Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New York Comic Con 2011

As most of you know, I'm really bad at maintaining any kind of online presence. As most of you know, also, this past weekend was the annual New York City Comic Con. It was crazy bananas on ecstasy.

To give you an idea of the awesomeness that abounded, check out my buddy Michael Lapinski's latest post on his blog Paws As Hands. Aside from having a cool name, it's a gold mine of advice and enthusiasm for comics artists and artists in general. So go on and read it already.

- F

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Liefeld and Mignola

Following a series of links, I came upon this post on Rob Liefeld's site.

"... way back in 1991 while I was writing and drawing X-Force and the schedule was getting heavy and after the initial 7 issues I needed a break. X-Men editor Bob Harras had some potential fill-in artists in mind, one of which was Mike Mignola whose work I loved. Bob wanted me to stay on as layout artist for the issue as well as provide a framing sequence to keep the flow of the book."

As usual, Mignola did a stellar job creating dense atmosphere and an evocative story. What I find most interesting about this is where Mignola departed from Liefeld's ideas: rather than going with dramatic angles that Liefeld suggested, Mignola used simple designs and focused more on composition, spot blacks and shadows. It's not often that we get a look at how two radically different artists approach the same material.

"Funny note, afterwards Mike told me he never, ever draws downshots, or anything from a bird’s eye view. You’ll see that he adjusts anytime I call for a downshot."

I highly recommend checking out the other pages Liefeld posted.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Where I've been

It's been a long while since I last posted anything. Been busy working on various comic projects. Once I have more concrete things, I'll post them here. For now, go to my other blog to see what's crawling around in my noggin.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Rorschach Pin Up

Rorschach pin up. Prints will be available at the upcoming MoCCA Fest in NYC, April 9th and 10th at the Lexington Avenue Armory. I'll be at booth H2 with Nik Moore and Dondi J. I'll also have zombie prints, Batman, zombie Batman, along with copies of popular horror anthology Zombie Bomb.

Preorder tickets to the fest.

Rorschach © DC Entertainment
Artwork © Frank Reynoso, Apr. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Friday, April 01, 2011

Zombie Prints at MoCCA Fest 2011

This pin up opened Zombie Bomb #4, Dark Daze.

This pin up will appear in a future issue of Zombie Bomb. Both will be available as 11 x 17 prints at the MoCCA Fest April 9th and 10th. Booth H2.

© Frank Reynoso, Mar. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rorschach Commission

Rorschach commission.

Full color, 11 x 17 prints of this will be available at this year's MoCCA Fest in NYC on April 9th and 10th. I'll be at booth H2 along with same size prints of Batman, Zombie Batman and others. Preorder your tickets!

Rorschach © DC Entertainment
Art work © Frank Reynoso, Mar. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Zombie Batman Pin Up

My take on the undead caped crusader. This will be available as an 11 x 17 print at this year's MoCCA Fest. Order your passes now before the dark knight eats you.

Batman © DC Entertainment
Artwork © Frank Reynoso, Mar. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Friday, March 25, 2011

Batman Pin Up

Prints of this pin up will be available at MoCCA Fest, April 9th and 10th.

Batman © DC Entertainment
Image © Frank Reynoso, Mar. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zombie Batman Comission

A commission for a friend: Zombie Batman.

Fully colored prints of this one will be available at MoCCA Fest 2011.

Batman © DC Comics
© Frank Reynoso, Mar. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Monday, March 21, 2011

On the drawing board

Working on this Batman pin up for the upcoming MoCCA Fest.

Batman © DC Comics
Art © Frank Reynoso, Mar. 2011
, All Rights Reserved

Friday, March 11, 2011

Face Reality

Here's a peek at the satire "Face Reality" with art work by yours truly and written by the uber-talented Adam McGovern of Dr. Id and the popular anthology series Pood Comics.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why Kickstarter May Save Independent Comic Books: Q&A With Author Mark Andrew Smith

Mark Andrew Smith and Matthew Weldon are at it again with a new installment of the kickass comic New Brighton Archeological Society. This time around they're raising money through Kickstarter. Below is a Wired Magazine Q&A with the writer.

And while you're at it, read their first book at their site.

Why Kickstarter May Save Independent Comic Books: Q&A With Author Mark Andrew Smith

By Dave Banks

When we first read The New Brighton Archeological Society two years ago, we immediately recognized what a great story was being told. Finally, here was an all ages graphic novel that treated kids intelligently and was really entertaining at the same time.

So we were surprised to see that the sequel was going to require some Kickstarter funding to get going. Surely a critical darling like The New Brighton Archeological Society didn’t need funding to get off the ground, did it? To find out more, we asked the book’s author, Mark Andrew Smith, about the New Brighton saga, Kickstarter, and the state of all ages’ books today.


New Brighton Archeological Society Image © Mark Andrew Smith, Mar. 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Soilwork Pin Up for Nuclear Blast and Terminal Press Comic

Pin up for the upcoming Soilwork comic by Nuclear Blast and Terminal Press.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Art Opening: Artists Against the War

This one is for those who'll be in NYC tomorrow night:

The Society of Illustrators in NYC is having a killer art opening tomorrow night: Artists Against the War, featuring art work by such great artists as Peter Kuper, Steve Brodner and Lynne Foster
. You can also pick up a copy of their awesome book.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Zombie Pin-up For Zombie Bomb #3, Dark Daze by Terminal Press

The holidays sent me into such a tailspin that I forgot to post this way back in December. I did this pin-up for Zombie Bomb #4, Dark Daze, which debuted last month. The comic features new works by your favorite creators Adam Miller, Rich Woodall, Keith McCleary, Josh Morrissette and me. Grab your own copy of it and while you're at it, order a copy of Zombie Bomb #3, Highly Contagious that has the comic "NecRomancer" written by Keith McCleary and drawn by me.

The great folks at Terminal Press also used my zombie pin-up as part of their promo for the debut of Zombie Bomb! #4, Dark Daze.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Spider-man Commission

Commissioned Spider-man piece for my good friend Rebecca Giordano.
Bad luck with women, lack of money, corny sense of humor, and really cool super powers: what's not to love of Spider-man. It was fun to do something with one of my favorite superheroes.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cover for The Indypendent #160, All We Need is Hate

Here's the original illustration I did for the latest issue of The Indypendent.

And here's the version that hit the streets. The feature article by Arun Gupta shows how violence is an integral part of the right wing's rhetoric.

Work in Progress, Zombie Figure

Inked this piece shortly before the holiday maelstrom. Still need to hammer out the textured background and do some possible touch ups.

© Frank Reynoso, Jan. 2011, All Rights Reserved

Cartoons with a punch

Cartoon by Zunar.

A buddy sent me this link. Cartoon Movement is a really cool site that collects political cartoons and is open for submission.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Recently Read

Laymon's disturbing and horrific novel The Woods are Dark charges with exciting twists and turns but there was - I never I'd ever say this - too much needless sex and nudity. A decent read for those with strong stomachs.

Dick's The Cosmic Puppets is a far-reaching novel that begins with an odd mystery and leads to a startling look at our place in the cosmos. He spins this yarn without losing the reader. A definite recommendation.

Monday, January 03, 2011

ZombieBombTV Season 1 Finale

The wild and awesome folks at Zombie Bomb! just posted their latest video by Tom Bennett featuring creators Adam Miller, Keith McCleary, Rob Dukes, Andrew Houle, Josh Morrissette, Brian Ferrara, Jessica Ferrara and yours truly at the New York City Comic Con!