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FRANK


A lost love, a murder, and a mountain that walks.

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Written and drawn by Ben Rankel.

“Ben Rankel’s FRANK is a timeless tale of money, murder and Mother Nature, powerfully told and vibrantly illustrated. Highly recommended for all fans of historical dramas.” - Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Paper Girls)

A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at all turned out how she had planned. As Eve hits the bottom she’s forced to confront her expectations when her former lover disappears under questionable circumstances. But is there something sinister at play or is she simply being obsessive and self-centred? And will she be able to put her past behind her before she finds herself buried under it?

"With FRANK, Rankel strips away the stuffiness of most historical fiction and delivers a compelling mystery full of engaging characters, set against the days leading up to the Turtle Mountain slide that buried the mining town. A must read for history, mystery and comic buffs!" -Troy Nixey (Vinegar Teeth, The Black Sinister, Trout)

 



Catch an exclusive interview with Frank writer and artist Ben Rankel over at Fox Force Five News

Hear more from Ben in this article from Avenue Calgary and in this interview with CBC's The Homestretch

Frank

Frank

AVAILABLE NOW


A lost love, a murder, and a mountain that walks.


A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at all turned out how she had planned. As Eve hits the bottom she’s forced to confront her expectations when her former lover disappears under questionable circumstances. But is there something sinister at play or is she simply being obsessive and self-centred? And will she be able to put her past behind her before she finds herself buried under it?

Written and drawn by Ben Rankel.









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"Engrossing historical fiction crafted with a pure love for the medium that shines through on every page. This no doubt marks the start of a long, lauded career."

Lonnie Nadler (author of Crave, and the Dregs)

"FRANK is a great mystery that revolves around one person’s dedication to find out the truth of what happened to their ex–all set against a backdrop of early Albertan history - The Verdict: Buy It."

Rogues Portal

"From the lush and original colors, to the captivating and perplex narrative that hooks readers in, FRANK is both faithful to a profound moment in Canadian history while still creating something new and exciting to engage comic fans who may not even care about Canadian history."

Fox Force Five News

"Frank is a gripping tale of mystery and murder."

Geek.com

"Frank is a well told story with art that perfectly suits the book. [...] Highly recommended."

We Talk Comics

CBC Books selected Frank for their Canadian summer reading list.

CBC Books

"I recommend Frank to readers who enjoy historical graphic novels or mystery novels. The artwork is beautifully drawn and is as historically accurate as possible. Further, female readers will enjoy seeing a female protagonist in the overwhelmingly male dominated historical graphic novel genre. Lastly, the short nature of the book, as well as not being text rich, will encourage reluctant readers to learn more about history."

Canadian Materials

"Frank is a stunningly original graphic novel." Listen to an interview with Ben and Alex and We Talk Comics Podcast.

We Talk Comics Podcast

Ben Rankel talks Frank in CBC's How I Wrote It.

CBC Books

An interview with Ben Rankel in the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

Rocky Mountain Outlook

"Graphic novelist brings Alberta's tragic history to life in debut, Frank"

Calgary Herald

"Murder in Alberta Explored"

Vue Weekly