Frank Cho, celebrity comics artist
Shanna the She-Devil and Wolverine Fight
Savage Wolverine #1, March 2013, Frank Cho Wolverine and Shanna the She-Devil Combat
Shanna the She Devil Page, issue 2, 2005
Frank Cho artwork from the Marvel Comics New Ultimates #5: The Jeph Loeb story ties up matters.
December 11, 2010
Frank Cho artwork from the Marvel Comics New Ultimates: See a very nicely done Valkyrie "battle pin up" page, a sample page from the Jeff Loeb story (Chapter Four "Loki"), and the "Angry Thor" cover for New Ultimates #4.
Frank Cho art collection "Apes and Babes" Volume One from Image
Hardback book with 144 pages, mostly color. amazon.com
12.5" by 9.5" size
This collection starts off with a depressing death-head image for its cover, but the inside contains a variety of Cho images and the moods he works with, from superheroes to barbarians, funny animals, etc.
The one drawback I see with this otherwise nicely produced work is that there isn't any accounting for the sources of the images, their sizes or any of the other rudiments of a standard art book. Aside from the dust jacket bio, the only editorial presence in the entire volume is the copyright page.
Simply put, the book should have warranted an interview with Cho, or at least some sort of written overview of the contents by someone who knows the subject. Further, there should be size and medium notations at the least. Cho deserves better than this. The images are reproduced very well and at a nice size, but the lack of real editorial input renders this more a poster book than an art book.
August 29, 2010
Gigantic Frank Cho profile at the Washington Post
The Washington Post goes full-tilt in featuring Frank Cho:
"Frank Cho visits Cards Comics and Collectibles, owned by a friend, in Reisterstown. Cho is a comic book artist and the creator of "Liberty Meadows," a series that chronicles the hijinks of a bunch of talking animals and a voluptuous animal psychologist named Brandy."
[Below: screenshot of the Washington Post profile article on Cho "Bawdy and Bold" - article at the Post here
Photos of Cho: Slide Show
online video: Frank Cho behind the scenes
The video online at the Post website is the most interesting, showing you how Cho uses an enormous sharpie pen to put together the images used for the Washington Post photo shoot. It includes the photographer trying to direct Cho and the stand-in Brandy model, plus interview excerpts where Cho tells about his personal problems and burgeoning artistic career, along with his often repeated stories about comic strip censorship