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    Fran Matera Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. George Brenner Type: Ghost Name
  2. Francis A. Matera Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Francis A. Family name: Matera


  1. Correspondence Art Institute ? to ?


  1. F. M. [generic]
  2. FM [generic]
  3. Fran Matera [generic]
  4. Matera [generic]

Art Influences:

Fran Matera (b. 1924) stated influences by:
  1. Milton Caniff (b. 1907)
  2. Al Capp (b. 1909)
  3. Bud Fisher (b. 1885)
  4. Hal Foster (b. 1892)
  5. Alex Raymond (b. 1909)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Hi-Life (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1958
    Employer Name : Wilmot Enterprises, Inc.
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Fran Matera did artwork for the magazine Hi-Life (Wilmot Enterprises, Inc., 1958 series) sometime during 1958. Details are currently not known.


  1. Ghosted for - George Brenner (b. 1908)
    Notes: Fran Matera was hired by George Brenner to be a ghost artist for his work due to Brenner's increased workload as an editor for Quality Comics starting about 1942.
  2. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Matera did some pencil and ink filler comic story work for the studio briefly during 1943.