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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.

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.

Newcastle based Sunday Sun ran his cartoons from 1990 - 1998: "Pirate Pete" was a strip drawn for the Daily Record in 1991.

In 1999 Frank began drawing Boyling Point,a daily cartoon in the Edinburgh Evening News, which ran until 2015.

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, National Library of Scotland, Hibernian FC and Friends of the Earth Scotland.

His cartoons have also featured in Ken Loach's film Carla's Song (1996).

Between 1998 and 2003 Frank also appeared as a stand-up comic on the Scottish circuit, under the name Frank Quinn. He supported acts such as Johnny Vegas, Dara O'Briain and his namesake Frankie Boyle.

His work has appeared regularly on both the UK and Scottish editions of BBC's Newsnight programme. It also featured in The Gathering Place, a BBC documentary on the building of the Scottish Parliament.

In 2005 one of Frank's cartoons was bought by the National Gallery of Scotland for their permanent collection of drawings.

In October 2008 he represented Scotland at the Tourcoing cartoon festival in France, where he was awarded the Trophée d'Honneur.

He was voted Cartoonist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards in 2003 and 2006. Runner-up in 2002,2010 & 2012.

Solo Exhibitions:
2008 City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2009 Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, Glasgow
2010 English Speaking Union, Edinburgh
2011 Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling
2012 Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
2013 Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch
2013 Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
2013 Southblock, Glasgow
2014 Scottish Parliament

2003 Hooray for Holyrood
2006 Boyling Point
2011 Boyling Point 2



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