Frank Thorne is one of the most respected and accomplished comic artists of his generation. He began drawing comic in the 1950s and quickly established himself as a supremely competent draftsman and storyteller. Before he made a name for himself drawing Red Sonja for Marvel Comics, before he appeared in Heavy Metal and Playboy, and even before he put in his time on Flash Gordon, Green Hornet, and Perry Mason, a fresh-out-of-Art-Career-School Frank Thorne worked on an historical strip called The Illustrated History of Union County. Spanning the entire history of a New Jersey county important to the formation of these United States, this book illustrates, with the influence of Harold Foster (Prince Valiant) and Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon), scholarly episodes with a strong youthful vigor. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards the restoration of an 18th century house in Union County, New Jersey.