Frans Piët worked for the Toonder studios and was affiliated with the magazine Stripfilm of Piet van Elk. He signed his comics work with Francis Paid or Charles F. C. Paid. For De Amsterdammer, he drew 'Joris Voetangel' with texts by J. Ellenbaas. Two books of this strip were published by Uitg. NV Strips in Haarlem around 1945. He produced 'Frank Jones' for Ketelbinkie-krant in April/December 1948. He took on the penname Francis Paid to avoid confusion with the artist Frans Piët who drew 'Sjors van de Rebellenclub'. He was editor-in-chief of the Zandvoortse Courant in the 1970s.