A Christmas Carol by Bill Fraccio
A Christmas Carol (from Charlton's Holi-Day Surprise #55 (1967)

Bill Fraccio was an American comic books artists, active from the 1940s throughout the late 1970s. He was mainly known for his long association with Charlton Comics. He attended the American School of Design in New York City, before entering into the field of comics during the Golden Age of Comic Books.

Iron Ace by Bill Fraccio
Iron Ace (1943)

Much of his work from this period was uncredited and unidentified, but his 1940s output included work for companies like Hillman Periodicals, DS Publishing, Fawcett and Lev Gleason. He also did contributions to EC's 'The Crypt of Terror', Youthful Comics' 'Captain Science' and Trojan Comics' 'Attack!' and 'Crime Smashers'.

He was first present at Charlton in Connecticut in 1956, when his first work included Jerry Siegel's 'Mr Muscles'. He continued to draw for the publisher for 23 years, doing uncredited work on a variety of Western titles, inluding 'Black Fury', 'Cheyenne Kid', 'Gunmaster' and 'Cowboy Western'. He also drew for the hot rod and motorcycle titles 'Surf N' Wheels' and 'World of Wheels' and worked with a debuting Roy Thomas on the superhero comics 'Son of Vulcan' and 'Blue Beetle'.

Blue Beetle by Bill Fraccio

Bill Fraccio often worked together with artist/inker Tony Tallarico for his Charlton comics, but also on stories for Warren Publishing's horror magazines Eerie, Creepy and Vampirella. For this, they used the joint pennames Tony Williamson and Tony Williamsune. Fraccio left comics in 1979 and became an advertising artist and teacher at the Connecticut School of Art. He passed away in October 2005, by then a resident of Mount Vernon, New York.

From Eerie, by Tony Williamsune
Story for Eerie by Tony Williamsune

Last updated: 2012-07-10

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