Author:Frank Ver Beck

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Frank Ver Beck sometimes signed 'VERBECK' (all caps without clear break).

Known credits including secondary sources: F. Verbeck, Frank Verbeck, Frank VerBeck, Frank Ver Beck. As of 2016-08-05 all works in the database are credited as by "Frank Ver Beck".

sometimes with a Notes on various name-forms, as P578266
Cosmopolitan, May 1908, credits [where?] him as 'VerBeck' where the signature is 'VERBECK' (non-genre content, where his work may be a recurring Cosmopolitan feature)

--Pwendt|talk 19:49, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Verbeck and Verbeek

WARNING 2019-11-01. "Frank Verbeck" is now in the database as a pseudonym of Ver Beck's contemporary and compatriate illustrator and cartoonist Gustave Verbeek (born Verbeck, legal name unknown). That represents mistaken attribution, by misreading of the signature "Verbeek" (script) --earliest known in the 1968 Dover republication of 1900 collection Donegal Fairy Stories T1177323.
Disambiguation will be necessary if genuine credit to Ver Beck as Verbeck is added to the database. --Pwendt|talk 18:28, 1 November 2019 (EDT)
On second thought, that is nothing to disambiguate; latterday credits as "Frank Verbeck" do intend the illustrator Frank Ver Beck.
Known signatures of Verbeek:
  • Verbeek ; G. Verbeek (two cursive script)
  • VERBEEK ; G VERBEEK ; GUSTAVE VERBEEK (three block capitals)
Known signatures of Frank Ver Beck (from memory):
  • VERBECK ; VER BECK (two block capitals)
--Pwendt|talk 19:07, 1 November 2019 (EDT)

Just So Stories

Frank Ver Beck was the original illustrator of several "Just So" Stories by Rudyard Kipling; that is, the illustrator of the first published version.

Certainly Ver Beck illustrated "Rudyard Kipling's New Animal Stories" (per the April 1900 magazine cover) published in The Ladies Home Journal, April to June 1900. He may have illustrated all of those published in that US monthly magazine, 1900 to 1902.

Those are 7 of the 12 stories collected in 1902, here numbered according to layout in the 1902 collection. See the 1st US ed. Contents (selected 2016 because that ISFDB publication record gives contents with page numbers in sequence).

--complete in the database

Illlustrators of earliest publications
  1. Oliver Herford
  2. Herford
  3. Herford
  4. LHJ 1901-10, Ver Beck -- (reprinted, Pearson 1902-04 )
  5. LHJ 1900-04, Ver Beck (as first of three Rudyard Kipling's New Animal Stories; 11 small illus.) -- (reprinted, Windsor 1902-02 )
  6. LHJ 1900-06, Ver Beck
  7. LHJ 1900-05, Ver Beck
  8. LHJ 1901-12, ?
  9. Lawson Wood
  10. LHJ 1902-07, ?
  11. LHJ 1902-10, ?

The first three were first published in St. Nicholas 1897/98 with illustrations by Oliver Herford; #9 (How the Alphabet Was Made) first published in the collection, illus. by Kipling; and #10 first published in Pearson's Magazine 1902-08, illus. by Lawson Wood.

As of 2016-07-24 the database includes early publications of Just So Stories only as located in online e-copies of the magazines. That now includes none of the LHJ publications, but stories #4 and #5 with illustrations by Ver Beck are in the database because those were reprinted by British monthlies.

--Pwendt|talk 00:34, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Stories not in the 1902 collection

13. 1903-08-29 and 1903-09 ("simultaneous"), Charles Livingston Bull and L. Raven-Hill
14. 1935, ?

--Pwendt|talk 19:35, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

For those earliest publications in the database (), publication records contain either hyperlinks to or descriptions of their locations in online digital copies of the bound volumes. --Pwendt|talk 13:06, 6 December 2019 (EST)