illustration ©2003 Frank Stack

illustration ©1992 Frank Stack



Born in Houston, Texas on Halloween, 1937, Frank Stack initially gained fame in the 1960s under the pseudonym “Foolbert Sturgeon.” In 1962, he produced what is generally credited as the first underground comic book, The Adventures of Jesus. He continues to create comics work, but is also a painter and a tenured Professor of Art at the University of Missouri. Published work includes The New Adventures of Jesus, Dr. Feelgood, Dorman’s Doggie, Etchings and Lithographs by Frank Stack, Naked Glory and Our Cancer Year written by Joyce Brabner and Harvey Pekar. Frank’s speculation in comics on the death of Shakespeare, originally done for Blab! was reprinted in Rosebud 25.

Rosebud Issue #25
136 pages, $7