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My contribution for 2011 Monsters And Dames art book

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Lizard Monster and Dame, art by Frank Cho
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Although the comic book convention season is over for me, I’ve been busy preparing for next year’s conventions.

Here is my contribution for 2011 Emerald City Comicon’s Monsters And Dames art book. The final image will be beautifully colored and will be posted at a later date. And yes, I will be attending the Emerald City Comicon. I’ll post my full 2011 comic book convention schedule once I finalize all the dates.

Emerald City Comicon will be held on March 4-6 in Seattle, Washington.

For more info go to: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com


Frank Cho

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Frank’s Entertainment

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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FRANK CHO – Art Books – click to enlarge

People often ask me what I like to read or watch. Well, I enjoy lot of things. My taste in entertainment is all over the map. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough free time to enjoy my books and movies like I did, but I do try to make time whenever I can.

Here’s my current list of books and movies that I’ve been enjoying lately:

BOOKS:

* William Bouguereau by Damien Bartoli and Frederick Ross.
Bouguereau is one of my favorite artists of all times. And it’s about time that someone finally put out a massive tome(s) on this master painter. This is a two book set that covers everything you want to know about Bouguereau. This book set is a must for all art lovers. It’s expensive as hell but well worth the price.
* Secret Agent Corrigan X-9, Volume 2 by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin.
Al Williamson is the best action adventure artist who has ever graced the newspaper pages. Period. I’m just in awe every time I open this book. Al took the very best of Alex Raymond, Noel Sickles and Roy Crane and made it his own. His style is dynamic and graceful with the right amount of black to accent the scene and figures. Volume One is good. But it’s in Volume Two where Al Williamson started operating on all cylinders and never looked back.
* A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
A fun imaginative high adventure book. One of my favorite Burroughs books… More news later on this.
* Starring Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies.
I love it that Jeremy Brett who I believe is the best Sherlock Holmes actor I’ve seen is on the cover. This book is informative and delightful with lots of photos and art. A must for all Sherlock Holmes movies and TV show fans out there.
* The Sherlock Holmes Companion by Daniel Smith.
One of my surprise acquisitions from Australia. A fun informative book on Sherlock Holmes stories and their history.

MOVIES:

*The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Read by David Timson (Audio Book.)
Listening it to it now. Enjoying it.
* The Big Bang Theory, Season 4
Fun sitcom to listen to while drawing.
*Fringe, Season 3
The twists and turns in this story of war between the two universes are crazy and addictive. John Noble who plays Walter Bishop simply steals every scene he’s in.
* Laurel & Hardy, The Essential Collection
Finally, a proper treatment to the greatest comedy duo of American cinema. One of very few acts who successfully jumped from the silent films to the talkies.
* The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Extended Edition Blu-Ray
I love this trilogy. This trilogy makes Star Wars trilogy look like utter crap, although George Lucas had a heavy had in ruining the Star Wars franchise for me. I literally watch this Lord of The Rings trilogy 3- 4 times a year. Great source of inspiration. Peter Jackson and the WETA team simply created magic here.


Frank Cho

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Books for Father’s Day

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

FRANK CHO  Father's Day Books
FRANK CHO – Father’s Day Books – click to enlarge

Happy Father’s Day, you breeders! Every year, I like to treat myself nicely on this day, usually with books and movies. This year is no different. This weekend, I went out and bought myself bunch of books.

These three books are currently on top of my read pile.

*THE COMPLETE TORPEDO, Volume 5 by Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet.
I love Torpedo. I first came across it when I was a kid in middle school and was hooked ever since. I love these O. Henry type short stories with morally gray characters and clever twist endings. Some of the stories get dark and brutal at times, but Jordi Bernet’s lush brush work makes them palatable and endearing.

*AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Volume 3 by Scott Synder, Rafael Albuquerque, and Sean Murphy.
I’m a huge horror fan. I love a good vampire story and I ain’t talking about those gay-ass sparkling Seattle kind either. I’ve read the first 2 volumes of American Vampire and liking it so far. Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque are adding another exciting branch to the already full vampire mythology tree. I can’t wait to see where this book leads.

*THE SIXTH GUN, Book 1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt.
I just started reading this, so I don’t have a clue what this is about. What I’ve read so far is pretty entertaining. This book came highly recommended by a friend of mine who has similar taste in comics as I. It looks like a fun twist on the western-supernatural genre.

That’s all for now. Have a great Father’s Day, everyone.


Frank Cho

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