Saturday, June 28, 2008

Metal Fighter

NIU alumni unite years down the line...My art, Alex's arm:

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rise and shine, trim the horns...

Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth really impressed me, I'm looking forward to his second Hellboy flick. Mike Mignola's color palate, inky dark shadows, and creature design up on the big screen...July 11th.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ltd. Magazine Article

Small 2 pager in the summer 2K8 edition of LTD magazine. I get extra sensitive and dive into my youth and early influences. There is a pic of 1 of the 4 art prints I'm working on for a show in Portland this Fall (Below Punch in the Face Cover). Please check it out then dust off your official light saber replica.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

1 of 25 paintings I need to scan...

© Wizards of the Coast

Lock Groove

What is it that keeps us from our full potential? How many nights will I sit and think of change only to repeat the same lap around the track the next day? We all could use some change. There's not a wall in sight...just distractions that drain. It's time to set them aside, rip them in half and bury them in the dirt. This is meant to be read as motivation, for me and anyone who could use it.

No more. No need to wait for New Years. It's Wednesday June 18th.

(Image above: Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer destroying cowardly weak stuff)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Later to the intro, Later to the outro...

© Wizards of the Coast

Monday, June 16, 2008

On Smart Days-

Please Check out this New video for one of my favorite Optiganally Yours songs:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

John Cebollero Sketchbook

John Cebollero Sketchbook, originally uploaded by Mike Sutfin.

I ordered this sketchbook from his website. Originally made for the NYC comicon and it showed up with this really great! sketch on the back.


I posted a youtube clip of Mk-Ultra playing at the Fireside not long ago. I found out yesterday Kirk, one of the founding memebers will be doing an interview live this Sunday (June 15th, 7PM (CST)). I assume he will be talking about all things MK-Ultra. Check it out: Listen

Mk_Ultra Myspace

Mk-Ultra practiced in my basement for awhile shortly after I graduated from NIU. I would be working on Magic cards or something while the house shook and vibrated beneath me. It wasn't too bad tho...they mostly just ate pizza and made jokes all day. Kirk was always really supportive of me and I have never forgotten that.

(Rt. Side Kirk, left side Frank)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sorry, Skateboarding is dead...

Laugh now pal, it's the future...

(N8) Van Dyke x IronMan

Oh man, run over to N8's website and check out the concept art he just posted for the new Iron Man video game. It's rare we get to see the drawings and concept art like this. Which kinda sucks because there's so much nice stuff.

N8 Van Dyke

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Old-New Star Wars Essential Guidebook

I was looking thru some dusty old files I had burned to CD in 2K2 today. It's slightly troubling that we now have digital-memories to come across in a drawer. I wonder if someday these CDs will be unable to be read by a contemporary computer? Anyway...I was thinking about how I felt after finishing 120+ color Illustrations for the Star Wars New Essential Guide to Characters. I felt like I had been thru an Illustration Marathon. I really did put my heart into that thing. To think at one point I was planning on inking them all! (only two pieces were inked, Darth Vader and 4-Lom). Working from home as a freelancer, nobody sees how hard you are working, they don't feel the long 16 hour days, the late night pots of coffee. This can be a rough job but I'm so glad I have stuck it out. After the long SW project ended, the money I made allowed me to move to San Diego, California where I only knew one person. I can still see that sunset as we left Illinois around 5 PM, my cat Randall (R.I.P.) and I in a truck pointing west.

Just looking at these two pictures is stressful. They were taken a few moments after finishing the last illustration for the Star Wars book (I was asked to do a last minute illustration of Admiral Akbar).

I had planned to do a special zine showcasing some of the sketches I did. The Author Daniel Wallace even agreed to do it! Unfortunately, I had problems with a printer and it got shelfed.


How can I get these?