100 Illustrators that all Illustrators should know: #14
Franklin Booth (1874-1948)
Country: United States
Famous for: Scribners, Harpers, Posters, Book Illustrations
Influenced: James Montgomery Flagg, Dean Cornwell, Milton Caniff, Bernie Wrightson, Roy Krenkel, Frank Cho
Influenced by: Gustave Doré, Albrecht Durer, Woodcuts
Franklin Booth, like Charles Dana Gibson and James Montgomery Flagg is one of the most well-known master Pen & Ink illustrators of his day. Booth illustrated for numerous publications, books, posters and advertisements. He developed a style that imitated wood or metal engravings, but with thousands of perfectly-placed lines with ink. Because of his inking style, Booth has had a very profound impact on modern comic artists and their work, with such talented illustrators such as Bernie Wrightson, Roy Krenkel and Frank Cho being heavily influenced by it.