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Tribes of Kai Pin-up – Work in Progress

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Frank Cho Tribes of Kai, Daren Bader, Flesk Publications, pin-up art
Frank Cho Tribes of Kai pin-up art preliminary. Click to view full image

We got hit with an unexpected snow storm on Valentine’s Day evening. I actually had to park in my neighbor’s driveway at the bottom of the hill since my van couldn’t make up the slippery hill and onto my driveway. Anyway, it’s a good weather to bundle up in the studio and get some work done.

I have several projects on my plate right right now. I’m jumping around a bit. Here’s one of the projects that I’m working on. Something completely different and fun. My tall skinny buddy, Daren Bader, has a new project out that he just finished and about to put out called Tribes of Kai. It’s about a tribe of cat-like people going to war against the tribe of reptile-looking people. The book’s being published by Flesk Publications this summer. I haven’t read it since it’s not completely lettered but it’s gorgeous. The entire book is painted in oil paint. (I think.) It’s moody and dynamic. And I simply can’t wait to read it.

Daren asked me if I can do a pin-up for his book which I jumped at the chance. Here’s the pin-up that I just sketched out. I’m gonna try to ink it this week when I have time to really focus on it. And I hope it’s half as good as Daren’s artwork in Tribes of Kai.

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FRANK CHO

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Tribes of Kai

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Frank Cho Tribes of Kai, Lance HaunRogue, Daren Bader, Flesk Publications, pin-up art
Frank Cho Tribes of Kai pin-up art. Click to view full image

Here’s the pin-up that I just drew for my buddy’s new book, Tribes of Kai. It’s a beautifully painted graphic novel that pits the great cat tribes against the reptile tribes. It’s written by Lance HaunRogue and stunningly painted by Daren Bader.

I haven’t read it since the lettering wasn’t finished, but I did see all the painted pages and they are gorgeous. I believe it took Daren Bader several years to complete this book. He painted during his free time after he got off of his regular job. Now that’s dedication.

Tribes of Kai will be Kickstarted and published by Flesk Publications soon.

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FRANK CHO

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Mouse Guard Pin-Up

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Frank Cho MOUSE GUARD pin-up
Frank Cho: MOUSE GUARD pin-up. Click to view full image.

Hot off my drawing table! I just finished this watercolor piece for Baltimore Comic Con Yearbook, celebrating David Petersen’s fantastic and whimsical Mouse Guard. It’s been awhile since I did watercolor but I think this piece turned out okay. (Watercolor and brown ink on illustration board.) You can buy this special Mouse Guard art book at Baltimore Comic Con in September.

Now, that’s out of the way. I can focus back on my Hulk work for Marvel and couple of commissions for San Diego Comicon. Since I don’t have a new sketchbook this year, I’ll be bringing bunch of original art to sell at the show – Mostly Marvel covers and other published work.

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FRANK CHO

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