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Frank Young

Born in 1963, Frank Young taught himself to read at age three so he could get more out of the comics medium. By the time he became the Comics Journal’s managing editor in 1991, he was well-versed in the history and diversity of comics, from classic newspaper strips to the underground revolution. In the 2000s, he gained note for his work in identifying the various works of John Stanley, which he gathered in a three-volume bibliography. In 2013, he won the Eisner award for the graphic novel The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, in collaboration with artist David Lasky. As colorist, Young has worked with cartoonists as far flung as Rube Goldberg and Harry Bliss. He continues to create comics and study the medium’s rich history and future, and writes occasionally for the online iteration of the Comics Journal. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.