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Author Topic: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!  (Read 1894 times)

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Chris Beneke, who was wonderful enough to provide a TON of work on this collection for me wrote the following announcement for our new FRANK THOMAS ARCHIVES Vol 1-4.
Now up in the Archives section of the site!
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Usual-lurker Chris Beneke here, happy to have contributed to the Frank Thomas Archives, which compiles all the known comic book pages drawn by this artist-author, nearly 700 pages in four volumes.

Yoc, who will probably insist on deleting even this too-meager credit, worked hard to coordinate and complete this project in time for what would have been Frank Thomas's 103rd birthday today, January 19.  Extra-special thanks to Rod Beck for his help tracking down this archive's secret guest star, Frank's daughter, Nancy Thomas-Bardeen, whose help was invaluable.  And to Josh for being the first to provide his Owl intro and the very detailed Owl Index way back when this was all just going to be a update on the existing archive.

We think it's ready for the public, but the animated banner announcing this debut is running a bit late.

The Owl collection, in particular, includes many new, exclusive, and superior scans that were contributed by David Armstrong.

The somewhat extensive editorial pages, which are included with each volume, will be available as a separate download.

Enjoy! And, as always, thanks to all the scanners!
-Chris B

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Re: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 10:16:13 AM »
Thank you, Chris. Plus Yoc, and every other person involved.


What a nice package!

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Re: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 03:17:51 PM »
Thanks Bob.
We worked hard to make it as nice as possible.

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Re: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 05:04:03 AM »
 ;D
Thank you for the 4 volumes, great!
I would like to publish them in France, do you give me permission to make two complete volumes in French?

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Re: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 07:06:16 AM »
Is this just one printing for yourself?

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Re: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 03:14:23 PM »
EXCELLENT job!!!! Well researched and organized, great job on the layout and graphics, enjoyable history and personal memories and a very enjoyable read.  It should be considered a template for future archives.  It felt like I was reading a well researched article in Alter-Ego, shedding light on an artist and character that many would never see or read. 

Well done to all who have contributed their time and effort to this project, it took a lot of work and it shows.  Thank You from an old comics fan who is enjoying a new look at the Golden past of comics.
Ed

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Re: DCM Presents - The Complete Frank Thomas now up on the Archives section!
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 09:58:14 PM »
Thanks very much for the very kind words Ed.
I too hope everyone else enjoys it and perhaps inspires others to got the extra mile to make their own collections better than just a volume of reprints.

-Yoc