Franks Boyle Cartoonist - Cartoons about Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and colour
cartoons.These have appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News. 'Boyling Point'
in the Edinburgh Evening News (readership 200,000) has been running since
March 1999 (most of the visual material has come from this). Initially,
Frank studied illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
then worked for a year for D.C. Thomson & Co. publishers, Dundee. After
this he moved to London and worked for IPC Magazines, then did a variety
of jobs including running a youth club, working in a school as a technician
and teaching silkscreen printing in a community arts project in South London.
The self produced comic "Gannets" came out at this time which was about
the fight against office development in Southwark at the expense of housing.
After working as the cartoonist for Labour Weekly from 1984-1987, Frank
did a weekly strip for Tribune 1988-89 and also several covers for the New
Statesman. He also did a long running cartoon strip called "In Which We
Serve" for the National Union of Civil & Public Servants from 1984 - 1997.
From 1988 - 1992 he also did a strip for the TGWU's Landworker called "How
Green Were My Wellies" and eventually moved to Glasgow in 1989 and did strip
called "Ad Nauseam" for Scotmedia magazine, about an incompetent advertising
agency. He regularly contributed to a political magazine called Radical
Scotland. Newcastle based Sunday Sun ran his cartoons from 1990 - 1998:
"Pirate Pete" was a strip drawn for the Daily Record in 1991."Postbus Country"
by Joan Burnie, Canongate Press 1994 was illustrated by Frank.His work has
appeared in many publications, such as: The Herald, Scotland on Sunday,
Sunday Telegraph, Today, Sunday Post etc. Other clients include Scottish
Amicable, IBM, Bank of Scotland, BBC Scotland, Wark Clements, British Standards
Institute and Scottish Business Insider Magazine. His cartoons have also
featured in Ken Loach's film Carla's Song (1996). Since 1998 Frank has developed
his humour into the arena of stand up comedy, under the name Frank Quinn:
he's a regular on the Scottish comedy circuit, appearing frequently at the
Stand Comedy Clubs in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and numerous other venues.