Jason Franks is a well-known Australian writer and artist who has also acted as a publisher. Franks only drew comics because it was the best way for him to get them done and is most respected for his abilities as an editor and writer.
Franks primarily works in the horror genre and first came to attention with his black and white horror anthology Kagemono, which was drawn by a variety of artists. Among his notable creations is the ultraviolent detective McBlack and the family of urban satanists the Sixsmiths (co-created with artist J. Marc Schmidt), both of which show his black humour. While Franks relied on Schmidt to illustrate volume one he chose to enlist an array of notable artists to handle each chapter and pencilled the opening and closing chapters.
In 2012 Franks edited Terra Magazine for Black House Comics contributing the strips Gormand Go and Shadowmance.
Other notable works are the comic The Left Hand Path (co-created with Paul Abstruse), and the character Princess (co-created with J. Scherpenhuizen) as part of the SuperAustralians anthology.