The daily comic strip FRANK AND HIS FRIEND was first published in 1975 and soon became a big hit, with likenesses of the characters emblazoned on everything from lunchboxes and t-shirts to bed sheets and wallpaper. It was clear why people loved FRANK AND HIS FRIEND: from the beginning, readers loved its childlike innocence, playful escapism and, most of all, the warm friendship it presented . . . everything that audiences still find in the comic today.