Frank Bolle

1924 – 2020
Frank Bolle was born on June 23, 1924 in Italy, and at age 5, joined his mother in Brooklyn, NY. He began drawing as a child, and studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Art before serving in the Army Air Force during WWII. After the war, he found work as a cartoonist and illustrator while continuing his studies at the Pratt Institute. Bolle lived in Weston, CT and died on May 12, 2020 at the age of 95.

Frank Bolle was a prolific comic strip artist and illustrator who, over the course of his long career, worked on numerous daily and Sunday newspaper comics, including "Winnie Winkle," "The Heart of Juliet Jones," "Debbie Deere," "Apartment 3G," and "Encyclopedia Brown." Additionally, he illustrated many children's books and features in Boys' Life Magazine.