 years late, but I have a handfull of Frank Mack original sketches from a cartooning class he tought for the Monmouth County Park System back in the 70's.

If anyone actually see this and is interested, let me know.

Mike Rhode said...

Bob P - I'm interested although I no longer work at the medical museum. Email me at mrhode@gmail.com if you see this. Thanks, Mike