Tony Franco started freelancing in 1978, while attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice. While there he was inspired to develop a comic strip LIBERTERIA. In 1984, he started working for the Star Line of Marvel Comics. He was the writer on HUGGA-BUNCH and POPPLES, as well as FLINTSTONE KIDS and FOOFUR. He provided artwork for a book based on the comic strip Heathcliff. When Marvel editor, Sid Jacobson moved to Harvey Comics, Tony helped write for THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK book. Also he illustrated for DC Comics BUGS BUNNY magazine. In the early 90’s, Tony went to California to work for DIC Animation Studio doing character designs for CAMP CANDY TV series. Tony was then called in to develop properties and characters for NY licensing agent, Joe Pellegrino, for clients including CHAMPAGNE CAT, CHIP ‘N’ COOKIE for Famous Amos, and SNEAKERS music group. Tony is still a proud member of the Graphic Artists Guild.
Animation, Caricature, Cartoon, Digital, Logo Design, Concept Art
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Family, Fantasy, Holidays, Licensing, Music, Toys & Games, Vintage / Retro