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Frank Page is an illustrator and cartoonist in Central New York. He is also a graphic designer and editorial cartoonist at the Rome Daily Sentinel.
In the fall of 2001, Frank moved to Utica, NY. One Saturday morning while lying on his couch watching M*A*S*H he happened to look out the window. What he saw would invariably change his life for better or for worse. What he saw was a squirrel.
“kinda like when Bruce Wayne was trying to decide on what he should be and that pesky little bat came flying through his window. I didn’t decide that I wanted to become SQUIRRELMAN— bear with me. So, my attention was drawn away (no pun please!) from Hawkeye and Colonel Potter for the moment and was focused on this little creature. He was running across a power wire like he’d been in the circus his entire life. Then he jumped a good distance from the power line onto a tree and scampered down the branches. The creature was graceful, but at the same time very clumsy. I called him Bob; thus inspiring the comic panel BOB THE SQUIRREL. I later learned, much to my landlord’s dismay, that this same beautiful creature I had dubbed BOB had started a family in the column of my porch. Hey at least I have a ready supply of material!”
In the summer of 2010, Frank completed his graduate work, earning a MFA in visual art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Photo of Frank Page with cutout of Bob the Squirrel "by JOHN CLIFFORD"
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