Frost Illustrated was an independent weekly newspaper,[2][3] featuring "News & Views of African Americans" in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[4][5][6] Established in 1968, it was Fort Wayne's oldest weekly newspaper.[7]

Frost Illustrated
TypeWeekly newspaper
PublisherEdward N. Smith[1]
Ceased publicationOctober 2017
HeadquartersFort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Frost was a member of the National Newspaper Association, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Hoosier State Publishers Association, and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.[7]

Founded in 1968, at the outset the Frost had three competitors that catered to Fort Wayne's minority community.[8] According to Frost Illustrated publisher Edward Smith, the paper differentiated itself through photography, marketing itself as an "illustrated" paper.[8]

In 1969, African American cartoonist Grass Green drew the strip Lost Family for Frost Illustrated.[9][10][11]

The final issue of Frost Illustrated covered the weeks of October 11–24, 2017.[1] The cover story was about the new CEO of Fort Wayne's Lutheran Hospital.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rozier, William Bryant (2018-03-06). "Frost Giant". Fort Wayne Ink Spot. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  2. ^ Thomson Gale (Firm) (2006). Cities of the United States: A Compilation of Current Information on Economic, Cultural, Geographic, and Social Conditions. Thomson Gale. ISBN 978-0-7876-7372-7.
  3. ^ Christian Social Action. General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. 2000. p. 34.
  4. ^ "Thwarting 'sovereignty' movement will require less of Moor"[permanent dead link] by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel
  5. ^ Paul R. Burden (17 July 2010). A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites. Scarecrow Press. pp. 319–. ISBN 978-0-8108-7695-8.
  6. ^ "Pushing the Color Line: Race and Employment in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1933-1963". Indiana University Magazine of History. PEGGY SEIGEL
  7. ^ a b "Frost Illustrated [Fort Wayne, IN] - Indiana INTERNnet". Archived from the original on 2018-10-12.
  8. ^ a b Zuber, Connie Haas. "Cultural revolution grabbed city from all sides". Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Frost grew out of the '60s, starting in 1968, its publisher, Ed Smith, said. It originally had three competitors also providing news coverage for and about the minority community, and it chose to market itself as the illustrated paper.
  9. ^ "From "Under Cork" to Overcoming - Black Images in the Comics". Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  10. ^ The Comics Journal. Comics Journal, Incorporated. 2002. p. 32.
  11. ^ Agnieszka Biskup (1 July 2011). Obama: The Historic Election of America's 44th President. Capstone Press, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-4296-6016-7.