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.
“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.”
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: email@example.com
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”
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.
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.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Laluzapalooza 2014- 28th Annual group Show-La Luz De Jesus Gallery--Friday March 7th from 8-11pm (Tomorrow!)
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
FEARLESS DAWN JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1--ONE SHOT will be released today, Wed. Dec. 11. Please bug your shops and tell them they didn't order enough!
Diamond has assured me they have 405 extra copies on hand at their warehouses. Anyone wanting to reorder should get them soon. I know sometimes the Fearless Dawn books say out-of-stock on the Diamond website, but we do have all of the issues in stock at Asylum. We have another 700 (FEARLESS DAWN JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1) on hand at Asylum's warehouse. The print run is 3000, so after that they're all gone.
Your local store should be able to reorder the books.
Title: FEARLESS DAWN: JURASSIC JUNGLE BOOGIE NIGHTS #1
(written and Illustrated by) Steve Mannion---Cover by: Steve Mannion
Intended Audience: General Readers
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE,SCI FI, COMEDY
Format: 38 pages 7x10 SC standard comic, B&W INTERIORS
Retail Price: $3.99
Synopsis: Steve Mannion's fighting mad badgirl FEARLESS DAWN is back and better than ever in this Dinosaurrific tale of Action and Adventure! OUR STORY THUS FAR- It's World War Two and the Nazis are threatening world domination. A new hero rises to fight the Axis...It's a New Dawn!... FEARLESS DAWN! With her trusty Retro-Rocket and Sidekick Betty, there's plenty of ACTION afoot. Enter the evil Helga Von Krause, Fearless Dawn's arch nemesis and the sparks really begin to fly! Helga's cooking up a plot to invade with an army of genetically-modified Dinosaur warriors that threaten to smash everything in the free world unless she is stopped! Can FEARLESS DAWN save the Day?!? ALSO features a Steve Mannion sketchbook section.
Up next (early 2014) FEARLESS DAWN: HARD TIMES #1--ONE SHOT
ALSO IN STOCK AT ASYLUM PRESS (THESE ITEMS MAY SAY "OUT OF STOCK" BUT YOU SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO PLACE AN ORDER--THEY AREN'T "OOP")
FEARLESS DAWN IN OUTER SPACE ONE SHOT #1 DCD ITEM NO: MAY130911
FEARLESS DAWN #1 (OF 4) SP ED (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: SEP090625
FEARLESS DAWN #2 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: OCT090746
FEARLESS DAWN #3 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: JAN100748
FEARLESS DAWN #4 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) DCD ITEM NO: APR100751
FEARLESS DAWN SECRET O/T SWAMP ONE SHOT DCD ITEM NO: OCT110861
Available DIRECT FROM ASYLUM PRESS FEARLESS DAWN #1 (OF 4) FIRST PRINTING ( never solicited through Diamond) --Contact Asylum press directly for orders