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Joe Frank, Jason Novak

Joe Frank: Ascent

On sale date: March 2, 2021

Joe Frank is one of the greatest radio dramatists who ever worked in the medium. His programs, which he wrote and voiced ran from 1978 to 2018, attracting a huge following, including Francis Coppola ("I couldn't believe the originality and sheer brilliance of what I was hearing") and Charlie Kaufman ("His shows were hypnotic, psychotic, neurotic, sad, terrifying, and some of the funniest stuff I have ever heard anywhere.") Jason Novak, author of Et Tu, Brute, has lovingly adapted six of Frank's most memorable stories into comics form, as an introduction to those who have never heard Frank, and an aesthetic accompaniment to those who have.

Joe Frank: Ascent is part of the Fantagraphics Underground imprint.
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"In the pages of Joe Frank: Ascent, Novak captures the legendary radio producer's voice in a way that's stunning to behold." — Smash Pages

"[A] loving tribute to a great storyteller who, despite his far-reaching influence, remains underappreciated." — The Comics Journal


Paperback / Softback
One color.
6.3" × 9"