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Quick  pen and ink sketch I did for a friend of mine whose birthday just so happens to be today. Ms. Hepburn is one of her idols.

Happy birthday, Erin.

Frankie


That is all.

Frankie

Hey kids,

I had a nice two and a half hour-long chat with my friend Erin a few weeks back. Ever since then, part of our conversation just got stuck in my head and I had to share.

ERIN: So what’s you most irrational fear?

ME: Oh, wow. We’re getting pretty deep now, huh?

ERIN: Answer the question.

ME: OK, well, I’ve never really told anyone this before but, a few years ago, I wasn’t exactly in the greatest of places, y’know?

ERIN: Mm-hmm.

ME: Anyway, you know how, at night, when you’re sleeping and your heart rate slows down?

ERIN: Yeah…

ME: Well, even though I knew that it wouldn’t, I was totally convinced that my heart rate was going to slow down to the point that it would just stop completely.

ERIN: Oh, wow.

ME: I would keep myself awake all night, scared that if I fell asleep I would die.

ERIN: Jesus.

ME: I went weeks without sleeping more that an hour a night, if that.

ERIN: Holy shit. That’s…

ME: Totally irrational, I know.

ERIN: No. Wow. That’s so much more real that what I was going to say.

ME: Hahaha! Yeah? What’s yours?

ERIN: I was gonna say “ghosts.”

ME: Oh.

Ghosts are scary, too.

Frankie

Hey kids,

Long time, no blog. Amirite?

Sorry I’ve been so uncharacteristically quiet lately. I’ve been hiding out in the Fortress of Frankitude, working my way through new comic ideas and a steady pile of freelance work. I’ve got a TON of new things in the works and I can’t wait until I can share them with you!

(Unfortunately, I can’t show most of it to you yet. Be patient!)

But fear not!

I’m not going to tease you with the promise of new arty farty goodness and not show you anything.

This is a stipple I was commissioned to do by my friend Sam as a gift for his lady.


It’s a 5″ x 7″ stipple, done on watercolor paper with a Micron Pen and took roughly 30 hours to complete.

As a bonus gift, I also drew up something that Sam’s been after me for years to do for him; a portrait of one of his favorite musicians, The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.


This piece is roughly 7″ x  7″, done on watercolor paper with a light black watercolor wash and inked with — my favorite new toy — a Pentel Brush Pen, and was completed in under three hours.

Sam’s kind of lucky that he’s been asking for this piece for a while, because I was pretty happy with the way it turned out and had a hard time parting with it.

Anyway, keep your eyes here for more updates and new arts. And, as always, if you’d like to commission me, just drop me a line.

Frankie