Ken Stuart, by Frank Borth

American comics artist Frank Borth graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1940. He went to New York to become a freelance illustrator and writer for comic books. Borth's first professional comics work was 'Ken Stuart', a strip about a two-masted schooner, that he worked on from 1947 to 1950. Borth couldn't get his comic syndicated, so he left the strip to work for the Catholic Treasure Chest magazine. He worked for this magazine for the about 25 years. After a brief stint in local politics, Borth was asked to write the 'There Oughta Be a Law' comic feature, illustrated by Warren Whipple. For the next twelve years, Borth wrote and from time to time illustrated the comic. After his retirement in 1983, Frank Borth did occasional assignments for Cracked Magazine.

There Oughta be a law by Frank Borth
There Oughta Be a Law, by Warren Whipple and Frank Borth (20/5/1973)

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Last updated: 2009-06-20

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