NEW May Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
NEW MAY CONTEST! Want to win a free Absolute Edition, other hardcovers or trade paperbacks? Enter our contest here!


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Beyond The Western Deep ...
  2. Handout Comics (2012)
  3. Jacquelin the Ripper (19...
  4. Jason and the Argonauts:...
  5. Theseus and the Minotaur...
  6. The Trojan War: A Graphi...
  7. The Voyages of Odysseus:...
  8. The Adventures of Perseu...
  9. The 12 Labors of Hercule...
  10. Alice im Wunderland (201...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Shea Cahill
  2. Erik Schneider
  3. Kevin Budrik
  4. Neil Bridean
  5. Dalia Caravaggi
  6. Virginia Hubbell
  7. James Brannon
  8. Matt Chandler
  9. Mark Weakland
  10. Anthony Wacholtz
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Brazil, Noah
  2. St. Peter (Archie)
  3. Myrina
  4. Brass Bullet
  5. Spud (Archie)
  6. O'Toole, Hank
  7. Hank (Flying Dragons)
  8. Nightstick
  9. Patel, Parminder
  10. Steeltown Hammer (Bryan ...
   View All

    Frank McSavage
Search for 'Frank McSavage' on Amazon

After completing his studies at the Glasgow School of Art, he started out illustrating for some local newspapers and doing screenplays for a theatre group. McSavage left Scotland in 1930, headed for Canada, and eventually settled in Buffalo, New York in the USA. He went to work for the Walt Disney Studios in 1936, and drew promotional material for their New York office. He then moved to California, and cooperated on among others the 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' feature film and several 'Donald Duck' shorts.

In the early 1940s, McSavage briefly left Disney, and worked on the advertising and merchandise department of the Walter Lantz Studios. Beter late 1945 and December 1949, he was back at Disney as an assistant animator on 'Donald Duck' shorts. He subsequently joined his former Disney colleague Art Scott to begin their own studios, where they made advertising films for television.

In addition, McSavage had been active in comics since 1944. His first work was doing funny animal stories for Barnyard Comics, a comic book published by Nedor/Standard in 1944. From 1950, he was a regular contributor to the funny animal titles of Western Publishing, starting with the Walter Lantz characters 'Woody Woodpecker', 'Chilly Willy' and 'Oswald the Rabbit'. Soon followed stories with MGM characters, such as 'Barney Bear' and 'The Mouseketeers', and Disney comics

As for his Disney production, McSavage regularly drew stories with 'Donald Duck' from 1950, but he is best known for his stories situated on Grandma Duck's farm, featuring Grandma, Gus Goose and the mice Gus and Jaq. McSavage also illustrated 'Bongo the Circus Bear' when it appeared in its own title, as well as 'Donald Duck' stories for the Wheaties Premium Giveaways and episodes of 'Big Bad Wolf' and 'Jiminy Cricket'. McSavage stopped making comics in 1960, and started illustrating for Western's children's books, that also featured Disney, Lantz and Hanna-Barbera characters. Frank McSavage retired in 1975, and spent his final years painting.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1903
Birthplace: Bellshill, Scotland
Date of death: 1998

View a chronological listing of this creator's work



Four Color Comics (1942)

Cover Artist:
Four Color Comics (1942)

Find all books credited to Frank McSavage and another creator

Upload a headshot for this creator

Upload an image of this creator's signature

View the contribution history for this creator



© 2005-2015 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design