Author’s commentary

My goal with drawing Franky Banky comics is to create comics starring a protagonist who happens to stutter. The story lines wouldn’t revolve around his stuttering. He does everything other cartoon characters do – go on adventures, solve mysteries, run into comedic situations, fall into and out of love, etc. And he just happens to stutter.

As a fan of newspaper comics since I was a kid, it was inevitable that I’d eventually draw a newspaper comic style story arc. So this includes my passion in bodybuilding. The stuttering awareness is subtle in this story.

October 3, 2021

Daniele Rossi's artistic signature
An illustration of the author standing next to a pile of sketchbooks. Franky Banky is sitting on top reading one of the books. Ti-Ger is sneaking around the bottom.
Book cover with an illustration of Franky Banky talking on the phone

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