Franklyn Thomas illustrated the syndicated 'All-American Football' strip in 1938, before working as a comic book artist in the 1940s. He did features for both Centaur ('Chuck Hardy', 'Dr. Hypno', 'The Eye Sees', 'Solarman') and Dell ('Billy and Bonnie Bee', 'Buddies' and scripts for 'Andy Panda', 'Little Lulu', 'Woody Woodpecker' and 'Little Scouts'). Also in the 1940s, he made the 'Dinky Doyle' daily. In the following decade, he did the 'Going West' strip (1951-54), as well as 'Hossface Hank' (Al Smith Service, 1955-64). Between 1955 and 1965 he was ghost artist on Mik's 'Ferd'nand' strip.