Monday, July 18, 2016

My latest Kickstarter for 2 new limited edition prints is LIVE!

My latest Kickstarter for 2 new limited edition prints is LIVE!



Hi. I work in comics and animation. I've worked on the Bob's Burgers TV Show (& comic book),Despicable Me 2, Insidious 4, the upcoming EMOJI MOVIE (Sony) and Lego:Star Wars the Empire Strikes Out among others. I also draw comics for Heavy Metal Magazine and Bob's Burgers & Brickleberry among others.
I'm attempting to fund TWO BRAND NEW LIMITED EDITION silk screen Fine Art prints. "THE THRILLING MYSTERY" and "THE LUSTING OF LILLIE MAE".  We also have less expensive laser prints as available as well.
Thanks for supporting.
Frank Forte

Friday, July 15, 2016

Clarence Strut Limited Edition Strut Print by Frank Forte -pre-order by 7/27/2016

Hey have you guys seen the new Cartoon Network Collective store? They are letting artists do their interpretations of CN characters.

so they commissioned a limited edition piece from me for CLARENCE

Clarence Strut Limited Edition Strut Print by Frank Forte -

It's a 3-color print--printed on a heavy stock

The limited edition print will only be available until 7/27/2016--after that they will print to the orders and never print again.


Here's the official press release

[b]Cartoon Network Enterprises Gives Fans New E-Tail Experience with Launch of Cartoon Network Collective

Exclusive e-commerce Program Features Popular Artist’s Interpretations of Cartoon Network Hit Animated Series[/b]

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the prolific consumer products arm of Cartoon Network, announced

today the launch of The Cartoon Network Collective (The Collective), an exclusive limited-edition product

offering linking some of today’s most celebrated artists to Cartoon Network Original Series. The

Collective, which will live exclusively on Cartoon Network Shop, is a collaboration between CNE, current

Cartoon Network Shop licensee Bolder Road, and the newly-formed Horizon Line Studios.

Created specifically to serve a growing group of savvy collectors and Cartoon Network fans, The

Collective’s launch offering includes designs from ten different artists and will be featured in an array of

highly curated products including limited edition posters, apparel, phone cases, high-end notebooks and

more. Each month, the collection will be refreshed and new artists will present their interpretations of

Cartoon Network Original Series.

“Cartoon Network has some of the most loyal, dedicated, and discerning fans out there”, said Pete Yoder,

Vice President, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “The Collective provides an opportunity for our fans to

acquire never-before- seen, exclusive network product interpreted through some of today’s most talented


In addition to the product offering, The Collective will also feature interviews with each of the artists as

well as behind-the- scenes content from some of Cartoon Network’s hit shows.

“This is an exciting time to be in entertainment because pop culture has permeated so many aspects of

our lives,” said Rick Blanco, CEO and Creative Director, Horizon Line Studios “The Cartoon Network

Collective will be more than a store - - it will be a community that will offer fans and collectors a new way

to engage with their favorite brands.”

The first collection features 11 different pieces of art and launches June, 2016. Artists selected to

participate, and their brand interpretations are listed below. Contributions from Missy Pena (Steven

Universe) and Anthony Petrie (Over the Garden Wall) will be the first available.

Jason Edmiston, Mahendra Singh, and MAKO – Adventure Time

Missy Pena, Ty Mattson – Steven Universe

Miranda Dressler, Louie Zong - We Bare Bears

Frank Forte - Clarence

MAKO – Regular Show

Anthony Petrie – Over the Garden Wall

CHOGRIN – Dexter’s Laboratory


Sunday, May 22, 2016

OLIVIA-By Elizabeth J. Musgrave new science fiction horror novel--read for FREE on Wattpad

By Elizabeth J. Musgrave
A new science fiction horror novel
read for FREE on Wattpad
new chapter updated every Saturday.

Tormented for years by images of an alien abduction, a troubled young woman begins a frenzied search for answers as a disturbing family truth emerges, a truth no one dares to believe.

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
When Good Toons Go Bad-The Villains of Animation

Contact: Phillip Graffham

Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks CA 91423


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

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

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

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

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:

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


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.

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:

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

For more info click here:

“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