Frank Boyle studied illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, then worked for DC Thomson & co.publishers before moving to London.

He later produced political cartoons for
Labour Weekly, Tribune, New Statesman and many trade union journals.
Returning to Scotland, his work appeared in the Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Post and the Newcastle-based Sunday Sun.In 1991 his daily cartoon strip Pirate Pete appeared in the Daily Record.
Between 1999 and 2015 Frank drew a daily cartoon called ‘Boyling Point’ in the Edinburgh Evening News, later collected in the​ ​anthologies Boyling Point and Boyling Point 2.

A video about Franks's print of the first Edinburgh football derby in 1875

Frank's exhibition held in Edinburgh

He won the Cartoonist of the Year award at the Scottish Press Awards in 2003 and 2006.He also won the Trophee d’Honneur at the Tourcoing Cartoon Festival in France .
A major exhibition of his cartoons from the Edinburgh Evening News was held at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh
His cartoons have featured on the BBC Newsnight programme and appeared in The Gathering Place, a BBC documentary on the building of the Scottish Parliament and in Ken Loach’s film Carla’s Song.
Frank also worked as a stand-up comic on the Scottish circuit under the name Frank Quinn.

One of Frank’s cartoons was bought by the National Galleries of Scotland for their permanent collection of drawings. He also had commissions from clients including  Scottish Amicable, IBM, Bank of Scotland, BBC Scotland, Wark Clements, National Library of Scotland, Hibernian FC, Royal Lyceum Theatre,  Friends of the Earth Scotland, Unison Scotland
He recently held classes in architectural drawing and painting for Glasgow City Heritage Trust.
Frank’s latest publication is ‘Bus People’ a visual essay in ink, portraying people he observed on Glasgow’s public transport. Frank’s work can be purchased online from these sites:
... or at the Scottish Design Exchange shop in Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

Frank Boyle Napoli Cafe Glasgow Installation

Frank was commissioned to create a mural for Cafe Napoli in Stockwell Street, Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions

2008 City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2009 Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, Glasgow
2010 English Speaking Union, Edinburgh
2011 Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling
2012 Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
2013 Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch
2013 Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
2013 Southblock, Glasgow
2014 Scottish Parliament


2003 Hooray for Holyrood
2006 Boyling Point
2011 Boyling Point 2

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