Fletcher Hanks

Fletcher Hanks

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I love comics but quite often their creators are 'strange' (i.e. absolutely batsh*t). Another thing I don't like is comic fan's desperate attempt to eulogise our own, which leads to anyone who drew enough comics to collect in a trade paperback being held up as glorious despite the evidence in front of their eyes. I should (and will as it's another lyrical idea) write a song listing all the great comic book artists and how they died, in a Jim Caroll "People Who Died" style. Anyway I digress. A little bit ropey in the BVs I think but overall it kind of works. Which is enough for me. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_Hanks

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This is the story of Fletcher Hanks
Stole his 12 year old's piggy bank
Stop me if you heard this one before
Walked out the door on his family of four
Fletcher Hanks

Stardust and Fantomah
This guy was a raging loner
Big Red McLane and Space Smith
He was on a punishment trip

Drew comics during WWII
Three years later, he was through
Next heard of at age 75
Froze to death on a New York park bench
Fletcher Hanks

Stardust and Fantomah
This guy was a raging loner
Big Red McLane and Space Smith, oh yes.
He was on a punishment trip



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