Craig Frank was born (1961) in St. Louis, Missouri. In his early years he had various jobs that helped
form his character, among them, a gardener at a retired Nun convent, an asst. to an alcoholic
carpenter, a trash collector in a ghetto north of St. Louis, a bellman in the Adolphus Hotel and a
printer at a chemical infested T-Shirt Factory. He graduated from Columbia College with a Cum
Laude in BFA. A multi-talented artist, Craig moved to Denmark in the late 1980’s and later joined the
world of animation and directed his debut film Journey to Saturn, and created his debut Graphic
Novel, JFK Secret Ops.
Craig Frank has created the graphic novel COOL VALLEY, a coming of age story set in the 70’s in a
small town outside St.Louis. As one reader wrote: I read it without stopping and laughed many
times; it kept me wanting more of both our pasts.
See him at SPX in the White Flint Auditorium on Saturday, September 14th at 4:30 pm in a panel titled “Intersection Between Comics and Animation.“