Born: 1896 January 2 in Port Chester, New York, United States

Died: 1970 August 1 in Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Biography: "Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Lank Leonard" in The Stripper's Guide blog post, Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2018_02_04_archive.html, retrieved 12 February 2018).
The Schenectady Gazette (New York) newspaper, April 14, 1934.
The Knickerbocker News (Albany, New York) newspaper, March 5, 1951.
The Tarrytown Daily News (New York) newspaper, July 23, 1953.
The New York Times, August 4, 1970 (obituary).

Art editor for local school newspaper, circa 1914.
Attended Eastman Gaines Business College from 1914-1915.
Drafted into army in 1917, discharged 1918-12-14.
While working as a bookkeeper for the RBMB&N Company in Port Chester, New York, Leonard did cartoons for the plant newspaper/magazine, circa 1916 onwards.
Sportswriting and sports cartoons for the Port Chester Daily Item newspaper, 192X-XX-XX ? - ?
Sports cartoonist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1922-12-27, 1922-12-29 known.
Sports themed cartoons for the George Matthews Adams Syndicate, 1925-XX-XX - 1934-XX-XX.
Sports cartoon published by the Schenectady Gazette, 1926-11-05.
Sports themed cartoons for The New York Sun, late 1920s, early 1930s?
Sports themed cartoons for The New York Telegram, late 1920s, early 1930s?
Sports themed cartoons for Ring Magazine (1922 series), late 1920s, early 1930s?
Staff sports cartoonist and feature writer for the Schenectady Gazette, 1934-04-16 - 1936 ?

Syndicated comic:
Hector Hicks daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1933-XX-XX - 1933-XX-XX (Syndicated and original art known to exist, but unknown if published by any newspapers).
Mickey Finn daily and Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1936-04-06 - 1968 (when retired per Don Markstein's Toonopedia) or 1970-11-29 (per Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay).


Name:

    Lank Leonard Type: Pen Name

Other Names:

  1. Francis Edward Leonard Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Francis Edward Family name: Leonard
  2. Frank E. Leonard Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Frank E. Family name: Leonard

Schools:

  1. Art Students League of New York ? to ?

    Notes: "Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Lank Leonard" in The Stripper's Guide blog post, Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2018_02_04_archive.html, retrieved 12 February 2018).

  2. Academy of Fine Arts [Chicago] ? to 1925 ?

    Notes: "Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Lank Leonard" in The Stripper's Guide blog post, Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2018_02_04_archive.html, retrieved 12 February 2018).


Signatures:

  1. Lank Leonard [generic]

Art Influences:

Lank Leonard (b. 1896) stated influences by:
  1. Rudolph Dirks (b. 1877)
  2. Winsor McCay (b. 1869)
  3. Frederick Burr Opper (b. 1857)
  4. R. F. Outcault (b. 1863)
Influences by Lank Leonard (b. 1896) were stated by:
  1. Tony DiPreta (b. 1921)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: ? (movie) - Role: animator - Years: 1925?; 1926?
    Employer Name : J.R. Bray Productions
    Notes: Unknown what animated shorts worked on; possibles include Dinky Doodle (1924–1926), Un-Natural History (1925–1927), Hot Dog Cartoons (1926–1927), and/or A McDougall Alley Comedy (1926–1928).