Frank Bolle was born and raised in New York City. An inveterate doodler he remembers that as a child he drew on any scrap of paper he could find.
He went to The High school of Music and Art. He continued his studies at Pratt Institute where he graduated with honors.
Frank is one of the most prolific comic book artists of all time with his career starting in the 50’s
Bolle started at Magazine Enterprises illustrating westerns, Tim Holt, Redmask and Best of the West. He designed and illustrated Children’s’ records and albums. He worked for Western Publishing, Illustrating dozens of books from the “Golden Books” to Sherlock Holmes and other Adventure novels. He also did science fiction comic books like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and
Dr. Solar (Man of the Atom). His best remembered superhero is “Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom.
Bolle drew The Heart of Juliet Jones for King Features from 1982 to 1999, and the long -running
Soap-opera strip Winnie Winkle dailies and Sundays for twenty years.
Veteran artist Frank Bolle now draws Apartment 3-G one of the nation’s most enduring soap-opera comic strip. Apartment 3-G details the adventures of three young career women who share an apartment in New York City.
Frank Bolle, has been working for Westport Pet Co. since 1996 doing pet illustrations cat, horses, but mostly dogs. He also does pet portraits on commission. Walt Disney Productions is using several of his portraits in an up coming movie. And he did a commission portrait of the canine star for the movie “Old Dog”. The movie stars John Travolta and Robin Williams.
Frank also paints portraits of houses in watercolor and caricatures of people.
Frank Bolle is a member of the National Cartoonist Society. He is president of the Connecticut Classic Arts. Frank loves to paint watercolors and exhibit. He has won many awards for his watercolors plus three Grumbacher Gold Medallions. Frank was chosen as a recipient for the 2003 inkpot Award. The Inkpots are the San Diego Comic-Con’s special awards for life time achievement in comics.
Frank currently lives in Weston, CT with his wife Lori and their Jack Russell Terrier Emma.