Walter Reed

Walt A. Reed (1917-2015)

A Memorial Celebration will be held:

Monday, April 20 at 6:00 pm

The Society of Illustrators,

128 East 63rd Street, New York City.

Illustration House is pleased to present:


Through the Eyes of a Wizard


Frank Thorne’s first-ever exhibition and sale,

March 9 – March 30, 2015,

with over 70 original works, from Red Sonja to his contemporary paintings.

Curated by Zaddick Longenbach.


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Frank Thorne started his comic career in 1948 at the age of 18, paying his dues on romance stories and titles from Tom Corbet to Twilight Zone until Robert E. Howard heroine Red Sonja came under his pen in 75, and he never looked back.

Frank came into his own with the sexy, feisty barbarian, making Sonja one of Marvels top selling titles, as well as getting one of the first conventions devoted to a single character: Sonja Con in 1976.

Frank left Sonja at its peak in 78 to create his own erotic epic Ghita, one of the first graphic novels in the history of comics. This led to other original characters, including Danger Rangerette for National Lampoon, Lann, for Heavy Metal, Ribit, and Moonshine McJugs for Playboy where his work appeared for 20 years.

At the age of 84, Frank is still in his studio working on large-scale paintings.

Frank Thorne will be in attendance for the opening along with Red Sonja incarnate Bre Shanklin!

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