Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Frank Forte announces Comic Con Exclusive silkscreen prints

Frank Forte announces Comic Con Exclusive silkscreen prints


Hi everyone--I'm just promoting my new exclusive Silk Screen prints for Comic Con-( this is my second post--is it cool to self promote here?)

anyway--I'll be at Booth #1528 (next to Heavy Metal Magazine)


Frank Forte announces Comic Con Exclusive silkscreen prints


The Cartoon Cat is a 6 color silkscreen print, printed at Family Industries by master printer Old Dirty Joe----Limited to 100 copies--signed and numbered with a thumbprint on the back--sells for $100.00 each



Molly's Nightmare is a 4 color silkscreen print, printed at Family Industries--Limited to 50 copies--signed and numbered with a thumbprint on the back--sells for $100.00 each




here's a little about my company and booth--

Asylum Press / Frank Forte


Artist and publisher Frank Forte (Artist on Bob's Burgers TV Show and comic book, La Luz de Jesus Gallery) will be signing comics, prints and original art all weekend.  Frank's credits include Heavy Metal, Lego:Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Out, Zombie Terrors, Warlash and Despicable Me 2. The booth will be featuring exclusive convention multi-color silkscreened prints, comic book pages, laser prints and original art.  Publisher Asylum Press will be featuring all new Fearless Dawn comics (Eye of The Beholder, Hard Times and In Outer Space) as well as a backlist of comics and graphic novels including: EEEK!, Asylum of Horrors, Steve Mannion Sketchbooks, Warlash, Satan's Circus of H$ll.  Cosplayer Loretta Vamps will be at the booth all weekend in various costumes including Fearless Dawn.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Damsel in Distress--When Good Toons Go Bad-The Villains of Animation

Damsel in Distress
18"x 24" (20" x 26" Framed in ornate black frame)
Acrylic, ink and charcoal on board
Frank Forte 2014
$900
When Good Toons Go Bad-The Villains of Animation

Contact: Phillip Graffham

Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks CA 91423

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Four Fingers of Death-Arch Enemy Arts-Small Wonders Group Show

Four Fingers of Death
Acrylic and ink on Board
10" x 8"
$250.00 SOLD
Arch Enemy Arts-Small Wonders Group Show


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New paintings at The Coaster Show-La Luz De Jesus

I have 4 paintings in The Coaster Show at la Luz De Jesus--a little late in posting--the last day (Closing Party) is tomorrow--but you can still check it out

Frank Forte
"eXXXposing Betty"
Acrylic and ink on card stock
4"x4"
$150.00-SOLD

Frank Forte
"Psychosexual Neuropathy"
Acrylic and ink on card stock
4"x4"
$100.00 SOLD

Frank Forte
"Run, Molly, Run!"
Acrylic and ink on card stock
4"x4"
$100.00 SOLD


Frank Forte
"Skull Release and Ego Madness"
Acrylic and ink on card stock
4"x4"
$100.00 SOLD



Where:
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90027


Contact Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667. Email: info@laluzdejesus.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My art exhibit at La Luz de Jesus Gallery--Opening August 1st 2014


Here's the press release for my show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Frank

Bob’s Burgers and Despicable Me 2 artist has first feature exhibit at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Frank Forte, a storyboard and comic book artist and comics publisher at Asylum Press, will be showing eight new paintings as part of the Laluzapalooza Jury Winners which coincides with José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ Profanity Pop exhibit.  Frank will be attending the opening from 8-11pm.

July 31, 2014 – (Los Angeles, CA) Frank Forte, whose film and TV credits include Bob’s BurgersDespicable Me 2, and LEGO: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Out, announces his first feature exhibit at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

“I’m influenced by classic black and white cartoons, old comic books and advertising art from the 1930’s through the 1950’s”, explains Frank Forte, “I’ve taken all of these influences and attempted to capture a vintage feeling as well as incorporate modern themes of pop culture and surrealism.”

The other Laluzapalooza Jury Winners featured are: Allison ‘Hueman’ Torneros, JINX, Katherine Brannock and Sean Stepanoff.

Where:
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90027


Contact Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667. Email: info@laluzdejesus.com

When:
Artist reception: Friday, August 1st; 8-11PM
The show runs August 1 – 31, 2014

For more info click here:

Quotes
“If Tex Avery and Salvador Dali had birthed a child at Fleisher Studios, it might have heralded the arrival of Frank Forte. Frank is an animator by trade and an independent comic book publisher by choice. His quirky sensibilities are funneled through an encyclopaedic knowledge of humor illustration that is tributary but also entirely unique”
--La Luz De Jesus Gallery

“--nightmarish cartoons—“
--Hi-Fructose Blog

 Frank Forte’s website

About Frank Forte
Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Some of the shows Frank has worked on include: Bob's Burgers, Despicable Me 2, LEGO: Star Wars, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, Lego Hero Factory, Lego Bionicle:The Legend Reborn, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI, Re-Animated Pilot (Out of Jimmy’s Head), The Mr. Men Show, Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (DVD-2009), Lego Clutch Powers 4D ride at Legoland and Lego Atlantis. Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press, an indy graphic novel and comic book publisher. Since its inception in 1999, Frank’s work in comics includes: Heavy Metal Magazine, The Vampire Verses, Warlash, Fearless Dawn, Satan’s Powder Room and many more.

About La Luz De Jesus Gallery
 La Luz de Jesus Gallery was established in 1986 as the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire, considered largely responsible for fostering a new school of California art and prompting JUXTAPOZ Magazine to dub him "the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow." Showcasing mainly figurative, narrative paintings and unusual sculpture, the exhibitions are post-pop with content ranging from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery's objective is to bring underground art and counter-culture to the masses. Past shows have been groundbreaking, launching unknown artists who have since become famous, such as Manual Ocampo, Joe Coleman, and Robert Williams. La Luz de Jesus Gallery is widely considered the birthplace of pop-surrealism.











Friday, July 11, 2014

new painting--Crazy Face and the Brain Popper

New painting for La Luz de Jesus Aug. 2014 show



Frank Forte – Crazy Face and the Brain Popper

Frank Forte – Crazy Face and the Brain Popper

Frank Forte – Crazy Face and the Brain Popper

Frank Forte – Crazy Face and the Brain Popper

Frank Forte – Crazy Face and the Brain Popper

Frank Forte – Crazy Face and the Brain Popper, Acrylic and ink on board 2014, 9.5 x 12 in. (11.5 x 14 in. framed), $500.00

to purchase go here:

Artofficial: A Lesson in Protocol

Artofficial: A Lesson in Protocol


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New painting

This is a recent painting I did for the LA Municipal Art Gallery Group Show 2014.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Paintings for the 6X6 art show at PHONE BOTH GALLERY-Long Beach CA

Here are the 4 paintings I did for the 6X6 show at Phone Booth gallery




The Opening is sat. April 5th and runs though April.  All paintings are for sale through Phone Booth gallery

Phone Booth Gallery 
2533 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Open Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm
562.415.8822

Here's the poster/flyer