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Title: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, June 25, 2006, 05:54:15
WELCOME EVERYONE...
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/frankcardcopysite.jpg)
To the NEW and IMPROVED
[size=12]The Frankster's Files[/size]


Hey everyone the Frankster Files had returned, new look, new logo (for me). That above is not only my new logo but is my business card and logo for every letterhead I use.

If u think u've seen my commission whopper's were sumthing u aint seen nothign yet.

This here is the REAL DEAL.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/kinghenry2__scoreboard_final-1.jpg)

My childhood best friend (the clown in the purple suit) recommended me to his boss to design the new logo for his company. This here is the newer versions which u will see on the scoreboard of the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones games.

The originals are below which were used for his postcards:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/kingpostcard.jpg)

Brooklyn Cyclones Program:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/cyclonead.jpg)

as well a Staten Island Yankees Program:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/yankeead.jpg)

This here is the beginning of things to come. King Henry's neighbor company Aardvark Amusement I am currently designing there sign.  

And I'll be painitng at Burger King tomorrow morning but is more promising than a whopper.

Stick around I will make another update later tonigh on the convention i went to yesterday.

Enjoy the new Frankster's Files and please I wanna hear your replies.


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: Delvie on Sun, June 25, 2006, 06:00:11
LOL. Great 1st post.
Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, June 25, 2006, 06:50:16
So could we say this is your first publised work?

this is so much nicer than the BK gig. you can hang this one on the wall.

I look forward to the con post. and I hope o bunch of new sketces

I see you like to play the clown too!


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, June 26, 2006, 06:47:32
Well it was pretty much a somewhat dead convention.
Oh and Scott sorry to dissapoint you but I only got one sketch cauz I went spending alot plus i was heading to the Meadowlands racetrack that night.

Yea I saw Mark "Sparky" Sparaccio (and finally got that thing removed) However Alex Saviuk dint show. And Billy sed he'd be on  vacation.

I got to meet wrestling legends Capt. Lou Albano
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/l/loualbano/05.jpg)

And my alltime favorite wreslter aside from Hulk Hogan

The Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper
(http://wrestle.ru/photo/roddypiper/images/04.jpg)

I gave him this....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/My%20Art/piper2.jpg)
(well the one i gave him had a plaid backgorund)
Plus gave him a copy of the whole Brochure project.
He really liked it.

As for my sketch I got to meet one of my favorites. Frank Brunner. And Finally got a Howard the Duck sketch.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/Brunner_Howard.jpg)

Well the show was alright ditn stay long though. Oh and Steven Seagal was there..
LOOOOOOOOO-Who-Ssssa-her


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, June 26, 2006, 07:08:33
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So could we say this is your first publised work?

this is so much nicer than the BK gig. you can hang this one on the wall.

I look forward to the con post. and I hope o bunch of new sketces

I see you like to play the clown too!


Either this or the picture of the WWE Chiquita where he's holding up his drawing of her. Depends on how technicala you get. This is certainly his 1st commissioned publication.

I noticed that the top pic has a few more characters than the pics in the programs. Cool. I like seeing the subtle progressions in art.

Kudos again, dude!



Title: Superman Returns.........to Burger King
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, June 26, 2006, 07:14:37
Went to Burger King this morning and today we start promotions for Superman Returns and toys. So they removed my bad whopper and replaced with my superman.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Acrylic%20Paintings/supermanbk.jpg)
I drew it from Michael Turner pic. to make it simialr to th emovie superman i made the red burgundy, made the belt witht he S.  


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, June 26, 2006, 07:38:54
& yes, I noticed you put yourself in the programs. LOL. Nice one mr. king. LOL


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, June 26, 2006, 09:40:15
Well I noticed that the stiltwalker in his brochure was dressed as an uncle sam so he matches my business card.


Title: Website .......Coming Soon!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, June 30, 2006, 05:52:30
Well seems to me the Frankster's Files is off to a dull start. Anyways I've news to tell you that I'm in the process of launching my website. (the clown dressed in purple from the King Henry ads is helping me with it). It's my portfolio site. It's maybe about halfway done but right now still in process.

Although the web address is what's puzzling me. Should I use my full name or my first initial or last name. This what heppens when you get those long  Italian last names.

what do you think?:

www.FrankMongelluzzo.com

www.FMongelluzzo.com

www.FrankM.com

www.artistforhire.com (well the tag line for the Website and my business cards is "Artist for Hire" and yes i got it from HFH, but this was since last september)

www.FrankMongo.com (Sparky sed I should change my last name to Mongo)

I mean i definitley stick with my full name but it's to damn long and people often forget an "L" or "z", or think my last name is spelled Mungelluzzo, Mongolluzzo, Mongelluso, Mangelluzzo, or Mongellyzzo.
(this has included: plaques, certificates, subscriptions, paychecks, newspaper articles, etc)

I'm suprised no-ones spelled my last name "Mangia" now that's the Italian way.


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: Delvie on Fri, June 30, 2006, 07:12:40
I wouldn't say it is off to a slow start.
You started it on the 25th 5 days you have 9 posts.

As far as website addy?

You need to use all of them & have them redirect to your full name. I'm surprised artistforhire.com isn't taken yet. Billy has williamtucci.com & crusadefinearts.com & they both go to the same place. Anyway. My reasoning is, if anybody is searching for you & doesn't know your full name or uses any variation of incorrect spellings, you'll want it to eventually go to you. I'd also get the .coms w/ the usual mispellings of your name, too & have them redirect.


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, July 1, 2006, 05:14:02
actually artist for hire.com is taken and so is FrankM.com
I dint know they'd eventually turn into links.
Wont that cost a lot to get all the addresses.


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: toranoshi on Sat, July 1, 2006, 05:23:28
I think the service that we use allows us up to 3 addresses pointing to the same site for the charge of just the one address. It also can hold 5 or 6 websites which would give you about 18 addresses that you could hold and use.


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: sllamky01 on Tue, July 4, 2006, 06:49:37
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www.FrankMongo.com (Sparky sed I should change my last name to Mongo)


I think mark is onto something here.  but I would drop the frank out and just go by one name.  MONGO

It will make life easy when you are at a con and some fan brings his whole MONGO collection to be signed. you do not want to be there all day writing your long name


Title: Happy 4th of July and Viva Italia!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, July 4, 2006, 11:59:02
Happy Birthday America! Happy 4th of July!!!  And Viva Italia!!!
(http://www.theitalianamericanconnection.com/novelties/LP502.jpg)

Yea I know today we celebrate the day of America's Inderpendce over Britain.  I'm proud to be American......
...but I'm also especially proud to be
ITALIAN.

Today was an amazing game for the world cup 2006.  Italy defeated Germany 2-0 . Italy scored 2 goals within the last 5 minutes of the 2nd overtime preventing the round of penalty kicks. I am so psyched that I'm sweating.  This is gonna be a great world cup not only is Italy advancing to the final rounds but Brazil wont be in it (they are like the damn 90's Chicago Bulls).

One more game. One to win it All. Will it be France or Portugal. I would like to see Italy take revenge on France from their elimination back 98.  

Looks like Italy overcame their homefeild curse. In 1998 Italy was elimanted by France when the World Cup played in France. in 2002 Italy was elimanted by the Koreans when they played in Japan and Korea that year. Now the tables have turned and Italy defeated Germany in their own country.

Italy has not won a championship since 1982 (the year I was born).  I would love to see Italy win it!
(http://www.johnshirleyltd.co.uk/Italian%20flag.JPG)
(http://www.njbrigade.com/images/italy_team.jpg)
Go Italy!!!


Title: Re: "The NEW and IMPROVED" ...Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, July 4, 2006, 14:50:17
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I think mark is onto something here.  but I would drop the frank out and just go by one name.  MONGO

It will make life easy when you are at a con and some fan brings his whole MONGO collection to be signed. you do not want to be there all day writing your long name


Actually i was gonna sign an FM (but differently from Frank Miller)


Title: Re: "The NEW Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, July 8, 2006, 09:31:32
Before You ask....No I dint change the name I'm only doiing it to grab you attention that i have new art posted in case you people are thinking I'm just saying mindless gibberish that's not worth seeing"

A while back I mentioned I started a sketchbook of "Hot Babes". It's a sketchbook that features beautiful super heroines, fictional chracters, and real people. And it is autographed by hot babes like Catherine Bach, Candice Michelle, Erica Durance, and Jackie Gayda.

many of u may be familiar with this one.....
Quote
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/My%20Art/shisexy.jpg)


this was the sketch i used to kick off the book.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/shehulk_dress.jpg)
Who Better than Shulkie?

And here's something recent only difference now it is signed by Turner.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/aspen.jpg)

Here is a preview of things to come that you will see on my soon to be website.


Title: ITALY WINS! ITALY WINS! ITALY WINS!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 9, 2006, 17:55:29
I am sooooooooooooo happy!
Italy has not won the world cup since 1982. They deserved it. They were long overdue for a championship.
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/0d/03/20060709171509990002)
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/07/04/20060709173009990006)
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/0f/00/20060709173109990001)

In the past Italy has lost 3 world cup's due to penalty kicks  and now they put an end to that curse.

By beating the French from 5-3 on penalty kicks.

I'm proud to be an Italian...
(http://www.johnshirleyltd.co.uk/Italian%20flag.JPG)
(http://alittlebitofitaly.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/media/2flags.gif)
American.......that is!!! ;D


Title: I am not obsessed with She-Hulk!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, July 12, 2006, 11:13:20
(no responses eh, maybe this oughta liven it up)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Graphic%20Art/kissshulkie3.jpg)

This is also from my Sketchbook of hot babes.  This totally proves my point. I dont have an obsession with Tall, Green and Gorgeous. :-[


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: sllamky01 on Wed, July 12, 2006, 11:49:48
Frank that is just wrong did you not see Roger Rabit or what was the other one that delt with this issue?
SEEK HELP!

The BIG 800th post make it good.  Keep it going frank


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Wed, July 12, 2006, 13:02:53
Scott (1050 and still climbing) and Frankster (800 bound)


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, July 12, 2006, 16:44:48
Nice touch, you standing on the box. LOL


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, July 12, 2006, 18:49:59
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Frank that is just wrong did you not see Roger Rabit or what was the other one that delt with this issue?
SEEK HELP!

The BIG 800th post make it good.  Keep it going frank


800th Post

Scott it's just another number. if it were a 1,000 or had a 5000 and so on then that's another story.

The other movie you are thinking of is "Cool World"
(http://www.bradpittfan.com/pics/mco010b.jpg)
That was pretty cool. I wish I was a cartoon.


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, July 12, 2006, 19:40:14
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I wish I was a cartoon.


I wish I was brad!


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Wed, July 12, 2006, 20:14:29

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I wish I was brad!

Well, I am Brad, and my wife is way hotter! ;D






And real. ;)


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, July 12, 2006, 22:25:23
Perhaps, I should clarify. ;)

When Frankster said he wished he was a cartoon, I presumed he meant a cartoon of himself & not the female cartoon in the picture. Likewise, when I said I wish I was brad, I was referring to being brad himself & not Frank Harris in the picture.  ::)

To have had his roles in:
Cool World
Interview with the Vampire
Legends of the Fall
Seven Years in Tibet
Meet Joe Black
Fight Club
Snatch.
The Mexican
Friends
Ocean's Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Troy
& The Assassination of Jesse James

Needless to mention Angelina...

I would gladly trade my life choices for his. Not that my life is completely agonizing, but despite not having regrets, if I had the same choices to make over, I might have gone a different path & may yet do so.
8)




PS.
Congrats on being happily married, by the way.  ;D


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Thu, July 13, 2006, 04:09:59
I know, I know. I just thought it was funny. I just tied the post to a post you did  at www.comicartfans.com some time ago. Where screen names were mentioned. I was very flattered that you used me as an example.  :-*


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, July 13, 2006, 04:37:05
Gulp.  ??? I hope I said something good & you aren't being sarcastic.  ;)


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Thu, July 13, 2006, 04:56:15
It was all good. :)
Delvie, check youe PM.


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: sllamky01 on Thu, July 13, 2006, 05:02:13
Since we are wishing I would be happy with just Angelina


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Thu, July 13, 2006, 05:14:22
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Since we are wishing I would be happy with just Angelina


Tj would agree with all of you on her too, his fav movie is her in Gone in 60 Seconds


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 13, 2006, 05:27:14
What I meant by was. If u remember in the movie Cool World, Brad's character was killed by Holli Would and whenever a human is killed but a toon he automatically becomes one.  Maybe If Dr.Doom comes to the real world and offs me (God Forbid) I can become a comic character. Then I go for She-Hulk, but why stop there I can also go for Mary Jane, Kitty Pryde, Veronica, Freefall, the list goes on.

Heheh just messin with yas.  

and to be quite Honest, Bassinger did look tons better as a toon (maybe cause she had no wrinkles as a toon)

as for my sketch it was a joke.  Plus it mocks my height.  


Title: Re: The Frankster proves a point!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, July 13, 2006, 05:31:42
Ditto on Freefall


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 13, 2006, 19:14:27
Here's another sketch from the Book of Hot Babes.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/mjgwen.jpg)
I got this sketch signed by John Romita cause i dedicated it to him.

If ur wondering what kid of bikini Gwen has it's supposed to be the scales of the Green Goblin (yea I know it's a li'l messed up)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: Delvie on Thu, July 13, 2006, 19:16:17
s'ight. I just thought it was Sonja. Thanks for clarifying.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: sllamky01 on Fri, July 14, 2006, 05:51:00
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author=The Frankster
I got this sketch signed by John Romita cause i dedicated it to him.


I do not understand why someone who did not draw a peice of artwork would want to sign it.  I do understand why the Wresling girls you drew signed their drawings that you did.  but I do not understand why would Romita


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: toranoshi on Fri, July 14, 2006, 05:52:04
You realize that now that She-Hulk is a married woman you would have to fend off Man-Wolf.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, July 14, 2006, 11:35:36
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I do not understand why someone who did not draw a peice of artwork would want to sign it.  I do understand why the Wresling girls you drew signed their drawings that you did.  but I do not understand why would Romita


Because he's my hero and it's my personal sketchbook which is the book of Hot Babes and i was honored to have him, Billy, and Turner sign it. Cause it sez dedicated to them and they sign where i put it. Oh and scott do u see John ROmita's signatur eon the one i scanned (actually he wrote OK under his siganture)

Quote
You realize that now that She-Hulk is a married woman you would have to fend off Man-Wolf.


Don't worry I rubbed some garlic on me and have a stake.



Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, July 14, 2006, 17:03:33
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Don't worry I rubbed some garlic on me and have a stake.




Call me crazy, but isnt that for vampires??

I believe you want a gun with a Silver Bullet. ;)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, July 14, 2006, 18:22:10
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Call me crazy, but isnt that for vampires??

I believe you want a gun with a Silver Bullet. ;)


(http://qdvdauthor.sourceforge.net/images/homer_doh.png)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, July 14, 2006, 18:32:26
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You realize that now that She-Hulk is a married woman you would have to fend off Man-Wolf.


Dude, Serioulsy you have to stop spilling the beans
(http://www.admfoodservice.com/gifs/box/beans-box.jpg)
on what happens in upcoming issues.  I dint need for you to go telling everyone that Spidey reveals his ID weeks before the issue came out.  I like to be suprised when i read my books.

So next time at least have the decency to add the words "Spoiler Alert"


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, July 14, 2006, 18:42:34
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(http://qdvdauthor.sourceforge.net/images/homer_doh.png)


that was great Frank, I love the Homer pic!!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: jsniderfamily on Sat, July 15, 2006, 01:30:44
Frankster,

I think your calling is cartoon drawings.  
I would like to see more of them.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, July 15, 2006, 03:27:15
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Frankster,

I think your calling is cartoon drawings.  
I would like to see more of them.


I din't draw that homer I googled it.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: jsniderfamily on Sat, July 15, 2006, 03:34:35
I was more referring to the poster I saw on this thread.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: toranoshi on Sat, July 15, 2006, 05:01:14
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Dude, Serioulsy you have to stop spilling the beans
(http://www.admfoodservice.com/gifs/box/beans-box.jpg)
on what happens in upcoming issues.  I dint need for you to go telling everyone that Spidey reveals his ID weeks before the issue came out.  I like to be suprised when i read my books.

So next time at least have the decency to add the words "Spoiler Alert"




Sorry about that. Sometimes I see things so far in advanced of them coming out that I forget that they have not been released yet. I will preface all comic news type things with a spoiler or possible spoiler announcement. Speaking of which, Marvel is asking all of us not to reveal what is on the McGuiness Cover to Civil War  3 since it reveals what happens at the end. The only problem with this is that we do not know what the cover looks like until the book arrives this Wednesday. At which point everyone who comes into any comic shop or is at San Diego will know just by looking for the issue.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... another hot babe sket
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 23, 2006, 04:08:57
Remmeber this from the original Frankster's Files
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Today I was painting my final project which was sorta surrealistic piece and look who I added to the piece
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/My%20Art/shisurreal.jpg)
This part was painted with guoache.

This part of the painting not even 5 inches long reason why it's so so cauz i painted it tiny.



Well here is the whole thing:
(http://myspace-812.vo.llnwd.net/00963/21/84/963884812_l.jpg)

I've warned you people not to make me lose my mind now you've done it.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my watercolor paintin
Post by: jsniderfamily on Mon, July 24, 2006, 06:59:18
Your mind seems to be on SHE-HULK.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my watercolor paintin
Post by: toranoshi on Mon, July 24, 2006, 07:05:13
What seems to be missing from the pic is a wrestling reference.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my watercolor paintin
Post by: Delvie on Mon, July 24, 2006, 08:36:26
The mighty Red & Yellow!

(http://img31.photobucket.com/albums/v94/Delvie/CrusadeForum/thumbsup4.gif)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my watercolor paintin
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, July 24, 2006, 19:21:20
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What seems to be missing from the pic is a wrestling reference.


My professor sed draw and paint what u like and i thought beautiful woman plus other cool stuff i did try to refraim from drawing too many people. Actually she-hulk
is really WWF's Victoria in green skin (so there is my wrestling part) oh not to mention she was drawn from Gail Kim.

Quote
The mighty Red & Yellow!

(http://img31.photobucket.com/albums/v94/Delvie/CrusadeForum/thumbsup4.gif)


I think the Pizza counts for red and yellow


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my watercolor paintin
Post by: Delvie on Mon, July 24, 2006, 19:55:05
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I think the Pizza counts for red and yellow


I'm pretty sure he was talking about hogan, therefore the Red & yellow comment.  ;D


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my watercolor paintin
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, July 25, 2006, 17:48:39
well i know that u meant hogan. I was covering up for the red and yellow part.


Title: My Biggest (Literally) commission yet!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, July 29, 2006, 18:37:14
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This here is the beginning of things to come. King Henry's neighbor company Aardvark Amusement I am currently designing there sign.  


This is not the main sign for Aardvark Amusements but this is the Hung up at Brooklyn Cyclones' Keyspan Park.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Graphic%20Art/aardvarkcyclonesign2.jpg)
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Graphic%20Art/aardvarksign2pics.jpg)

This is the Keyspan Park entrance from the Coney Island beach Boardwalk. This is in my eyes in my biggest accomplishment so far.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my newest best commis
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, July 30, 2006, 03:23:14
Way to go Frank. congrats. looks like you are well on your way at makeing a living of this art thing.
The way that poster is mounted it looks like it will be up for many years.  keep them coming.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my newest best commis
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, July 30, 2006, 06:17:03
Frank the last photo with you standing by it is great. but If I were you I would go back and take that photo again but first hull that pallet out of the shot. then it makes a nice addition to your Portfoillo.  or Photo chop it out and include the statement of its location by the Boardwalk instead.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my newest best commis
Post by: Delvie on Sun, July 30, 2006, 06:20:32
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Frank the last photo with you standing by it is great. but If I were you I would go back and take that photo again but first hull that pallet out of the shot. then it makes a nice addition to your Portfoillo.  or Photo chop it out and include the statement of its location by the Boardwalk instead.


It's blurry, too.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... my newest best commis
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 30, 2006, 13:51:01
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Frank the last photo with you standing by it is great. but If I were you I would go back and take that photo again but first hull that pallet out of the shot. then it makes a nice addition to your Portfoillo.  or Photo chop it out and include the statement of its location by the Boardwalk instead.


Well I plan on taking it again and it was hard totaker th epic cauz so many people were passing and the guy who took it was in a hurry other than that i got clear shots without me too.


Title: My day at the Anti-COMICON
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 30, 2006, 14:22:46
Today I went to the Primate Promotions comic show at the Holiday Inn in the city. It was quite a somewhat dissapointment that i spent only 3 hours which i had to go work the game later on.

I went today cauz last time I went to one of these they had so many Silver Age Amazing SPideys for reasonable prices and wanted to at leats leav with issue #39 or #129 at reasonable pirces which i ditn find.
I did get a hold of this though...
(http://thecomicmuseum.com/asm62.jpg)

I met Joe Casey, Jamal Igle, Joe Kelly, and Rick Leonardi (Spider-Man 2099, and Batgirl) and got a Poison Ivy sketch from Rick.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/Leonardi_Ivy.jpg)

And I raided a the 50cent and $1 bins with my stack of $1 bills i've gotten as tips from the games.

Show was a dissapointment but i made the most of it.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... new con sketch
Post by: jsniderfamily on Mon, July 31, 2006, 01:22:06
Always did like MEDUSA.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... new con sketch
Post by: toranoshi on Mon, July 31, 2006, 07:39:43
Cool Ivy pic. I have a few of the WB store exclusives that they did of her and Harley including the rare original statues.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... new con sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, July 31, 2006, 11:49:58
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Always did like MEDUSA.


And nobody did her better than John Romita.



Title: Re: The Frankster's Files... new con sketch
Post by: jsniderfamily on Mon, July 31, 2006, 13:49:36
I agree.  The Inhumans - Black Bolt and Medusa were awesome characters.  The others were much weaker characters and did not interest me as much.  The karate chop guy and the stomper dude just do not compare.


Title: Must love dogs.
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, July 31, 2006, 17:47:56
What about Lockjaw?

He may be an oversized teleporting dog but he also temporarily made a good pet for the thing. (It's a shame that series had to end)

(http://www.zaksite.co.uk/lockjaw/images/tools.jpg)


Title: Poster's Block and the Upcoming Super Mega Show.
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, August 8, 2006, 06:03:25
I've had a week long streak of poster's block.  

Nothing new looking for mentors for the mentor program which I'll start in the fall semester, but i have 1 in mind but i'm going for 2. And already getting a head start on one of the projects.

Next Saturday I plan on going to the Super Mega Show in Secaucus, NJ.

http://www.supermegashow.com/

I know it's more of a celebrity show but there is a few I have in mind well Newmar and Craig would make good additions to my autographs of Adam West and Frank Gorshin. But u guys know I wanna meet Ashley Massarro she's another WWF Diva to add for me. I would also like to meet Frank Vincent.

Well another reasons it's always a pleasure to meet HFH inker Tom Palmer and to get a FREE sketch from him.  I would love a Misty Knight sketch from him.  Plus I also would like a Veronica sketch from Jeff Schultz.

Well if you have anything u may want to add to the Frankster's Files it'd be great so I can respond to it.


Title: Re: Must love dogs.
Post by: jsniderfamily on Tue, August 8, 2006, 06:37:44
Quote
What about Lockjaw?

He may be an oversized teleporting dog but he also temporarily made a good pet for the thing. (It's a shame that series had to end)

(http://www.zaksite.co.uk/lockjaw/images/tools.jpg)

Yes, Loved lockjaw too! (the only real inhuman)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: toranoshi on Tue, August 8, 2006, 08:45:46
I thought it was revealed that Lockjaw was not a dog, but that when he was exposed to the terrigan mists took a dog form.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: toranoshi on Tue, August 8, 2006, 08:47:32
Have fun at the con. I was able a few years ago to get Frank Gorshin, Adam West and Van Williams (Green Hornet) to sign my Batman TV Show book.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, August 9, 2006, 06:02:46
Bummer that Morena can't make it. Not like I wouldn't be working anyway.  ::)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Wed, August 9, 2006, 06:08:56
Delvie, Do you come in a PS2 or XBOX version?


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, August 9, 2006, 06:16:42
LOL


Title: Re: Poster's Block and the Upcoming Super Mega Sho
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, August 15, 2006, 07:22:23
Quote


Nothing new looking for mentors for the mentor program which I'll start in the fall semester, but i have 1 in mind but i'm going for 2. And already getting a head start on one of the projects.




Well my 1st one is my book illustration professor for the past 2 semesters Eric Velasquez.
(http://www.ericvelasquez.com/books/champion/champion-cover.jpg)
He's showed us how to make a book dummy now i hope to learn a little more too.

And as of yesterday I will be mentored next semester by Rob McGinnis who painted alot of Book Covers and movie posters.
(http://216.122.245.126/houseofgames/barbarella_poster.JPG)
(http://www.impawards.com/1967/posters/you_only_live_twice.jpg)
(http://www.mpag.co.uk/images/tiffshalf.jpg)
Well I'm just gonna whip up a painting forhim to help me  out with well I chose him cause i love th ehwole pin-up art.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: pctchuck on Tue, August 15, 2006, 15:49:24
Looks like you chose a couple of good ones.  Let me know if they want to give out an autograph or two!


Title: The Super Mega Show!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, August 19, 2006, 16:57:28
Well today I went to the Super Mega show in Secaucus, NJ well the show was so-so. It had it's ups and downs. Frank Vincent from the Sopranos cancelled and I had not interest in meeting his co-star Joe "Johnnie Cakes" Giannascolli.

1st off I met Yvonne Craig.
(http://images.43things.com/profile/00/01/1a/72278s160.jpg)
and got her autograph plus a picture.

I got a Veronica sketch from Archie artist Jeff Schultz.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/schulz-veronica.jpg)

I got to meet WWF's diva (and a 2005 Diva Search winner) Ashley [Massaro]. What a sweetheart!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/ashleym.jpg)
(http://myspace-354.vo.llnwd.net/00683/45/35/683145354_l.jpg)
and what a Hottie!!!

I dint get to meet Julie Newmar due to the long line, her tardiness, and me having to go to work.
However I did end up meeting our own Heroes for Hire inker Tom Palmer....

...It's always a pleasure to see and to get one of his free sketches, I got myself a sketch of HFH co-leader Misty Knight ...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/palmer_misty.jpg)
I always liked Misty cause she reminds me of Pam Grier.  

Show was allright i saw the batmobile from the movie rock star and the green hornet's car.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files....SuperMegaShow, HFH in
Post by: toranoshi on Sun, August 20, 2006, 08:02:00
The Green Hornet car is awesome. I had a chance about 15 years ago to buy one of the originals used in the show and I should have bought it. Nothing like a car that has  rotating license plates and the ability to have tacks come out of the tail pipe. Those features would definitely come in handy driving around Chicago.


Title: lockjaw
Post by: nathan on Sun, August 20, 2006, 09:59:06
lockjaw being changed by mists to the dog was later completly ignored.kinda like the whole who shot jr story on tv.pardon me if this dosnt go where its supposed to i never posted here before


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files....SuperMegaShow, HFH in
Post by: toranoshi on Sun, August 20, 2006, 10:52:26
Well I know lately Marvel has not been very big into continuity. I mean a character they killed off about 6 months ago who  showed up in CW Young Avengers Runaways # 1 last month.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files....SuperMegaShow, HFH in
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, August 20, 2006, 15:42:45
not the vision is it (well that was 2 years ago)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files....SuperMegaShow, HFH in
Post by: toranoshi on Mon, August 21, 2006, 05:32:52
No, I think it was Flagsmasher. I will have to double check to make sure.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files....SuperMegaShow, HFH in
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, August 21, 2006, 10:34:03
Another thing that confuses me with the continuity is that Norman Osbourne was in jail when Spidey revelaed his identity.  Last i remembered he vanished while fighting Spidey in Marvel Knights Spider-Man #12 how did he end up in jail.  And I know that story from the Pulse where he gets arrested took place before MK Spidey.

Personally i think bringing back Norman Osbourne was a bigger mistake than the clone saga.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: toranoshi on Mon, August 21, 2006, 10:45:28
The whole Norman Osbourne thing is a big pile of crap. Especially the fact that he had kids with Gwen Stacy. The death of the goblin in ASM was a great story and they went and ruined it with his return. At least with the other goblins (Green 2 to 6, Hobgoblin 1-2) there were decent stories that furthered the characters. Bringing Norman back was a cheap stunt to try and distract from the mess that was the clone saga. As for how he got into jail I have no idea since his last appearance never showed him being arrested.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: pctchuck on Mon, August 21, 2006, 15:44:50
Looking at this continuity quagmire makes me glad that I don't pick up Marvel books as a rule.  Billy's Heroes for Hire is the first series from Marvel that I have put a hold on at my comic supplier in several years.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, August 22, 2006, 04:22:50
If there was one story I wish the broke out of continuitty is the fact that Eddie Brock slits his rists and Mac Gargan the Scorpion is the new Venom. Well at least Civil War has shown that Brock is still alive but like comatose.

And I agree exactly what you say about the Goblin ordeal and that Norman's death was a classic.  There is one simple solution actually to fix the whole Norman Osbourne ordeal and that is to reveal that Osbourne is just a clone and the real Norman died when he was imapled by the glider.  At least Harry never came back (well he did but it was an android) and I know J.M. DeMatteis wouldnt be too please caused Harry's death is the story he's most proud (which he told me).

So What If Gerry Conway killed off Spider-Man's biggest foe there is always Doc Ock and Venom (who's way better than both of them).


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, September 8, 2006, 16:24:06
Hi everyone,
  I know it's been quite a while but i went back to class earlier last week and been very busy.  Yesterday I met my mentor Bob McGinnis.  They Guy is amazing and he actually thinks I'm good. Well exhausted I'll chat lata.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, September 8, 2006, 18:17:32
Good luck this semester Frank


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, September 10, 2006, 05:42:34
Thanks Dawn I'll need it especially with all these projects driving me nuts.  Right now I already got one project due the following Tuesday and i turned it into yet another Wrestling themed one (well whaddya expect my class and professor suck so I haveta make the most of it).  


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, September 14, 2006, 16:24:37
Ok where to begin.
Monday:
     Went to Madison Square Garden to work the WWE RAW and ECW tapings. Good show got some auotgrpahs including Torrie Wilson.  It was the 1st time I got to see Piper in action so it was a thrill and I worked ringside.  

This weekend is the Big Apple Con Billy Is gonna be there Saturday and slight chance for SUnday. I talked to Flash today and told him i cant make it Saturday and he told me they are even cutting down pages for upcoming issues.


Title: Big Apple Con- September
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, September 17, 2006, 13:43:28
Hey Crusdaers,
      Today I went to the Big Apple Con. Unfortunately Billy was only there yesterday but I couldn't attend cause i had a b-day that was out of state.  I did see Sparky though with his son Trevor.

Alot of Wrestlers were there including Captain Lou Albano, The Iron Sheik, Afa, and Nikolia Volkoff.
But I got Autographs from "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart
(http://myspace-724.vo.llnwd.net/01180/42/78/1180268724_l.jpg)

The Greatest Wolrd Chamion of All Time, Bruno Sammartino
(http://myspace-447.vo.llnwd.net/01180/74/42/1180322447_l.jpg)

Got me some good books too Including:

Amazing Spider-Man # 43, 60, 61

and Fanatastic Four #51 (Billy's favorite Issue which he mentioned on Newsarama why Reed Richards is a $#%)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, September 28, 2006, 08:43:38
Hey everyone, my past 2 weeks were quite stressfull but luckily everything is starting to die down a bit.  I have 4 day weekend (I love the Jews).  Today I went to the Central Park zoo today with my class.  I drew Lions and Tiger and Bears.....OH MY! Yea right that zoo sucks the only wild animals they got are polarbears, saw penguins, snakes, frogs lizards, birds, apes, sea lions and otters.  

Tomorrow I have to go to Connecticut to see my mentor Rob McGinnis.  
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Crusade%20pics/livetwice.jpg)
"In Japan men come 1st and women come second!"

You have any questions to ask me post a comment.


Title: My Old DVD appearance!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, October 2, 2006, 17:37:59
Quote
As everyone saw 2 days ago from my appearance in Raw magazine, this was my 1st magazine appearance but similar moment has happened in the passed.  5 Years ago i met Chyna at Virgin Megastore (same where i met candice) I was on WWF SUperstars the weekend that followed and i taped it. I was interviewed for like 50 seconds. Unfortunatley 2 years after that event I bought WWF Divas in Hedonism on DVD.
(http://www.highspots.com/images/images_125/coop_divas_in_hedonism.jpg)
I saw the DVD extras and the recap of the Chyna signing was on there. I was happy but yet dissapointed that i've been on that DVD for 2 years and didnt even know it.

In the Fall of 2004 I met Triple H at the other Virgin Megastore and they interviewd me. That weekend later it was also aired and however I dint have a VCR.  >:(

Well I must have some connection with the WWF and Virgin Megatsore.


This was me responding to my appearance in WWF Raw magazine back in May.  This week I finally got a DVD rom connected to my computer.  While I was capturing images for picture references it gave me an opportunity to show people my appearance on that Divas DVD from 5 years ago.


(http://myspace-853.vo.llnwd.net/01229/35/86/1229826853_l.jpg)

Here's when I met Chyna (before she went wacko) at a book signing.  I am on the DVD for like a good 50 seconds.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, October 20, 2006, 04:56:31
HI Crusaders, I know it's been a while but that's senior year for ya.  I see The Frankster's Files almsot got pushe to page 2 well I'll be damned if that ever happens.

Classes have been better than before.  Where to begin.  Like 2 weeks ago I went to a non-sport card show and and small comic show and met Keith Williams and others.

Yesterday with my documentary class we drew at Grand Central Station which was perfect cause right there I got the Metro-North to Old Greenwich, CT to see me my mentor Robert McGinnis.  I showed him the work-in-progress and helped me out with some cool techniques and it was the first I worked in his studio with him.  It's been a great experience so far and my painting did look alot better than it did before I brought it.  And Robert was nice enough to give me a free copy of his calendar
(http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/11320000/11321243.jpg)
which i was quite honored cause he was only given 7 of them.  (so dont ask me to get you one)

And i have myself a copy of The Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis waiting for me at Borders (which is out of print)
(http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/11170000/11170842.jpg)

Oh & Yes I did get my Calendar autographed.  

I've notice this page has been low on comments so go ahead and ask me anything.

Oh and ToraNoShi is it true that Spidey is returnign to th eblack suit in February?


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: sllamky01 on Fri, October 20, 2006, 05:30:29
Ask you anything!
Ok how is it that the 2 teams with the best records in MLB during the regular season could not get into the World Series?

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So how about showing us what you have been working on!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: toranoshi on Fri, October 20, 2006, 05:36:30
Well someone who looks like Spider-Man will be back in black. I think that may even be what the storyline is called. From what I have heard , it may be a second Spider-Man (the thing that was up in the webbing in the Other storyline) and that the current Peter Parker may not be the real deal, just some kind of evolved version. If this is the storyline they are going with, it would make the clone saga look like Watchmen.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: pctchuck on Fri, October 20, 2006, 17:33:00
Ok how is it that the 2 teams with the best records in MLB during the regular season could not get into the World Series?

Simple, baby, in a series, anything can happen.  Also, the Cardinal team playing now is the team that tore up baseball early in the season, jumping way out in front of the rest of the Central Division.  Tony LaRusa is fond of pointing out that games won in March and April count as much as games won in August and September.  

Good pitching beats good hitting.
The Mets are Pond Scum.
The Mets were damaged goods, while the Cardinals have most of their players at least healthy enough to put on the field and be competitive.  I do worry about Jimmy E, King Albert, Scott Rolen and Dave Ecks being a bit banged up.

Hey Frankster, love seeing the work that your mentor did.  Any chance of getting him to autograph an index card or something and sending it my way?  Hope that you are learning a lot from him.  Enjoy the help and relationship he offers.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: toranoshi on Sat, October 21, 2006, 05:41:49
Hey Frankster here is a pic of the Back In Black cover coming out in February



(http://www.newsarama.com/NewJoeFridays/JMart/back_in_black_t.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, October 21, 2006, 18:20:04
Well Chuck unfortunately I have been unable to show the work in progess but you will see it once you hit the grand finale.  However maybe I'll show you the sketch to hold u over. As for the autographs I'm trying to hold out for now I only asked to autogrpah the calendar cause he gave it to me right there.  

Tora is that for Amazing Spider-Man.

I will have art to show you matter of fact. I did 2 new burger king windows promoting the Italian Chicken but I'll post it tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, October 26, 2006, 09:46:50
Hey Crusaders,
 The Immortal Frankster is here to post some recent paint jobs.  This was for promoting the Italian Chicken Sandwhich,

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Acrylic%20Paintings/chicken_burgherave.jpg)

This is at the one i work at.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Acrylic%20Paintings/venice_final.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Window Paintings
Post by: toranoshi on Thu, October 26, 2006, 09:57:45
Nice work Frankster,
The Back In Black storyline is going to run in Amazing, FNSM, and Sensational. At least that is what we were told in Baltimore. We will see if it changes in next month's Previews when they release the hard copy of the solicitation for it.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Window Paintings
Post by: pctchuck on Thu, October 26, 2006, 18:20:34
Hey Frankster, the Chicken windows gave me a good chuckle.  Then again, I'm easy to please now that the Cardinals are up 3-1 in the series!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Window Paintings
Post by: sllamky01 on Fri, October 27, 2006, 03:37:37
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Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - The Latest
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, October 29, 2006, 03:50:00
Quote


So how about showing us what you have been working on!


I know some of you guys are itching to see the painting I'm doing with my mentor.  Well I cannot show you the painting but I will show you the peliminary sketch for it. I did a series of sketches and this one is the winner.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/foxy_bikini1.jpg)
"not quite Misty Knight"

My original sketch is not this dark.  I always wanted to do a sketch of Pam Grier / Foxy Brown.

It's being done in watercolor and the rest in goache.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Window Paintings
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, October 29, 2006, 04:03:49
Frankster, the work in progress is one of the best I have seen you do yet.  


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Window Paintings
Post by: jsniderfamily on Sun, October 29, 2006, 04:14:10
I like the Foxy Brown.  The body proportions are some of your best so far.


Title: Ringside Fest! - Razor Ramon is back ...for 1 day!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, November 7, 2006, 17:32:13
Hey Yo!  The Frankster has news for you.  On Saturday I went to ringside fest in the city.  It was a an autogrpah signing of classic WWF superstars. (The same event I met Ultimate Warrior 2 years ago).  I met my all time favorite wrestler from 1993-1996 when Hogan left the WWF my favorite was none other than "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon.  
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/Razor_Ramon.jpg)

Some of you know him as his real name Scott Hall.

Now I was li'l not into meeting him cause i sed to myself the name Razor Ramon probably still belongs to the WWF and he's probably sign as Scott Hall. So I at least bought a pic of when he was Razor. So as i approached him (he looked like hell)
(http://www.wrestlezone.com/images/galleries/scott_hall_11_5_2006/002.jpg)  
So I asked him is it possible for him to sign as Razor Ramon and he sed he could and that right there is what totally made my day... heck my weekend....hell....my week!
Kevin Nash (aka Diesel) and X-Pac (aka 123 kid aka Syxx) were there too but i already met them in the past before.

Later on i met my other all time favorite aside from Hogan......yet again for the 4th time.
The Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper.
(http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/roddypiper/photos/)
always a pleasure I also met SUperfly Jimmy Snuka but dint have enough for his autograph.

It was a great day I guess you can say I now met every favorite wrestler of all time from different eras:

Bruno Sammartino
Hulk Hogan
Rowdy Roddy Piper
NOW----Razor Ramon
Stone Cold
Triple H

I guess all is left is the undertaker.






Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: jsniderfamily on Tue, November 7, 2006, 23:26:07
I met the Undertaker on a plane trip once.  It was the era when Paul Bearer was his manager, who also was on the plane.  Right behind me was Leaping Lanny but at that time he was a poet, so we passed poems back and forth making comments about the Undertaker's IQ.
It was fun.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: toranoshi on Wed, November 8, 2006, 10:37:42
Taker is a hard guy to meet. I have met nearly everyone(including Vince McMahon and JR) and even been out to dinner with a bunch of the guys(The Hardy Boyz, Edge, Christian ) but Taker is one guy that I have never met. Back in 96 I even gave HBK a shirt that he wore into the ring that said "Shawn is God" and have a bunch of pics with him wearing it. Nearly everyone is cool, the only guy who I have met that is a total dick is Triple H. So hopefully if and when I start in OVW, I will be called up to Smackdown or ECW and not have to deal with him on Raw.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: toranoshi on Wed, November 8, 2006, 10:40:40
Oh and before I went off on my tangent I did have a point. Scott Hall looks horrible. He said that he is in ring shape in an interview, but only if he is going to wrestle as Dusty Rhodes from the looks of your pic.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, November 8, 2006, 13:24:23
Quote
Nearly everyone is cool, the only guy who I have met that is a total dick is Triple H.


Really, I met him twice he was actually nice.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: Delvie on Wed, November 8, 2006, 16:53:17
I've met quite a few of them in bars & hotels & other places. (I met eddie money last month just walking down the hallway of a Holiday Inn in Clearwater, FL) I've met people on their good days & their bad days. I never base people on 1st impressions. Everybody has days when they shouldn't be around people.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: toranoshi on Thu, November 9, 2006, 04:31:08
I have met Triple H about 3 or 4 times and every single time he seemed like a pretentious prick. Every other wrestler I have met or been around spends time talking to fans and taking pics or signing autographs, he is the only one that I have seen repeatedly just blow people off.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - Ringside Fest 2006
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, November 9, 2006, 09:44:25
Hey Everyone today I had my documentary class and we went to St. Patrick's cathedral yet again. Plus i ahd to get my picture taken today as well as order my cap and gown.  I havent touched the painting Rob McGinnis is helping me out with ever since i last saw him but luckily I will this weekend.  Speaking of that last time I went and my documentary class here is a sketch i drew of Grand Central Station from 3 weeks ago.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/70bcopy.jpg)



Title: The BURGER KING - the not so scary version
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, November 10, 2006, 12:20:50
Here is my newest window painting for the other 2 stores I was gonna do they decided to not paint the italian chickens and go on with a painting of the king. that creepy looking king from those burger king commercials who pops up in peoples beds.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Acrylic%20Paintings/theking1.jpg)

I purposely made his head not super big.



Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - newest window paini
Post by: cristos on Fri, November 10, 2006, 14:01:37
Awesome job, Frankster!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - newest window paini
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, November 10, 2006, 14:52:46
thanks cristos, havent seen you appear on the Frankster's files in months!!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - newest window paini
Post by: cristos on Fri, November 10, 2006, 16:57:10
Yeah, I didn't have internet for a while, so I've posted
few and far between. I have been enjoying your Burger
King work as well as your other stuff all along though!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!!! - newest window paini
Post by: toranoshi on Sat, November 11, 2006, 05:01:22
Sketch of Grand Central looks great.
Hey here is some more info on the Spidey Back in Black Storyline from Marvel solicitations for Feb.


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #539
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by RON GARNEY
“Back in Black,” Part 1
Look what someone found in their closet! Reeling in the aftermath of the Civil War that’s wracked the Marvel Universe, Peter Parker has got plenty of reasons to consider a change of wardrobe. Black is his state of mind. But the worst is yet to come for Spider-Man. Get on board here, True Believer, as we gear up for an event that will forever change the life of your favorite web-slinger. There IS no going back.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99



Oh and there is this also for Sensational Spider-Man


(http://www.newsarama.com/NewJoeFridays/NJF21art/SENSM035_col_t.jpg)


SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #35
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils and Cover by ANGEL MEDINA
"THE STRANGE CASE OF..." Part 1 (of 3)
The War has ended, but the fallout continues. As Spider-Man and his family get used to the new status quo...other Spider-Men begin appearing all over the city. Younger, less-experienced versions of our web-spinning hero, causing havoc wherever they go. Who's creating these arachnid doppelgangers and why? And will Peter Parker be able to stop them, and whoever's behind them, before more lives are lost? Including the life of one of his star students?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99


Title: Remembering Eddie Guerrero 1 year later
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, November 13, 2006, 14:36:56
A year without Eddie Guerrero
(http://myspace-124.vo.llnwd.net/00721/42/18/721758124_l.jpg)


(http://resource.no.sapo.pt/eddie%20guerrero.jpg)
(http://anotherpint.com/pix/eddie.jpg)
(http://www.tvfodder.com/archives/guerrero.jpg)
(http://www.johnkeating.biz/uploaded_images/eddie-764332.jpg)

]"It is said the true measure of a man can be determined not byhow many times he falls down, but how many times he picks himself back up." - Vincent Kennedy MchMahon

Last year on this day wrestler Eddie Guerrero had succumbed to heart failure after reaching 4 years of sobriety.  It was later revealed that his body was abused so bad in the past that it caught up to him with his constant working out.  

Today is a day we celebrate the life of Eduardo Gory Guerrero. Eddie Guerrero was a  hero, not only to wreslters and people with the latino heritage, but to everyone.  He has given his life to teach us to never give up, fight your addictions, and that people do get 2nd chance but you have to make them quickly.

I never had the honors to meet Eddie (I might've seen him when I snuck backstage 3 years ago)

RIP Eddie you are not forgotton!  :'(



Title: Tomorrow's THE NATIONAL @ the Big Apple Con!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, November 16, 2006, 12:05:07
Tomorrow is THE NATIONAL!  The Big Apple Con's annual show.  I will Be seeing Howard, Fine & Howard tomorrow
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Crusade%20pics/HFH3.jpg)!

It'll be my 1st time seeing Billy since Philly.

I hope to get auotgprahs from The Romitas, as well.  I wanna get a sketch from Nancy strip artist Guy Gilchrist.  And Saturday I'll be seeing my girl Catherine Bach again.


Title: The Frankster's Files! Big Apple Con -Tucci sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, November 17, 2006, 15:51:43
900th Post!!!


Well went to the Big Apple Con today with one big dissapointment! Unfortunately the artist i really wanted a sketch from dint show due to an emergency.  

Here was a skecth Alex Maleev made me in not even 2 minutes of Bullseye. (wearing a hat and trenchcoat)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/maleev_bullseye.jpg)

Here's a Spider-Woman sketch from my buddy Keith Williams..
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/williams_spider-woman.jpg)

And Finally save ya the best for last!!!
Here's Billy sketch I got of the Tarantula which he begged me to send it to him in Hi res!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/tucci_tarantula.jpg)

I also got a cool t-shirt of The Thing #8 cover, and I got Fantastic Four #78-79.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Big Apple Con -Tucci sk
Post by: dawnsawaking on Sat, November 18, 2006, 04:45:37
That is a great sketch!!  Well back to my class...lol


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Big Apple Con -Tucci sk
Post by: jsniderfamily on Sat, November 18, 2006, 06:21:17
Cool tarantula. She is my favorite of the new series.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Big Apple Con -Tucci sk
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, November 19, 2006, 00:44:36
Nice grab Frank
hows school going?


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Big Apple Con -Tucci sk
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, November 19, 2006, 04:00:47
It's going good I'll post later tonight I gotta go!


Title: A Convention and a Wedding!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, November 19, 2006, 16:10:40
Well yesterday I went to The Big Apple Con in a suit cause i had to go to a wedding in which i was a co-best man.  1st off you all remmeber my memorable experience with Catherine Bach
Quote
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/daisynme.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/daisyhugcopy.jpg)
back in January.  Well I got to see her once again and i had a brand new sketch to give her.  She signed my autograph saying "For Frank a very talented artist, Love Your FAN Catherine Bach"

I also saw the Romitas, then I went to the weddign back to the con and to the reception!



Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: BillyTucci on Mon, November 20, 2006, 01:38:17
It It was great seeing you Frank!  Did you meet any girls at the wedding?  Did you watch "Wedding Crashers" to get any tips?
;D


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, November 20, 2006, 03:05:13
I still think She should have done a cameo in the DOH movie as Paulina instead of Lynda Carter


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, November 20, 2006, 10:07:30
Quote
It It was great seeing you Frank!  Did you meet any girls at the wedding?  Did you watch "Wedding Crashers" to get any tips?
;D


Did meet a girl, did get a number, but i think she is dating the guy at our table.  SHe was attracted to my artwork lets just say.  Honestly the weddign was mad small and all the girls there were like their b/f's guest. I was only there for 2 hours cause my uncle picked me up while passing by cause i was still under the weather and it would been a bitch to travel home!  But i did what i had to do!  DId the speech! It went ok!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, December 2, 2006, 10:34:55
Hey Crusaders.  I have suffered a relapse from my cold and sinuses, but i feel much better now.  Anyways this week I went to Rockefellar Center in which i drew the tree, prometheus and the building.  I have most of my project out of the way.  As this semester comes to an end so will my sessions with Robert McGinnis.  I have my Foxy Brown painting nearly about done.  I will hav emy last session with Rob McGinnis friday and it has been a blast.  


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, December 15, 2006, 05:43:59
Well a couple of more posts and the Frankster's Files wouldve ended up on Page 2.  Well.......BROTHER....... That's not gonna happen.  I'm done! With all my projects!!!!  Don't ask to see my paintings cause i don't feel quite ready to show them.....quite yet!  But these are my absolute best!

I must say that thee Robert McGinnis experience was quite a thrill.  My sessions may be over but deep down inside he is my mentor for life if you think of it.  My painting he menotred me on was one of my absolute best.  

I've been hooked on Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007 but sorry havent made Shi yet (heck I myself am still under construction"

Well I g2g eat!  ttyl!

I'm Back and still IMMORTAL!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, December 24, 2006, 04:34:27
Alright people what is with everyone.  Is it me or did like the last 7 post i made over forum kill the site. Unfortunatley nobody has been repsonding to ANY of my posts.  

Anyways during the brake I do plan on make a new painting thanks to a reference i made that just cant go to waste.  As a new year resolution i plan on getting inked next month. I have my eye set on my possible next mentor.  Well I'll post again later to give my Christmas greetings.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Sun, December 24, 2006, 05:46:43
You are now a friend to jsnider1960 on myspace!


Title: Merry Christmas
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, December 24, 2006, 18:56:21
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Watercolor/treegreet.jpg)


Title: Here are my NEW works
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 6, 2007, 15:13:42
I posted them on a newer franskter's files which seemed to vanish well here they are again. 2 paintings from my recent past semester.

Once again this is a watercolor painting i did for class on a project called "sleep paralysis"
(http://a139.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/43/l_fdb94d78480acb0fb39043fa719ad082.jpg)

And this here is an oil painting of my dad!
(http://a397.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/22/l_5824fd427f077683767d715a1925585c.jpg)
which ended up being his Christmas gift.

(oh if any of yas made a comment on that temporary baod regarding thses can u repost)



Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! HERE IS MY NEW WORK!
Post by: cristos on Sat, January 6, 2007, 17:17:44
Those are cool, Frankster! I really like the second one. Where did you come up with the idea for the first?


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! HERE IS MY NEW WORK!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 6, 2007, 18:53:23
Those are cool, Frankster! I really like the second one. Where did you come up with the idea for the first?

Thanks Cristos, The 1st one originally was i ahd an idea of me being levitated by some ghostly chick (similar to scenes from Ghostbusters) and my professor said make the girl scary so i sed what the heck I'll paint some girl on girl action to make it worthwhile.  ;D  So i kinda thought a bout a character i did a while back for a sci-fi class of a shark man (who i made look like Triple H) with tentacle hair so i made a female version and made her hair like inhuman Medusa. And i was kinda inspired by the demon from the 1st episode of Inuyasha.

The girl i drew from a pic of Romance cover Model Cindy Guyer from her appearance in the March 1999 Playboy, only i turned her into a redhead (i did it for u Lohan fans out there....lol)


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! HERE IS MY NEW WORK!
Post by: Delvie on Sun, January 7, 2007, 11:10:37
I like the picture of your dad a lot.Very cool.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! HERE IS MY NEW WORK!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, January 7, 2007, 11:26:02
Frank it looks like your dad is ready for a guest appearance on the new Sopranos season.

As far as your floating shark out of water. What kind of dreams have you been having?


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! HERE IS MY NEW WORK!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, January 7, 2007, 23:32:33
As far as your floating shark out of water. What kind of dreams have you been having?

Never sed it was a dream. It's basically based on people who are stalked by creatures when they are asleep.

Anyways I wanted to share with you all the video i presented for my Documentart Art class.  Unfortunatley myspace and youtube had to be idiots and have a 100 mb limit.  So i did the next best thing and I put all on  a slideshow with the music i used for it playing the backgroudn of my myspace page. Go to my myspace paged an check it out:
www.myspace.com/thefrankster1982 (http://www.myspace.com/thefrankster1982)

unfortunatley on the after effects movie i originally did th emusic fit in perfectly but bare with it this was the best i can do from scratch.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, January 10, 2007, 15:27:53
So has anyone seen my slideshow my myspace page.

www.myspace.com/thefrankster1982 (http://www.myspace.com/thefrankster1982)



I'm liking these new smileys.
 :banana:"it's Peanutbutter Jelly Time!" :banana:


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, January 10, 2007, 16:48:43
Yup. Saw it.I'm more curious about the Meez.com avatars.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Wed, January 10, 2007, 19:06:32
Hey Frankster, I thought of you when I came across this site:
http://www.wrestlinggonewrong.com/index2.html


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, January 10, 2007, 22:24:26
 :rockon: cool sight! thanks!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, January 10, 2007, 23:19:14
That's a riot about Booker T

Thanks


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, January 10, 2007, 23:49:14
I'd say their Wrestlers Gone Bad section is severely under researched. I was present when Rob Rechsteiner, Sean Waltman & Scott Simpson were arrested @ bars.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files! Check out my slideshow!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, January 11, 2007, 10:12:15
I was there at WrestleMania XX when Ultimo Dragon tripped running down the aisle on his way to the ring.
:haha:

and later that night when the Undertaker's druids came out and one of the torches set the other druids on fire.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, January 11, 2007, 10:32:28
oops. Fire! Fire! Heh heh FIRE!


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 13, 2007, 12:28:56
As a resolutuion Today I'm gettign inked later! I will be joinning the crusade ink club with kikuchiyo, dawn and the others!  Let's all hope I dont scream  :aahh: like a bitch  or  :faint:

If all goes well u may see tonight or tomorrow!  Wish me luck that it comes awesome!  As for what I'm getting that's for u to find out but it's very common what I'm getting.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: toranoshi on Sat, January 13, 2007, 13:29:26
Frankster,
Do not go for anything common, unless it is a Shi symbol, in which case welcome to the club.  :highfive:


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 13, 2007, 14:20:20
Sorry I'm not worthy  :notworthy: for a shi symbol. But this is more of a heritage tattoo chances are it probably wont be done, i may have more added to it.


Title: Re: The Frankster's Files!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 13, 2007, 22:11:27
 :flex: I've been Inked
(http://a505.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/18/l_5d8112a72e3853a5f9d59e63d4899540.jpg)
(http://a585.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/39/l_bf5a5031f2c070bb6ac30b69f3ce86d8.jpg)
It did hurt but the pain wasn't bad at all! I did not water once!  I am very happy with it!
The beauty is I will not regret it is who I am!


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Sat, January 13, 2007, 23:12:08
That's cool. I think having the flag poles sticking into a heart with a banner saying your heritage would finish that off nicely.



btw, welcome to the club.


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 13, 2007, 23:28:56
I was thinking of a crest that would say heritage or sumthin but the key was to hide it under my short sleeve.
Not just for job interviews but my dad as well!

You dont wanna mess with him....
(http://a397.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/22/l_5824fd427f077683767d715a1925585c.jpg)
 :afraid:


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, January 14, 2007, 07:41:34
Frank the ink looks good. I remember the first time my mom saw mine.  I was home on leave from the army. It was first thing in the morning. I had come out of my bedroom with out my shirt on my mom let a scream out came over to me and started smacking me upside the head. “your marked for life” smack smack “what did they do to you” smack smack. The kicker was I had no plan on letting her see it. But I had it for about  6 months, and had forgotten about it.
(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_2_123v.gif)
Frank you were proud enough to have it done be proud enough to show it off.  What’s he going to do Ground you. 
I was wondering why you choose the  1822 flag is that when your family came to the USA?



Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, January 14, 2007, 10:38:55
I may love the US but i dont have to love every state! For exaple i dont like Lousiana especially their corrupt government!

U try getting 50 stars mad small!


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: cristos on Sun, January 14, 2007, 14:52:12
Hey Frankster, that's a killer tattoo! I think that a heritage tattoo was a good way to go.  :nod:


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Mon, January 15, 2007, 08:52:30
That looks great Frank!! 

That is one of the reasons we chose the Viking Ruines writing because we both have Viking bloo in our family.

I plan on getting a couple more but in due time.  I want to get my kids names in Viking Ruines on my arm and will have a Shi one.  I don't know if it will be the Kanji or my commission piece.


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, January 15, 2007, 16:57:45
My plan was to get 2 but i'm not sure if i will get another one done!  If so it will be a certain comic book character.  I actually saw a giesha who reminded me of shi in the tatoo shop and i figured ways to rearrange it into shi.  But i dont plan on getting a shi tatoo. sorry


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: BillyTucci on Tue, January 16, 2007, 08:14:12
Dude you are one Italian-American badass!  Or is that the flag of France?    :karate2:


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, January 16, 2007, 11:47:47
 :flamingmad: France?!!!!
Are u colorblind?!  I guess you are if u thought that pink dot looked good over's Shi's eye when u first designed her WHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOAAAAHHHH! :haha:  :qlol: :qkidding:!

Speaking of which I have to make a stop in Paris only to catch a flight to florence this summer, yeah I'm taking the course in Italy (was that around when u were in FIT, Billy)

I'm going to the con Friday but I will try my absolute hardest to get there Saturday do u know an LiRR train nearby to Roosevelt Field Mall to get to Penn Station?!

I really wanna make the con cause and artist is there who i really want to mentor me next semester.



Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, January 17, 2007, 10:26:16
I may love the US but i dont have to love every state! For exaple i dont like Lousiana especially their corrupt government!

U try getting 50 stars mad small!





I would have thought you would have had your dad tattooed on. That was a cool pic & would have made a great tattoo.


Title: Re: The Frankster has been INKED!!!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, January 17, 2007, 10:27:10
Not to say your tattoo isn't a great one. Nice job.


Title: 2 Days to the Big Apple!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, January 17, 2007, 17:27:26
Yea I'm going to the Big Apple Con Friday!  Dan Slott will be there so that's cool, I'll probably see Sparky, and Alex Saviuk. It's a FREE show yay!  Billy will be there Saturday and so will Guy Gilchrist (who i wan tto mentor me) however i'll be in Roosevelt Field Mall going to meet......
 :flex:HULK HOGAN:flex:

Yes but i'm gonna try to see if there is any way to get to the city. I will try my absolute best.


Title: The Frankster Remembers Bam Bam Bigelow
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, January 19, 2007, 21:47:18
 :rip: (http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/17/images/large/FLO_1_td17bam1_227751_1117.jpg)  :rip:

From WWE.com
former WWE Superstar Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow has passed away in Florida.

Kevin Doll, the Public Information Director for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Bigelow was found dead early this morning in his home in Hudson, Fla.

"We can confirm that Scott Bigelow was found in his home this morning. At this time the cause of death is unknown," Doll told WWE.com.

Doll also confirmed that the Pasco-Pinellas Counties medical examiner has taken the body and an autopsy will be performed.

Bigelow, 45, worked for WWE, ECW and WCW extensively throughout his 20-year sports-entertainment career. A former ECW Champion, ECW Television Champion and WCW Tag Team Champion, he is perhaps best known for his rivalry with Lawrence Taylor that culminated in the main event of WrestleMania XI in 1995.


 :sob: It's sad that we loss a great legend like him.  He actually was one of the few heels i liked when i was a kid.  I remember most his fued with Tatanka, Doink The Clown, and NFL's Lawrence Taylor.  I have seen him wrestle at 3 different house shows in the past. 

He was supposed to be at the Innervision Comicon back in June 2003 but was a no show and was very dissappointed.  You can chalk him up with the list of wreslters I never got to or get to meet now with: Andre the Giant, Owen Hart, Eddie Guerrero, Earthquake, Brian Pillman, and Junkyard Dog. 


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: toranoshi on Sat, January 20, 2007, 09:44:03
It is sad that so many wrestlers do not make it to the 50th b-day. Hopefully, with the new WWE substance policy in place this thing will not be as common in the future. As a side note, Brian Pillman was everything you would expect him to be. His character was not a character, he was a complete loose cannon. I had a chance to talk to him one time for about 30 minutes about wrestling and other things, and when I brought up his knee injury he went ballistic and then a minute later was completely calm again. If I can find my old wreslting scrap album I will post a bunch of old pics.


Title: The Frankster Meets the Hulkster
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, January 20, 2007, 22:02:19
Today I met the Hulk Hogan
 (http://a731.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_df879e9ba5eaf5a1daa1ece10eb1266a.jpg) at Roosevelt Field Mall today. It was way worth the wait of 4 hours. GOt my picture with him  and a certificate of authenticity. He was very nice and he really admired the artwork I made him.
(http://a880.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/32/l_1025abdcafd875bc6f77efdffb31b0b7.jpg)
Hogan knows how to treat his fans.
The Frankster Meets Hulkster! The Clash of the Immortals!
THis totally outhined my last run-in with him.


Title: Re: The Frankster Meets the Hulkster
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, January 21, 2007, 06:25:08

The Frankster Meets Hulkster! The Clash of the Immortals!



(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/18/18_1_30v.gif)

So what art did you show him?  did he sign it for you?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, January 21, 2007, 09:53:49
I gave him printouts of a recent painting i did and rememebr that image i did of him on Illustrator.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, January 21, 2007, 19:20:36
THEN
:deal:
(http://www.medaloffreedom.com/JohnFKennedy37.jpg)
 :afraid: :Bolt: :loser:


 :flex:
NOW
(http://a731.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_df879e9ba5eaf5a1daa1ece10eb1266a.jpg)
 :notworthy:
:deal:
:notworthy:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Mon, January 22, 2007, 07:42:50
I'm lost what dose this last post mean. what is with the first photo Is that a young hogan and JFK  it looks like John Kerry


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, January 22, 2007, 09:45:00
That's a young Bill Clinton shaking hands with JFK which was sorta a landmark handshake in american history i suppose!  But i'm just comparing that the one is nuthing compared to the one of me and Hogan!  :flex:


Title: Back to Class Tomorrow!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, January 28, 2007, 21:11:14
 :groan:
Back to Class Tomorrow!!!
New Semesters, New Classes, New Mentor, and 2 NEW Professors.

I had to rearrange my schedule like 3 different times.  I only did it the 1st time to avoid getting this bastard
(http://www.peteremmerich.com/emmerichalone.jpg)
again.  Gave me a B-.  He taught my mentor class but he crossed the line when he started dissing my mentor when he sed to me "You mean you got all your mistakes from your mentor."  I'm sorry but that's crossing the line,  :flamingmad: becuase Rob McgInnis is an Illustration god and he is just the same as he was back in the 60s.
(http://www.comicorange.gr/imgs/comics/mcginnis/mcginnis209.jpg)
that was Then and here's now
(http://www.graemeflanagan.com/robert_mcginnis/kill_now.jpg)
Looks bout the same.  Anyways I got a better professor.  But my time with Robert McGinnis has been over and I have sent him the finish to my Foxy Brown painting which Rob was very pleased with and said "I came a long way" and I am well on my way.

As for my new mentor that's for you to find out! 
Catcha later!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Mon, January 29, 2007, 11:25:08
Was the guy in the back related to the Frankster....same glasses?  That is Clinton in the foreground.
THEN
:deal:
(http://www.medaloffreedom.com/JohnFKennedy37.jpg)
 :afraid: :Bolt: :loser:




Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, January 29, 2007, 22:11:37
 :headshake:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Mon, January 29, 2007, 23:13:38
I like The Frankster's response.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, February 7, 2007, 13:59:29
Frankster, are you going to the NYCC in February?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, February 7, 2007, 20:17:14
Frankster, are you going to the NYCC in February?

Funny you should mention it I just bought my weekend pass today!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, February 7, 2007, 21:39:56
Can I trouble you to pick up 3 free posters for me @ a certain booth?


Title: My mentor for Spring 2007 is...
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, February 9, 2007, 16:42:32
Frankster,

I think your calling is cartoon drawings.  
I would like to see more of them.
Back to Class Tomorrow!!!
New Semesters, New Classes, New Mentor, and 2 NEW Professors.

I  But my time with Robert McGinnis has been over and I have sent him the finish to my Foxy Brown painting which Rob was very pleased with and said "I came a long way" and I am well on my way.

As for my new mentor that's for you to find out! 
Catcha later!


Well if those of you were wondering my new mentor is actually a comic strip artist.
He is none other than Guy Gilchrist.
(http://www.gilchristcartoonacademy.com/images/d2s/Guysphoto.jpg)

He is known for illustrating the Muppets strip back in the 80s....
(http://www.gilchristcartoonacademy.com/images/d2s/1/sMuppets-19830523.gif)
And my personal favorite which he's been Illustrating since 1995..
Nancy
(http://www.gilchristcartoonacademy.com/images/d2s/Nancy-2005-03-17.gif)

Yea as Joe stated that i should do more of my cartoon work.  Since i did all those commissions for King Henry Ent. and Aardvark Amusements, i notice people have preferred my cartoon style so i chose Guy to help brush up on my cartoon skills.
And of course I have been a fan...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Comic%20Artist%20Sketches/gilchrist_fritz.jpg)
This is from when I met him in 2003.

So right now the project he assigned me was (well since he knows I wanna be a book illustrator)to a do a book dummy and finish of either and Aesop Fable or Grimm's Fairy Tale so I chose to Illustrate Androcles and the Lion.



Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sat, February 10, 2007, 13:23:37
That's who I thought you meant when you posted his name!  I've got an autographed copy of a comic book collection of his angel strips.  Sounds like a good guy, and his work is clean and inspirational.


Title: Frankster's Files: Guy Gilchrist
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, February 10, 2007, 23:19:20
Yes you are referring to Your Angel's Speak
(http://www.gilchristcartoonacademy.com/images/d2s/5/GAngel1.gif)
I also bought the book from him when i saw him 3 weeks ago and an original Nancy strip which has Fritzi Ritz in every panel.  How the story of how that happened the same day i met Hogan it;s  avery long detail story i will tel you abotu someday (it also involves Billy).


Title: Snow Day destroys Valentines Day!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, February 14, 2007, 17:54:11
And how great it is!  Us single guys who loathe this holiday have gained our revenge on happily coupled.  Yea it seems New York was hit with snow, sleet and hail, plus my only class today was cancelled.  :snooze:

What sucked though was i was gonna hang out with 2 different girls today during my brake.

I was able to get some work done today and i plan putting this one project out of the way and make way for better projects.



Title: The Frankster is going to the ComicCon today!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, February 23, 2007, 08:13:02
Hey Crusaders, later today I will be heading to the NY Comic-Con at the Javitz Center.  Billy has been a complete mute for the past 2 months so God only knows when he'll be there and where he will be.

Javitz is blocks away from my class so I'll be heading there afterwards.  I hope this year will be much smoother than last year. :djparty: :banghead:

I really hope I get to meet Stan Lee  :crossfingers:

I would like to grab some sketches from Olivier Coipel, David Finch, David Mack, Phil Jiminez..the list goes on. 

Oh & if you guys are gonna be waiting all night to see my post the Con will not end till 9pm so I probably wont be home till 11pm.

I'll post later!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Fri, February 23, 2007, 11:30:30
Cool. Have fun.
I don't know the protocol for getting sketches from artists. How I got Billy to do anything is all just a blur. How much do those guys charge for their sketches? Is there a waiting list?  ETC...


Title: The Frankster Files: NYCC Day 1
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, February 23, 2007, 23:03:50
Okay for starters my dreams of meeting Stan Lee have been shattered  :fit: The site never said anything about stupid tickets or when and where to obtain them.

Saw Billy chatted a bit, and he left early to take his nephew to a rock concert.  :rockout: :guitarist:

I got a sketch from Kevin Eastman of April O'Neal  :boobs:
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/Eastman_april_censored.jpg)

I got a Veronica sketch from Dan Parent
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/DanParent_Veronica.jpg)

and a KimPossible w/ Rufus sketch from Stephen Silver
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/silver_kimpossible.jpg)

I also met and got autographs from David Mack and Steve McNiven. I also saw Alex Saviuk.

I also got my newest She-Hulk signed at the Marvel booht by Dan Slott and GREG  :cuss: -ing HORN  :flamingmad: And the worst part was he was bragging how much he liked his work.  :loser:I gave him Malocchia (evil eyes) the whole time.

Not much to do in a 5 hour show that is very congested.

Tomorrow is a new day! :sneakers:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Sat, February 24, 2007, 00:19:40
Looking at the pic of Veronica, I can see where Billy may have gotten his inspiration for hands. :hmmm:


Title: The Frankster Files: The NY Comic Con - Day 2
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, February 24, 2007, 21:27:11
It was a 45 minute wait outside the javits center for ticketholders to get in.

So I got yet another sketch from Kevin Eastman
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/eastman_raph2.jpg)

I got signatures from Ken Kelly.

I "MET" Stan Lee (If you consider saying hi to him and him saying hi back to you counts as met)

I met Mick Foley today at the Simon and Schuster Pocket Books stand and got a copy of his upcoming book signed for FREE.

I tell ya it was a very turtle day ... not only did i get my sketch from Eastman...
...But I also got sketch from Tales of the TMNT artist Dave White...
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/white_raphvtri.jpg)

and met Kevin Munroe...director of the new TMNT movie

Now I remeber back on the older Franster's Files I showed yas a Daphne sketch i got from some Scooby Doo artist who was a complete Douchebag which he had problems of drawing Daphne in a bikini cause he sucked...... Well I got a much better version from a real artist....Joe Staton...
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/staton_daphne.jpg)

I also got signatures from Billy, Palmiotti, Infantino, Thibert, Saviuk, and Peter David.

Show was much better today :2thumbsup:


Title: The Frankster Files: NY Comic Con - Final Day
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, February 25, 2007, 17:25:52
Ok 1st today when I 1st got in I went to the Marvel Booth which signing at 11am-Noon was: Frank Cho, David Finch, Billy Tucci and Mark Sparacio.  Finch got in 1st so i went up to him before Cho showed up, meanwhile Billy & Mark were stuck in artist alley trying to help a guy who had a seizure.  So i got my "Woman" book signed by Frank Cho and a buncha books.  I told him how Frank is the coolest name in the world and said he better never call himself the Frankster.

for the past three days i was the current high bidder for the Alan Weiss Ultimate Spider-Man cover which I bid for $150 till the silent acution ended. Then it turned into a live auction and this stupid drummer from some band outbid mine for $550 and he bought like 6-10 others for like thousands including Romita, and Quesada. The bastards never said anything about a live auction  :flamingmad:  If i ever see that  :cuss: -ing drummer..... :bringit: :buried:

I cheered myself up buying another sketch from Dan Parent and aside from Veronica i always thought Melody from Josie and the Pussycats was cute .....well she had a unique ditziness (well from the cartoon) so i asked for one of Melody.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/danparent_melody.jpg)

I got signatures today from Bogdanove, Finch, and Cho. 
And i bought a bunch of SPider-Woman books which i am starting to collect.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files: NY Comic Con - Final Day
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, February 26, 2007, 12:44:08
for the past three days i was the current high bidder for the Alan Weiss Ultimate Spider-Man cover which I bid for $150 till the silent acution ended. Then it turned into a live auction and this stupid drummer from some band outbid mine for $550 and he bought like 6-10 others for like thousands including Romita, and Quesada. The bastards never said anything about a live auction  :flamingmad:  If i ever see that  :cuss: -ing drummer..... :bringit: :buried:

This is the cover I was robbed of.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/AWeiss.jpg)

 :bringit: I'm comin to a git ya, ya rich greedy bastard.



Title: RIP Cap!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, March 7, 2007, 22:17:34
 :sob:(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/RIPcap.jpg) :sob:

I actually picked up the book and put ti down and late ron i heard what happened so i had to search 3 comic book stores to get it!


Title: The Frankster Files: A SUPRISE Visitor
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, March 8, 2007, 21:59:12
Well 1st off yesterday I saw Ghost Rider and I liked it.  :2thumbsup:

Today I met WWE Diva and the current Playboy Cover Girl
(http://a835.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/45/l_f31c26ce980ca8b09259800d7db394c2.jpg)
Ashley Massarro again (that pic is from the summer) she signed her new playboy

When I went to class later, before my professor came in i saw a familiar face pop in the door
by coincidence....
(http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0604/10/billytuccith.jpg)
Yup Billy Tucci was strolling around FIT and actually popped in my room.  I thought he was going to lecture or sumthin but he was just taking advantage of his alumni pass to kill some time while in NYC.  He was looking for me and for some professors and met just me. so we chatted for 15-20 minutes til he met up with Sparky.  For the record Billy didn't know i was in that class but it was just sheer luck.

He told me Greece was great and that him & Deb had a great time.

awesome suprise


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, March 8, 2007, 22:29:06
Congrats on your luck.

& welcome back, B!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Thu, March 8, 2007, 23:00:18
I'd think I'd $h!t my pants if Billy came strolling into someplace that I was at. How frickin' cool is that? Congrats to you. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, March 12, 2007, 22:27:19
Well today was somewhat of a crappy ass day!

I was playing my PSP on train, ferry & Train and i was about to finish up my game before class started and my prof. called me over so I paused the game and stuck it in my pocket for a while my  prof. was discussing my painting...my psp started to get very hot next thing u no it wouldnt go back on.  And i remember chargin it last night.  So then i start callin sony asking them questions and one guy was such a jerkoff.

Oh and that same profressor from before gave me C+ on my painting.  We were supposed to do a creative advertisement ad of choice and we would then be paired with another student who would be our art director.  My idea was to do a Spider-Man 3 poster like last semester i did that WWF poster.  But only difference was we were appointed out art director's project and I had to do a stupid H&M ad about leggings.  The girl wouldnt give me the decency to draw beautiful women but to make a silhouette of women.  1st of all i hav no fashon sense have u seen the way i dress.  Oh as for me beign an art director my client i made choose the movie but Spider-Man 3 is my idea.

Which is why for my personal portfolio project I'll be painting my Spider-Man 3 poster.  Which i will paint with goache and egg which i learned from Rob McGinnis.

Oh i charged my PSP when i got home anf it came back to life.

Well I'm only 12 posts away till the big 1000!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Tue, March 13, 2007, 18:33:00
Think that was a bad day?  I received word yesteday that the man I have worked for for the past 22 years has decided to close the company in two months time. 


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, March 13, 2007, 19:05:47
i sed it was a crappy ass day not a bad day! 


Title: The Frankster Files!: IRON MAN MUST DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, March 14, 2007, 23:48:59
Now I know it's just a comic but enough is enough...

Billy Hates Reed Richards.  Well you can Add Tony Stark: Iron Man to join Greg Horn on my list.  Ever since the prelude to Civil War, Iron Man has gone too far and all of a sudden turned into a giant dick.  And after picking up the newest issue of New Avengers I could not believe what that @$$Hole pulled.  Ever since the shocking death of Captain America I've been cursing Iron Man.  And when I read the end of Civil War it just pissed me off that Cap surrendered when he had a perfect shot at Iron Man.  It even rolled my eyes at Billy doing a commissioned Iron Man sketch at the NY ComicCon. 

as for the New Avengers.....


*SPOILERS ALERT*
After the incident from the Initiative where Ms. Marvel tells Spider-Woman that Cap is still alive and that SHIELD is trying to revive him, broke the news to the Avengers tell them the news about Cap, and as Dr. Strange sent his astral form to check it was true sees a battered body of captain america in a SHIELD facility.  And as they arrive Wolverine sniffs and notices that it aint cap when all of a sudden out of nowhere pops the Mighty Avengers, with Iron Man tellin the New Avnegers that they are under arrest.  That sick bastard Iron Man used Cap's death as a decoy to lure fugitive super heroes.  Just the fact that Iron Man tricked them into thinkin his former friend was alive when he wasnt only to capture fugtive super heroes is just wrong. 
************

Ever since the death of Captain America i've wanted to get the PSP version of Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects where Cap is a playble character only to play as him to beat the living snot out of Iron Man. 

It shouldve been Stark who died
(http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/1867/400/1867_4_0284.jpg)
We dont need a Billionaire primadonna recovering alcholic as a superhero and protector.

Your time will come Iron Man  :rip:

I The Immortal Frankster hereby boycott seeing the Iron Man movie or buying his cartoon DVD. 



Title: The Frankster Files! - The Primate Con
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, March 18, 2007, 12:36:17
Hey everyone this morning I went to the Primate Promotions comic  book show.  The only artists there were Dick Ayers, Keith Williams and Mark Texiera.  I bought several Spider-Woman comics which I am trying to build up on.  I am more than halfway there.  I also found three Laff-a-Lympics comics.  And of course I got me a sketch. I got a sketch of the Invisible Girl
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/ayers_invisiblegirl.jpg)
From Marvel's veteran inker Dick Ayers.  Who inked over Kirby's pencils from the very beginning. 

Not a bad show.


Title: The Frankster Files! The Selfish Bastard has been revealed!!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, March 18, 2007, 16:10:10
for the past three days i was the current high bidder for the Alan Weiss Ultimate Spider-Man cover which I bid for $150 till the silent acution ended. Then it turned into a live auction and this stupid drummer from some band outbid mine for $550 and he bought like 6-10 others for like thousands including Romita, and Quesada. The bastards never said anything about a live auction  :flamingmad:  If i ever see that  :cuss: -ing drummer..... :bringit: :buried:

This is the cover I was robbed of.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/AWeiss.jpg)


 :bringit: I'm comin to a git ya, ya rich greedy bastard.



The Selfish Prick has been revealed!!!!

John Dolmayan of System of a Down
(http://www.lpmusic.com/Pros_That_Play_LP/Players_Roster/images/dolmayan.jpg)

That's the Bastard who robbed me of my cover and the rest of th ecrowd.  Stupid rich  :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:!

 :flamingmad:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, March 23, 2007, 21:52:13
What a week.  I am  so exhausted.  Only one week away til spring brake.  I went to Wrestlemania Fan Axxess at the South Street Seaport this week.
(http://[img]http://a342.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/33/l_4f56944ff811ece9cb0823e3e61f097d.jpg)
[/img]
 Met Mick Foley for the umpteenth time again.
(http://a63.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/55/l_252b25fab624db5f8a8c9f4fabdbdfd6.jpg)

And twice this week went to teh American Museum of Natural History..
(http://a507.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/36/l_c58b5fad4dca66d4bc6213b75bd3f252.jpg)



Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sat, March 24, 2007, 09:29:32
Hey Frank when are you leaving to go explore your roots? 

and how long will you be there?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, March 25, 2007, 10:55:48
I believe I'll be leaving May 31st.  (which is 9 days after graduation).  I'll be back at the very end of June. Which means I'll be celebrating my b-day there.  I hope to spend that weekend in Rome.  As I sed before it's a summer elective course.  It consisits of 1 day in the classroom and the other 3 outside.   I cant wait to see the Raphael paintings he has been my favorite Renaissance artist (and Ninja turtle.)  I definitely wanna check out Pisa, and Venice.  Maybe even Milan if so I wanna go see an AC Milan soccer game. But towards the end of my stay I'm gonna go check out the  Calcio (Renaiisance Soccer which is like a Battle Royal). I cant wait, break away from this damn stress.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Sun, March 25, 2007, 16:28:48
Hey Frankster, it's cool that you'll be able to celebrate your birthday in Italy! Sounds like you will have a blast there. I'm sure you'll take some awesome pics there. Anyway here's a cool thing I saw on Ebay. You've probably already seen it, but here it goes anyway:
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/cristos73/spiderman_sketches.jpg)

It's on canvas drawn by Michael Turner, Micah Gunnell, J Scott Campbell, Angel Medina, Mark Brooks, and Tone Rodriguez. The item number is 180099191279 in case anyone wants a closer look.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, March 25, 2007, 17:12:58
OH MY GOD!!!!   I WANT IT!   I WANT IT!   I WANT IT!   I WANT IT!

THAT IS PURE GENIUS!  I Definitely gotta do that next time i see a buncha spidey artists!

And what the  :cuss:!  Since when does Turner do sketches!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Sun, March 25, 2007, 19:14:51
Glad you like it! It seemed right up your alley.


Title: THE FRANKSTER'S 1000th Post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, March 25, 2007, 20:56:25
 :bliss:POST 1,000 :bliss:

 :djparty: :adoration: :banana: :beer: :clap: :boobs: :clap: :elephant: :cheer: :carrot: :breakdance: :broccoli: :fishing: :groupwave: :jumpers: :juggle: :moon: :party: :pineapple: :popcorn: :shots: :shades: :djparty: :banana2: :rockon: :flex:

Yes That's right 1000th Post. It took me 4 years to reach this plateau.  (Well I have a job and classes). 

In celebration I was gonna post my 1st post from 2003....unfortunately it was on the Geroge W. Bush topic, and I know Scott, Flerk, and Delvie would have a field day if they saw it. 

So here are some images that graced the Icons of yours truly.
(http://members.tripod.com/S_A_J/pictures/hulkhogan17.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/Crusade%20pics/spiderfrank1.jpg)
(http://sportsmed.starwave.com/i/magazine/new/hulk_hogan.jpg)
(http://www.nndb.com/people/360/000022294/george-w-bush.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/My%20Art/hogan2sapmlet.jpg)
(http://images.zap2it.com/20050207/10_steve_americandad.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/My%20Art/venom_icon.jpg)
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/frankcardcopysite.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/venom_approach.gif)
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/BROTHER.jpg)
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/venomgrabs.jpg)

Well That's all I can Think of!  Thankyou everyone for bein there for the Frankster. Thanks to the Hulkster for being a great Icon in many different versions.  Most of all Thanks to Billy!!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/TheFrankster/billynfrank.jpg)

So does this make me a Crusade Guru  :notworthy:

Thankyou All!   :adoration:

Now here's to the next 1000!!!! :marg:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Sun, March 25, 2007, 23:35:12
Congrats to you. I think I'm next in line, but a ways away.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Mon, March 26, 2007, 07:44:50
Frank congrats 1000 post. cool  I wish mine would have taken 4 years to get that hing. becouse maybe that would have ment I had a job all that time.

And I went back and read your Bush post.  And I do not see anything wrong with it. I am a Bush fan Also. In fact I still have my BUSH 04 stickers on my car.   not sure if I buy into the Americas mayor but who knows


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Mon, March 26, 2007, 12:37:48
Congrats on the 1000 post!! :highfive:


Title: Re: THE FRANKSTER'S 1000th Post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, March 26, 2007, 13:45:25
 
:bliss:HAPPY 1,000 :bliss:

:groupwave:
(http://img31.photobucket.com/albums/v94/Delvie/CrusadeForum/thinking.gif)



& thanks for the nod...  :eyebrow3:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, March 26, 2007, 13:52:52
I don't think Crusade Guru exists anymore


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, March 26, 2007, 19:45:05
Thankyou all for the congrats!  Oh & Delvie I noticed That Crusade Guru seems to be a Crusade Warrior now I noticed the 5 stars and That I am one and I dont know how long I have been one. 

3 more class days til Spring Break,

I'm thinking of skippin Wed. Night's class to just to stay home and work on my project.  Right now my goal is to get that book that Guy Gilchrist mentoring me to get done.


Title: The Frankster's Files! The Real Tony Stark
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, March 26, 2007, 21:51:11

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/ironnazi.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, March 27, 2007, 10:45:05
Frank congrats 1000 post. cool  I wish mine would have taken 4 years to get that hing. becouse maybe that would have ment I had a job all that time.

And I went back and read your Bush post.  And I do not see anything wrong with it. I am a Bush fan Also. In fact I still have my BUSH 04 stickers on my car.   not sure if I buy into the Americas mayor but who knows

Well lately Delvie has had a change of heart of the president and has been sending me Bush bashin messages on MySpace.  Plus i dont I dont wanna relive that incident with Flerk after Faranheit 9/11 came out.


Title: The Frankster Files! SPRING BRAKE!!!!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, April 1, 2007, 21:53:14
Spring Brake! :bliss:

Yea It's Spring Brake for me! Unfortunately I'll be trying to get my work done!  My Spider-Man 3 poster is coming good so far, I'm almost done sketching my Androcles and the Lion book, and I yet to start on my other project.  I'll be hanging with friends Wed & Thursday.  And I'll be Spending Easter weekend upstate in Monticello.

Oh a question to Joe Snider or to anybody who knows this answer if you are reading this.

"Do you have any sketches done by Tom Derenick, or does he do any, and how much"

all I can say is "I'm Loving This"
(http://www.pmkane.com/tomderenick/Shehulkclr2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Mon, April 2, 2007, 09:03:43
Frank I do not have any thing from Tom. but I checked with his people about haveing him do a commission and this is what they replied

Hi Scott, Tom's plate is pretty full at the moment so he isn't accepting comission requests. Your interest is appreciated and please feel free to check back in a few months.


I'm not sure if you have seen his web page with his gallery so here it is

http://www.pmkane.com/tomderenick/index.html


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, April 4, 2007, 12:03:42
That's where I got the pic from.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, April 4, 2007, 13:05:09
Frank congrats 1000 post. cool  I wish mine would have taken 4 years to get that hing. becouse maybe that would have ment I had a job all that time.

And I went back and read your Bush post.  And I do not see anything wrong with it. I am a Bush fan Also. In fact I still have my BUSH 04 stickers on my car.   not sure if I buy into the Americas mayor but who knows

Well lately Delvie has had a change of heart of the president and has been sending me Bush bashin messages on MySpace.  Plus i dont I dont wanna relive that incident with Flerk after Faranheit 9/11 came out.

You're thinking of somebody else. I've never appreciated the president but I certainly don't recall sending bush bashing messages.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, April 4, 2007, 20:57:22
Well Delvie remember when i replied  a  bulletin called the "F :cuss: List"

People added something to the F-word and it was constantly reposting.

and you replied by saying
Quote
   I can't believe nobody said F :cuss: BUSH! OK. I will.

F :cuss: Bush w/ Cheney's shotgun filled full of shot & turpentine.

Also, F :cuss: SHARIA LAW!

If you are wonder what I sed..... I sed "F :cuss: People who have Tom on their Top 8"


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, April 4, 2007, 22:26:41
Well Delvie remember when i replied  a  bulletin called the "F :cuss: List"

People added something to the F-word and it was constantly reposting.

and you replied by saying
Quote
   I can't believe nobody said F :cuss: BUSH! OK. I will.

F :cuss: Bush w/ Cheney's shotgun filled full of shot & turpentine.

Also, F :cuss: SHARIA LAW!

If you are wonder what I sed..... I sed "F :cuss: People who have Tom on their Top 8"

LOL

Oh, I forgot about that list that you sent to everybody as a bulletin of  F :cuss: this &  F :cuss: that?
My bad... LOL. I added bush to the list & that means I've been sending bush bashing messages? Wasn't that a reply to a bulletin & not a personal message? You made it sound like it was a recurring event.  & lately? How long ago was that?

Anyway, you could have posted your 1st Bush post. I wouldn't have cared. How often have I stepped in lately during the liberal bashing? None. Humor is humor.

But anyway, ignoring the trivial & back to the real issue, happy 1,000 (1,007) Happy Spring Break & yes, I have some Derenick. Not cheap. & that's certainly nicer than my Derenick.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, April 8, 2007, 17:37:19
Hey everyone Happy Easter! :carrot:

Well my spring brake is coming to a close as of today. I hate when they make you go back to class the day after easter. 

I went upstate the past 2 days. Went to my grandparents today and watched The Godfather Part II.  I am anticipating the Sopranos tonight.

I gave Billy a call erarlier in the week.

well I'll post again later on.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Sun, April 8, 2007, 20:15:33
By the way, Lovin the new myspace default pic. Tres cool!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, April 9, 2007, 06:26:43
Yea that was from the Wrestlemania Fan Axxess when they came to the South Street Seaport.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Thu, April 12, 2007, 08:25:02
just for you Frank I guess this is a first shot from the movie
(http://img1.picturewizard.com/132400C/0/ironmangrey.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, April 12, 2007, 11:10:45
You trying to be cute with me Scott!!!

Its funny i was just about to post a commentof how now Iron Man has gone too far!

WHY! DAN SLOTT! WHY!!

Why'd u make She-Hulk sleep with Iron Man!

Playboy my ass, he's a damn man-whore!

(http://comicpants.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/iron-mancaptain-amcasualties-of-war.jpg)
Ahh Now that's more like it!
Mark Millar and Joe Q. can go screw themselves!
Not Ed Brubraker, I know he was just doing his job.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Thu, April 12, 2007, 11:16:37
come on frank you can not tell me that when the movie comes out that you will not go and see it  :rockon:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, April 12, 2007, 11:32:21
 :nono:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Thu, April 12, 2007, 11:54:35
Iron Man's awesome! I can't wait for the movie!  :nana:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Thu, April 12, 2007, 12:13:58
it looks ok but I want to see Fantasic Four "Rise of the Silver Surfer"


 :sorry: for the  :bump:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Thu, April 12, 2007, 14:58:14
I like your Avatar Frankster!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Thu, April 12, 2007, 14:58:53
it looks ok but I want to see Fantasic Four "Rise of the Silver Surfer"


 :sorry: for the  :bump:

Will they show Galactus in it?


Title: The Frankster Files!: Will Galactus be in Rise of the Silver Surfer?
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, April 12, 2007, 21:29:36
Will they show Galactus in it?

I asked the guy at the booth for the official Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer video game. He sed Galactus in the game itself, but from what Fox told him well he sed that "Galactus' presence is felt" whatever that means.

If he is in it I hope it's not gonna be gay like Gah Lak Tus from Ultimate Extinction.

But I'm guessing it's gonna most likely be based on the classic story where Dr. Doom steals the Silver Surfer's powers.

I'm gonna have to see the movie in Italy.  I hope they have it in English with Italian subtitles.


Title: The Frankster Files: Spider-Man week starts tomorrow!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, April 29, 2007, 17:22:05
Yea Spider-Man week starts this week in the 5 boroughs of NY.  I a have an advanced ticket to see Spider-Man 3 in Staten Island (my borough) for TOMORROW NIGHT (cause i was an avid subscriber to the site and lived in the NY Tri-state area)!!!  And this week Topher will be in the city at a comic shop i would like to meet him.  Well I'll let you know what happens.

Graduation is a mere 3-4 weeks away.  As for me I'll be in Italy one month from Tuesday!

Well I hope all goes well tomorrow I have to skip a class or 2 to see th emovie but it'll be well worth it!


Title: The Frankster Files! REVEALED MY 2 BEST PAINTINGS EVER!!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, April 29, 2007, 20:58:34
Quote

So how about showing us what you have been working on!

I know some of you guys are itching to see the painting I'm doing with my mentor.  Well I cannot show you the painting but I will show you the peliminary sketch for it. I did a series of sketches and this one is the winner.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/foxy_bikini1.jpg)
"not quite Misty Knight"

My original sketch is not this dark.  I always wanted to do a sketch of Pam Grier / Foxy Brown.

It's being done in watercolor and the rest in goache.
Spring Brake! :bliss:

Yea It's Spring Brake for me! Unfortunately I'll be trying to get my work done!  My Spider-Man 3 poster is coming good so far....

OK My friends I have been holding out on you guys for the longest time.  But I have good reasons but we can discuss that another time.  What you are about to see are my two best paintings EVER!!!!!  You will see my Foxy Brown painting and my recent poster of Spider-Man 3 i did in class.  I submitted them both into the FIT senior show.  My Foxy Brown painting was the definite I submitted (I couldn't dissappoint Rob McGinnis), However the other one didn't make which went through Jury.  But thanks to Professor Kam Mak he you can see both.

Look for them both on this site and it shouldnt be hard it's alphabetical by first name and I happen to be the only Frank who a senior in illustration.

http://www3.fitnyc.edu/illustration/seniorshow2007/index.htm (http://www3.fitnyc.edu/illustration/seniorshow2007/index.htm)

Please let me know what you think!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, April 29, 2007, 21:24:49
 Congrats on the job well done.  It was interesting seeing these works of yours in context of your fellow seniors.


Title: The Frankster Files! I SAW SPIDER-MAN 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, April 30, 2007, 21:19:39
'nuff said!  :2thumbsup::bliss:

Two See More go to the new Spider-Man 3 section in Comics & Film!

Oh & Chuck thankyou for the courtesy to check out the site and feedback!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Tue, May 1, 2007, 10:33:47
You might have seen this already, but Walmart has a Hulk Hogan Anthology DVD set I thought you might be interested in.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Tue, May 1, 2007, 15:11:26
hey frank I think I like the venom more.  your brick work on the brown peice really looks good


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, May 1, 2007, 21:25:09
You might have seen this already, but Walmart has a Hulk Hogan Anthology DVD set I thought you might be interested in.

Thanks Delvie I got that DVD at Wal-Mart before last Thanksgiving.  Matter of fact Wal-mart had the the exclusive 4th DVD disc


Title: The Frankster Files: Frankster meets Venom
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, May 1, 2007, 22:30:10
Yes I met Venom himself Topher Grace (or for those of you who sleeping under a rock Eric from That'70s Show).
(http://movies.radiofree.com/photos/spider-man_3_04408.jpg)

I gave him a copy of my Venom painting u recently saw and made another copy for him to autograph for me.
Plus I even drew him a sketch
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/topher_venom.jpg)
While I waited on line.  When i told him i did this while waiting on line he sed "u did this on line, wow ur amazing"

He was very nice.  It was cool to meet him!


Title: The Frankster Files! I'm FREE!!!! FINALLY FREEEE!!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, May 11, 2007, 14:06:51
 :bliss:
No more projects!!!!!!!  I'm Done!!!
 :djparty:

I still have classes nonetheless till next monday but everything is completed and ready for handing in!!!
Only 11 days til graduation and 20 days till I leave for Italy! ....well 1st i have to head to Billy's favorite country (France), to charter a flight to Firenze (Florence).

Anyways tomorrow I'll be seeing Sparky at a small comicon at Hawthorne High School in NJ which is set up by the same guy who books the artist for the Big Apple Con. Other guests include: Gene Colan, Joe Sinnot, Tex, Dave Devries and more.


Title: The Frankster Files!: ONLY TWO WEEKS TIL'...
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, May 17, 2007, 21:28:51
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/frankpaintitaly.gif)
'Nuff Said!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Thu, May 17, 2007, 21:34:07
that is too cool. having fun?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! I'm not in Italy!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, May 18, 2007, 08:12:27
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  NO I DINT GO YET!!!  I Meant to say 2 weeks away!!!  That's why it sez in 2 weeks!!!


Title: The Frankster Files! Graduation Tomorrow!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, May 21, 2007, 20:57:43
After 6 1/2 years of going through 2 majors at FIT I'll be graduating tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall!  if you wonder why so long well I started as a Fine Arts Major and received an AAS (Associates in Applied Science) back in the Fall of 2002 and in the Fall of 2003 shortly months after joining the Crusade Forum and meeting Billy Tucci I started to follow in his footsteps by majoring in Illustration.  I received an AAS in Illustration in Spring 2005 and before then was when I decided to go for my BFA (Bachelors in Fine Arts) which I will recieve tomorrow. 

They dont even announce us at this graduation i dunno if it's worth going.

(http://images.meez.com/user02/02/02_10009851633.gif)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, May 21, 2007, 21:13:50
CONGRATS FRANKIE!!!

Probably the last time you might see some of them (but then I don't know how close you were - I wasn't really close w/ any of my classmates). I'd go, recognition or not.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Mon, May 21, 2007, 21:31:23
Good Going Frank!
Go to graduation.  Even if it sucks, you won't spend the rest of your life wondering "what if?".  Heck, you might even see a vision across the floor who will make the rest of your life unbelievable.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, May 21, 2007, 21:54:49
That's what I was thinking. Last chance to get #s.  :eyebrow3:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! Graduation Tomorrow!
Post by: BillyTucci on Tue, May 22, 2007, 08:19:02
After 6 1/2 years of going through 2 majors at FIT I'll be graduating tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall!  if you wonder why so long well I started as a Fine Arts Major and received an AAS (Associates in Applied Science) back in the Fall of 2002 and in the Fall of 2003 shortly months after joining the Crusade Forum and meeting Billy Tucci I started to follow in his footsteps by majoring in Illustration.  I received an AAS in Illustration in Spring 2005 and before then was when I decided to go for my BFA (Bachelors in Fine Arts) which I will recieve tomorrow. 

They dont even announce us at this graduation i dunno if it's worth going.

(http://images.meez.com/user02/02/02_10009851633.gif)

WELL DONE FRANK!!!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: flerk on Tue, May 22, 2007, 12:08:20
 :clap:
CONGRATULATIONS!

:beer:

What do you have planned after you come bak from Italy?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Tue, May 22, 2007, 12:26:37
"LANDING"


Sorry. Still stuck on the blonde jokes.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Tue, May 22, 2007, 13:19:40
Congratulations on your Bachelors in Fine Arts, Frankster! Enjoy your time in Italy.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: toranoshi on Tue, May 22, 2007, 14:42:16
CONGRADUATIONS


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, May 22, 2007, 18:09:41
(http://a105.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/18/l_a62cce833eaacd3725e37068d6845a10.jpg)

 :adoration:
Thankyou all for congratulating me!  It certainly was a hectic day!  I did graduate as a regular Cum Laude (no Sunni or Magna), but it's better than just being reguilar. Only 9 days away til Italy!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! responses
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, May 22, 2007, 18:31:09
That's what I was thinking. Last chance to get #s.  :eyebrow3:
Delvie I got numbers loooooooooooooooooooooooooong ago!

CONGRATS FRANKIE!!!

Probably the last time you might see some of them (but then I don't know how close you were - I wasn't really close w/ any of my classmates). I'd go, recognition or not.

...and well 2 of the girls I'm friends with are coming on the trip with me (one of them met Billy on his suprise visit) who happen to be liek best friends to me and well hanging out for 30 days straight we'll be close.  However I do hope to find me an authentic Italian girl
soemthing like this....
(http://news2000.libero.it/img2/fotogallery/1044353020cucinotta002.jpg)
or this....
(http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~iisa/2003/valeria.jpg)
or even this
(http://www.lifeinitaly.com/italian-movies/images/Monica%20Belluci.jpg)


What do you have planned after you come bak from Italy?
Find a Job! Well this summer i will be working at the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones like i do every year but mostly find a job!!

Thanks again everyone!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Wed, May 23, 2007, 08:36:59
CONGRATS FRANK!!  Good luck and have a safe trip!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, May 23, 2007, 18:02:04
GRAZIE! Dawn!

(http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/gallery/screenshots/9f15/9f15_022.jpg)

"That's-a Nice-a Donut!


Title: The Frankster Files!: Only 3 days away!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, May 28, 2007, 17:25:23
Hey everyone I went upstate this weekend, the Frankmobile friggin died on me :bummer:!
I got a BB Gun and i was shooting at a sketch of Bin Laden i did.

Tomorrow I'll be trying to get everything together and buy everything i need.  I will post later!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Mon, May 28, 2007, 20:39:46
frank make sure you pick up some ear plugs for the flight.
 if there are little kids on the plane for that 7-10 flight you will thank me for it.
I also reconmend staying up for the 48 hours before the filght.
 that way you will be dead tired and if your lucky you will sleep most of it.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, May 28, 2007, 22:04:32
Thanks Scott, but I got myself covered for the plane
(http://www.simonsays.com/assets/isbn/1416531572/C_1416531572.jpg)
That's what I've been Saving it for.  Plus I have classmates of mine on the plane and hoping we can probably plan our whole schedule for the trip especially our weekends.

I also got me a book full of SuDokus and Jumbles.
I just hope i don't use em all up before the ride back.  Especially since train rides to Rome, Venice, and/or Milan are like 3:30 hours from Florence.

Maybe i should bring my Giulinai "Leadership" book but dont wanna pack too much but i suppose i'll throw in a few graphic novels and trades.

 
 


Title: The Frankster Files! Boun Viaggio
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, May 30, 2007, 23:14:59
 :airplane:
Well I am taking off in less than 20 hours.  I shall be in Florence Friday around 2pm-3pm.

I will try my absolute best to write or post a pic.
 :coffeenpc:

Well this be my last post before take off.  I shall return in 30 days! 
 :bike:

Everyobody have a great month of June.
 :bighug:

(http://images.meez.com/user02/02/02_10003081827.gif)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, May 31, 2007, 07:12:44
Have a safe flight & have fun.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, June 1, 2007, 11:45:55
I'm curently in Italy!  I was only in France for 2 hours and couldn't wait to get the hell out of there.
Florence is beautiful i expect to take pics.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Fri, June 1, 2007, 11:58:45
Somehow, I thought we'ld actually get a chance to miss you.  :nana:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, June 1, 2007, 12:54:24
Somehow, I thought we'ld actually get a chance to miss you.  :nana:

well he could turn that around and say the samething :p


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Tue, June 19, 2007, 15:29:07
so no new post from Frank. I hope he did not knock over that tower thing.
Maybe he met some hot new hunny over there and has no time for us anymore


Title: The Frankster's Back!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, June 29, 2007, 21:38:38
Yea I'm back! Unfortunately my luggage isnt ...... :cuss:ing French bastatrds. Let's pray they both come back in one piece. Anyways i'm exhausted. For those of you with myspace checkout my pics section Italis where i kept constantly posting pics.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, June 29, 2007, 21:41:41
... and dont ask me if i heard about Benoit... the news travelled to me earlier this week.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sat, June 30, 2007, 07:07:34
Frank did you hear about  Benoit
Ex-star Benoit killed wife, son
what a looser





sorry could not control myself
Welcom back


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, June 30, 2007, 07:38:14
so no new post from Frank. I hope he did not knock over that tower thing.
Maybe he met some hot new hunny over there and has no time for us anymore

I hope the pics answer your question for the tower.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Sat, June 30, 2007, 15:47:56
Welcome Back.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 1, 2007, 00:02:32
thanks its great to be back!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Sun, July 1, 2007, 05:37:38
Glad you made it back safe! :nod:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, July 1, 2007, 07:45:52
nice photos Frank  it looks like a good time.
so witch babe did you bring home?


By the way  about you myspace page.
Dude. it took forever for your page to load.
I think it has to do with all of the Videos on your page.
It might be trying to buffer them all or something.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Mon, July 2, 2007, 08:32:24
Welcome back Frank!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: BillyTucci on Mon, July 2, 2007, 08:57:51
The Frankster has returned!

Or should we refer to you from now on as "Don Franco?"


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, July 3, 2007, 21:34:06
you can still call me the Frankster. As long as you show some repsect.
(http://a9.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/77/l_ed94d2eebbee3e58fb2e036b36a67810.jpg)


Title: The Frankster Files: Under the Tuscan Sun
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 5, 2007, 10:03:00
Well Under the Tuscan Rain was more like it as it it did for the first 7-10 days. I arrived in Florence after chartering from  :cuss: FRANCE (Billy's favorite country)  :nana: on Friday June 1st.
For the archived jhournall i'm not putting up a lot of pics cause Slamky is gonna tell me I have to shut down due to slow loads and make the Frankster's File 3.

June 1, 2007

   Arrrived in Florence, met my 2 roomates (or cellmates) and got settled and took a little walk around Santa MAria Novella and had the long awaited taste of Melon gelato.

June 2, 2007
    I got up early and met up with my prof and friends and we had our little tour of florence like th ePiazza Del Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and of course the Duomo.
(http://ttp://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v75/246/48/693095762/n693095762_183612_9876.jpg)

June 3, 2007
     Went to Sienna for the day.

June 4, 2007
      Had my 1st day of class at Polimoda and after class went to Pisa.
(http://a518.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/51/l_a3c0cfdfb8acfcae01bdc12b519f69c5.jpg)

June 5-7
       Went to museums and chruches in Florence.


Title: The Frankster Files! When in Rome
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 5, 2007, 10:22:21
June 8, 2007
I took the train from Florence to Rome! Rome is without of doubt Italy's version of NYC. You have crowds, tourists, subways, and istead of hobos you have gypises.....straight out of latveria.

1st off i had my taste of European McDonalds

Went to the Trevi FOuntain

(http://a674.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/60/l_920e00eb7e97ec0d1f19c27ac3776299.jpg)

and the Spanish steps, Holbein Museum, and the Santa MAria Popollo.

Afterwards we took the train out of Rome to a countryish town Cesano di Roma where we stayed at a nice Bed & Breakfast!

June 9, 2007
     I AM 25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Went to the Vatican Museum that day, saw the Sistene Chapel.
(http://a581.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/42/l_3b0e09d88915c177f6461a145e17f314.jpg)
COuldnt make it into the Basillica of St. Peters so we moved on and saw the Pantheon.
(http://a8.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/3/l_cd0b2c248e79650467107adcb5d68d7f.jpg)

Then we headed back, me and the gals made dinner at the bed & breakfast and they suprised me with a tartuffo with candles.

June 10, 2007
       We left the Bed & Breakfast, went to the Colliseum finallY!!!!
(http://a92.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/27/l_8bc91820260874a0bdaf222c0c0f9253.jpg)
(Billy if you are readin... the girl next to me is the one you met at FIT)
Then we saw Ancient imperial Rome, then we headed back to florence.


Title: Back in Florence!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 5, 2007, 10:40:55
June 12, 2007
   We went to the Academia  and I saw Michelangelo's David.
(http://www.odu.edu/ao/oip/studyabroad/images/david5.jpg)

The reason why his head and hands are huge is cause it was originally palnned to be place in the Duomo and to be looked up at.  Also David had a Bronze Skirt which of course no longer their.

June 13, 2007
    Went to the Boboli Gardens (no relation to the bread company).
(http://a691.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/l_a5ffa13cf04dc27df7bff05292030a5a.jpg)
yeah that's my whole class.  This is the place where they got that uncomfortbale statue of Bacchus.

June 14, 2007
     Went to the king of all museums in Florence...THE UFFIZI!!! Where i got to see 1 of 2 of th epaintings i was dying to see.
Well this painting needs no Introduction
(http://www.worth1000.com/web/media/102116/birth%20of%20venus.jpg)
This painting is pretty much the pinnacle for babe and pin-up artists. This is what starte dit all. I got so much venus souveniers that i used her for my project!!!










Title: Venice and the Holy Father!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 5, 2007, 10:56:59
Friday June 15, 2007
    Me and the gals from the Rome trip plus another went to Venice for the day.
(http://a640.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/29/l_7d27ec8cc110f2fd32e13e434a4b4b4f.jpg)
I ended up going to the Basillica of San Marco and took a gondola ride.

June 16, 2007
  Stayed home and worked on the project.

June 17, 2007
   Me and a friend went to Assisi hoping to get into the Basillica of St. Francis (my patron saint)
(http://a900.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/65/l_8e95cb54188771dfca13446e2e9e858b.jpg)
it was closed! But little did we know we unexpectedly made into the mass of the pope.
(http://www.religiouslife.com/images/pope_benedict12-05.jpg)
Talk about coincidence. We were there for the lats 30 minutes to receive his blessing to the crowd which means my cross from the Vatican which i wore is blessed by him.



Title: The rest of the trip!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 5, 2007, 11:18:03
Well everything else from then on was no big thing afterwards. Everything was done on what i needed to do.
We did go to the Pitti Palace that week and got to see my other painting I was looking forward to seeing.

Raphael's Madonna of the Chair
(http://www.globalgallery.com/prod_images/hd-2355.jpg)

Saturday June 23, 2003.
    I originally wanted to go to Padua, but the trip was too expensive and for that price i woulda rather gone to Rome again. We took the train to Arezzo hoping to take th bus to Cortona but our timing was tardy but we decided to stay in Arezzo. It happens to be the home of Roberto Benini and he filmed Life is Beautiful here too.
(http://a806.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/79/l_22da7639ff2f4cf05d1e3c531b835aad.jpg)
they were having a joust that night too and we saw knights and horses.

Tuesday June 26, 2007
     We were cordially invited to a Renaissance repast at my professor's villa.  We were fed the foods that the artist from the Renaissance ate.
(http://a606.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/90/l_dd332abf9282b320b3656d5460ed3505.jpg)

June 27, 2007.
      It was the last day of class and 2 days away from leaving. I handed in my project which everyone enjoyed. and i show you my fellow crusaders.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/venuspolimoda.jpg)
I made Venus arise from Florence's Arno River with the Ponte Vecchio in the background. I even made her look a tad bit more feminine and ....busty (but that was an accident).

I came home 2 days later and spent my last days having a final walk through the great town of florence.

If you ever heard of homesick well I am Italy-sick!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Thu, July 5, 2007, 12:44:58
Wow what a great trip!!  I loved hearing about it being that my ball and chain ( :nana:) keeps me in the states.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: california69gs on Thu, July 5, 2007, 12:54:17
After I kick the bucket you'll have plenty money to see the world.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Bushido Macs on Thu, July 5, 2007, 13:02:54
After I kick the bucket you'll have plenty money to see the world.

Hey Cali, I bet you're hoping for latter...MUCH latter, rather than sooner! :crossfingers:

Billy Mac


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: california69gs on Thu, July 5, 2007, 14:03:27
LoL, everyday i live her retirement grows.

So if she wants to go further then the WI Dells she'll want to keep he kicking awhile longer.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Thu, July 5, 2007, 14:07:32
LoL, everyday i live her retirement grows.

So if she wants to go further then the WI Dells she'll want to keep he kicking awhile longer.

 :noway: :headshake:  I will be able to go farther then the dells!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files: Under the Tuscan Sun
Post by: sllamky01 on Thu, July 5, 2007, 15:07:43
For the archived jhournall i'm not putting up a lot of pics cause Slamky is gonna tell me I have to shut down due to slow loads and make the Frankster's File 3.



Not sure what this is ment to mean post as many photos as you like. it hurts me none.
I only told you that your myspace page was running slow I thought becouse of all the videos you have loaded.

no big deal I will stay away


Title: Re: The Frankster Files: Under the Tuscan Sun
Post by: Delvie on Thu, July 5, 2007, 15:28:50
For the archived jhournall i'm not putting up a lot of pics cause Slamky is gonna tell me I have to shut down due to slow loads and make the Frankster's File 3.



Not sure what this is ment to mean post as many photos as you like. it hurts me none.
I only told you that your myspace page was running slow I thought becouse of all the videos you have loaded.

no big deal I will stay away


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/Delvie/CrusadeForum/CrusadeForumB/845303aa.gif)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: BillyTucci on Thu, July 5, 2007, 19:18:17
Looks like a great time -- but man do you look like a tourist!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, July 6, 2007, 21:37:27
Tourist my eye :noway:

I resent that. "Adventurer" is more like it. I just happened to have been very young when i wanted to go to all these places.  And you know I always carry a backpack everywhere i go.

Tourists are a buncha braindead idiots who waste their money on a stupid tour when they can't find out things for themselves.  I studied the things i came to see. As for the museums in Florence I learned from the best, Prof. Sal Catalano who gave us a load of comic relief.

Oh and Scott i was referring to about closing down the 1st Frankster's Files cause it was taking slow to reply.


Title: The Frankster Files! The Latest
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, August 17, 2007, 11:18:39
For those of you wondering where I've been working my summer jobs at the minoir league stadiums and applying for jobs. And spending my free time with Meredith whom I hooked up with the day after i returned from Italy.
 After 3 different interviews and stressful weeks. I finally nailed a full time job in staten island requiring my photoshop skills!  :flex: Now i wont have to worry about becoming a Doorman or going back to :afraid: Burger King. 

Next weekend i plan on attending the wrestling convention in Lynebrook Long Island.
http://www.turnbucklepromotions.com/index.html (http://www.turnbucklepromotions.com/index.html)
I'm tempted into getting the VIP deal but there are so many off the VIP list I wanna meet.

Oh and I am pissed at Stan for booting off Basura on "Who wants to be a Superhero." 
(http://a52.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/115/l_4aaf7f359032a1cf65c1c488ea4acfeb.jpg)
I know it was her own mistakes but she was so hot, an artist like me, and I so would buy her comic.

Until then Excelsior!!!



Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Fri, August 17, 2007, 16:52:23
Good going on the day job thing Frank.
are you still going to work the Garden?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, August 17, 2007, 23:24:31
Thanks Scott,

I have not worked the Garden since September. Only cause it was tough being a senior. The Garden is an absolute waste and my seniority is probably cut off the list so most likely not!  It hasnt been the same since the express bus went up to $5.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, August 22, 2007, 16:24:06
It's about time the page is back up!


Title: The Frankster Files!: Wrestling con = Disaster Con!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, August 26, 2007, 21:09:45
Ok so i went from Staten Island around 7am to take the ferry to the city. I was heading over to the wrestling con in Lynbrook Long Island.  It was booked at a Sportime and who woulda thought the con would turn into such a disaster.  I originally was gonna buy the VIP pass which cost $175 and entitled u to a polaroid/photo op and autograph op (but no 8X10), howver at the show it cost $200 so i sed  :cuss: that!  I just bought autograph tickets for people i wanted including Christy Hemme, Dawn Marie, Scott Hall, Sid Vicious, and and non vip-er Superstar Billy Graham.  Also i bougth an autograph from Gail Kim, and a signed book from the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase.

the signings were divided into 3 different sessions and there was The VIP plus got in 1st, the VIP ticket holders, than the Gen Admission.  Thoses Vip tickets did nothing more but screw things up. they had it all in the stupid basketball gym which cause problems with the fire marshalls. I thought it was gonna be another repeat of NY Comicon 06. Not to mention Dawn Marie and Sid dint show up for their session so I swapped Dawn fro Kevin Nash.  However when it came to the final session teh people runnign th ehsow finally used their braisn for once and expanded the show to 2 rooms.  So I got Sid's autograph and then Billy Graham's.  Then I went over to the Tennis court and there was such a long ass line for Hall and Nash.  And the VIP people where nothing more than a buncha whiney  :cuss: Instead of cooperating and making it the whiole 1st come 1st serve they had to be  :cuss: ing technical.  After 2 hours of waiting i got to Hall and Nash and since i waited so long adn things were so scattered i took advantage and threw some extra stuff to get signed cause security was not paying attention and the they were happy to sign it for us.

(http://a394.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/101/l_47d833a2f9b6530cddb7175b8e727e09.jpg)

I must say that Hall is in a lot better shape than he was back in last November and I'm happy he is goin on the right path and he may one day be as good as he was back when he was Razor Ramon.  He was very nice. 


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, August 27, 2007, 01:32:43
Glad you got to go. Something tells me that if you had paid for a vip package, you'ld be upset if they didn't stick w/ protocal.  :eyebrow3:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Mon, August 27, 2007, 05:08:09
Sid vicious, kevin nash, scott hall. That would have been some sweet autos to have. Kinda like the older days of wrestling. The before ya knew what would happen wrestling. And yea scott still looks like hes holding good. Did he bust out with Yo frankster.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 30, 2007, 09:58:47
Glad you got to go. Something tells me that if you had paid for a vip package, you'ld be upset if they didn't stick w/ protocal.  :eyebrow3:

Well what pissed me off was they tried to pull this  :cuss: off with the non-vip guests like Superstar Billy Graham.  He was not part of the vip deal and they were trying to jump the line.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Skwerly on Thu, August 30, 2007, 10:25:13
Boo-urns on people trying to make things more "organized" but end up making it even more disorganized and annoying.  I know that the behaviour of some of the VIPers can't be controlled by organizers, but such things should be anticipated.  Hope they'll organize this better next time.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 30, 2007, 21:07:03
I dunno what was more disorganized, this show or last year's NYC Comic Con. Either way it was always an issue with the  :flamingmad: fire marshalls.

Well I am less than 11 hours away til my 1st day at my full time job. :coffeenpc:
I dunno what'll be in store for me but the avatar sez it all.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Fri, August 31, 2007, 06:19:26
From what you said, some wrestlers refused to do signings. I think if I paid $200 for VIP & some of the people I was supposed to have pics && signings w/ backed out, I'd demand that those who backed out be replaced by someone else, thus your dilema. 

I know I think the whole VIP thing is a racket & BS. It always makes things a hassle. I ran a con for 4 yrs & we NEVER entertained the idea of VIP packages. We thought that all fans, rich or not rich, should have equal access to our guests. Just because someone could afford a VIP package didn't mean they were a bigger fan, it just meant they had more capitol.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, August 31, 2007, 06:49:18
From what you said, some wrestlers refused to do signings. I think if I paid $200 for VIP & some of the people I was supposed to have pics && signings w/ backed out, I'd demand that those who backed out be replaced by someone else, thus your dilema. 

I know I think the whole VIP thing is a racket & BS. It always makes things a hassle. I ran a con for 4 yrs & we NEVER entertained the idea of VIP packages. We thought that all fans, rich or not rich, should have equal access to our guests. Just because someone could afford a VIP package didn't mean they were a bigger fan, it just meant they had more capitol.

I totally agree!!  Calli and I did the whole VIP thing at Chicago the first 2 years and we both felt it was a crock of BS!!  We came out of the meet and greet with a bottle of "free" water and we felt so proud that we forked over 100+ for a few cookies, fruit water and soda for the hour meet and greet and spent all of like 5 mins to talk to the artist participating in it.  Havent bought it since!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Skwerly on Fri, August 31, 2007, 07:57:49
Hmm...FanExpo Canada had a VIP ticket, but it was only $14 more.  It just gave you special early access to the con, more swag and free tickets to up-coming smaller cons run by the same company.  No extra special treatment when it came to guests.  (I went in with exhibitor passes so I don't know if there was anything else.) 

Frankster, didja file a complaint to the con, or rather, a notification of what had transpired as a gesture of goodwill?  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! The Latest
Post by: Delvie on Fri, August 31, 2007, 09:36:35
Oh and I am pissed at Stan for booting off Basura on "Who wants to be a Superhero." 
(http://a52.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/115/l_4aaf7f359032a1cf65c1c488ea4acfeb.jpg)
I know it was her own mistakes but she was so hot, an artist like me, and I so would buy her comic.

Until then Excelsior!!!




I agree. She was who I was routing for. What happened to last night's episode? The one I saw I thought was a rerun.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: toranoshi on Fri, August 31, 2007, 10:57:23
From what you said, some wrestlers refused to do signings. I think if I paid $200 for VIP & some of the people I was supposed to have pics && signings w/ backed out, I'd demand that those who backed out be replaced by someone else, thus your dilema. 

I know I think the whole VIP thing is a racket & BS. It always makes things a hassle. I ran a con for 4 yrs & we NEVER entertained the idea of VIP packages. We thought that all fans, rich or not rich, should have equal access to our guests. Just because someone could afford a VIP package didn't mean they were a bigger fan, it just meant they had more capitol.


But now you could buy the Platinum VIP ticket and fork over $500-1000 for your own special line that gets you into the con about 3 minutes early. Granted you also get a couple of books and a few statues, but still you would end up paying a lot less for them on ebay.
I totally agree!!  Calli and I did the whole VIP thing at Chicago the first 2 years and we both felt it was a crock of BS!!  We came out of the meet and greet with a bottle of "free" water and we felt so proud that we forked over 100+ for a few cookies, fruit water and soda for the hour meet and greet and spent all of like 5 mins to talk to the artist participating in it.  Havent bought it since!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Fri, August 31, 2007, 11:46:28
& what he meant to say was:

From what you said, some wrestlers refused to do signings. I think if I paid $200 for VIP & some of the people I was supposed to have pics && signings w/ backed out, I'd demand that those who backed out be replaced by someone else, thus your dilema. 

I know I think the whole VIP thing is a racket & BS. It always makes things a hassle. I ran a con for 4 yrs & we NEVER entertained the idea of VIP packages. We thought that all fans, rich or not rich, should have equal access to our guests. Just because someone could afford a VIP package didn't mean they were a bigger fan, it just meant they had more capitol.


I totally agree!!  Calli and I did the whole VIP thing at Chicago the first 2 years and we both felt it was a crock of BS!!  We came out of the meet and greet with a bottle of "free" water and we felt so proud that we forked over 100+ for a few cookies, fruit water and soda for the hour meet and greet and spent all of like 5 mins to talk to the artist participating in it.  Havent bought it since!

But now you could buy the Platinum VIP ticket and fork over $500-1000 for your own special line that gets you into the con about 3 minutes early. Granted you also get a couple of books and a few statues, but still you would end up paying a lot less for them on ebay.



Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, August 31, 2007, 12:51:27
But here is a great kicker, Cali and I spent the money for just the passes for friday for us and while we were walking to get in that friday morning, we find a premiere pass on the ground, tj picks it up and we leave that night, I looked at tj and said, "why didnt we sell the ticket? we could of at least made up for one of the passes we paid that day"    :doh2:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, August 31, 2007, 17:46:04
I'm not knocking the vip passes it's just that they can at least try to be good sports about and show a lil sympathy for a guy who was waiting his ass in line for 2 hours and while they go getting all the autographs like no tomorrow they gotta start with who's 1st. Especially if a non VIPer has a ticket for 1 lousey autograph.

   It was like the time last year at Wizard world Philly this jerkwad on the Marvel line for John Romita and a few others had the sign saying "Last in line - 'nuff said" and we asked if he can pass the sign down to me and 2 others and he was shaking his head "no" with a sinister and fruity smile on his face.  Luckily the folks at Marvel let us on limitting ourselves to four books which was perfect cause i had 4 silver age Amazing Spideys which i did not want to bring back the next day. 
   However the next day at the autograph area they had the Romitas signning and i was luckily the guy who had the last line sign.  But being the nice guy that I am and experiencing what happened the day before I let 4 people who wnated to go on th eline cut me so i still be the last guy they stay for.

Whenever I usher at the baseball games and if someone asks if they want to sit in a certain seat whether they are injured, elderly, dont wanna be seperated by friends or family, or just wanna be close I always tell them "sure, but if the real ticket holders come u hafat move."  Sure I usually use it as an excuse to get a good tip without taking a bribe, but I know what it is like to be a fan and would like to help them like i wish someoen would do for me in a situation like them.

I know people like to go by the rules but u seroursly dont have to be a complete  :cuss:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, August 31, 2007, 20:13:11
Parthenon got booted, Delvie!

Thank goodness! We dint need him! we already have Northstar, Flatman and Ultimate Colussus.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, September 6, 2007, 21:54:58
Looks like the Defuser one!  :snooze:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Fri, September 7, 2007, 15:39:12
Yah. I just wasn't into it as much after Basura was voted off the island. I did watch the finale last night, though. UBER COOL that the last 3 got action figures made of them.


Title: The Frankster Files! My Whereabouts as of late!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, September 27, 2007, 22:13:29
After 3 different interviews and stressful weeks. I finally nailed a full time job in staten island requiring my photoshop skills!  :flex: Now i wont have to worry about becoming a Doorman or going back to :afraid: Burger King. 

I havent mentioned it much, but I started at the very end of August.  I work for PhotoGrave and PicturesOnGold.  It's a company that makes custom jewelry and it specially know for having your pictures printed on gold, instead of shoving a piece of paper in lockets they'll make you a custom shape out of gold or silver with your picture printed on it. 
www.picturesongold.com (http://www.picturesongold.com)

Now I know what you're saying "That doesnt sound like our Frankster?"

Well honestly what I specialize in is my photoshop and design skills. My job is using the computer 100%. 

I started off taking pics of some of the products, then removing the background, sharpening it, cleaning it to prepare it's image for websites and ctalogs. I also designed a few brochures which will eventually go into print. And as a favor to the man who hired me, he just got married this past weekend and I designed his wedding church bulletin and reception menu.  And as of late I started doing actual orders. I would occassionaly retrieved the pic the customer sent, clip it, shrapen it and size it to fit their order.  The job is easy and stressless. And I pay nothing to commute. My coworkers are very friendly and my boss is a clone of Billy (You'd haveta see it to believe it).  Anyways I'll post again soon if you have any orders from my job let me know so I can make sure th epicture is done right.....

We even have superman pendants... http://www.picturesongold.com/products/new_large_super_guy_gal__style_pendant_p64750.html (http://www.picturesongold.com/products/new_large_super_guy_gal__style_pendant_p64750.html)   


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! My Two Cents
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, September 30, 2007, 21:47:26
Well it seems i sed the wrong thing to the wrong people and it lead into an immature pointless battle.  Fine I'll do yourselves a favor and keep my comments to myself, but I still think that...

Greg Horn's still a Phoney
Leinil Yu cannot draw (your cockiness on facial detail just makes your chracters look awful and old)
Juan Bobillo is the biggest dissappointment to hit comics since Adam Warren
and Joe Quesada wants things done his way and not the fans way and his work is nothing to brag about either.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Mon, October 1, 2007, 08:11:39
Ok Frank  The whole point  of my post was to make a point.  That point is,  using names like that hurts. And it sounds like you may know that better than some. 
Using Bad langue is a bad habit that is hard to break. I am not perfect at it yet, but what I try to do when I am dissed  I try to come back with kindness. It throws them off guard.
Now as far as calling you a name that offended you.  Well  I think we are all one from time to time.  The true secrete is to understand why someone thought so. And try to make changes.
Trust me I was also one of those picked on most of my life. And I let my mouth strike back most of the time. The problem is it cost me a number of Great jobs and some good friends. So I have been trying to make changes  still working at it.

Next  no one ever said they hated you.  Well  at least not that I know of.   I get in arguments with friends and family all the time. Just because I argue dose not mean that I do not like that person.  It means I disagree with them.  Never meant to put ya in knots.

Last thing. Before you try to get a sketch from A.H. Go to his web page first  some where there is a rules for getting a sketch. 

 :bighug:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, October 1, 2007, 10:29:55

Well it seems i sed the wrong thing to the wrong people and

Yes. Adults who don't mind playing back.


it lead into an immature
& I present to you:
There is no way in hell I'll be getting an Adam Hughes sketch I tried two years in a row already and got nothing. And everytime I ask that b*tch of a female business partner




pointless battle. 

That was a battle? Me thinks your imagination is getting the best of you Frankster  :eyebrow3:





Fine I'll do yourselves a favor and keep my comments to myself, but I still think that...

Greg Horn's still a Phoney
Leinil Yu cannot draw (your cockiness on facial detail just makes your chracters look awful and old)
Juan Bobillo is the biggest dissappointment to hit comics since Adam Warren
and Joe Quesada wants things done his way and not the fans way and his work is nothing to brag about either.

Not that I think you should keep your comments to yourself. Nobody said you were any less of a contributor to this forum than anybody else or that your opinion wasn't welcome. If that's what you think, then that's your own conscience playing tricks on you. To be Frank, however, saying something silly like I'll keep my comments to myself directly followed by 4 opinions before the end of the sentence lends no credibility.










In conclusion:

I'm an a$$hole because I think politically correctness is for pussies. Too many people have died for my right (& your right) to say exactly how I feel. My friends deserve nothing but complete honesty from me & I expect it back. If someone is my friend, sugar coating something for my sensitive feelings implies that I'm not whole enough emotionally to take the truth. For instance, most handicap people want to be treated as equals. Many feel that their special treatment implies that they are less than whole or not equal. I recognize that you were bullied & teased as a child & on behalf of humanity, I apologize for that. I too had a rough childhood of being beaten & mentally abused by my own mother who should have been my protector. But that was then & this is now. I'm perfectly willing to trod lightly around you because many years ago, something bad happened to you, but if you want to be treated as an equal or an adult... that is the path that I prefer to take. & in that path, don't dish if you can't take. If you are my equal, you'll be treated as an adult.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, October 1, 2007, 10:32:22
Well those words towards those people were actually me ctriquing them as an artist myself.  If you are gonna consider me being a little enviuos that they have jobs at Marvel then consider yourself partially right.  What can I say I cant stand when I gotta buy a book with a great story but awful artwork. 


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, October 1, 2007, 10:34:02
That's understandable. I agree.


Title: The Frankster Files! More Commissions
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, October 2, 2007, 21:21:31
Here are more sketches in the link below this post but here is a little preview.

This was my very first sketch from March of 2002 of Freefall by non other than Jim Lee
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v125/246/48/693095762/n693095762_521501_7364.jpg)
Which is obvious this is only a few months before his run on Batman started that I was able to get a sketch.

This is a sketch I got at that show at the Garden which they do no more.
This was my 1st sketch from Alex Saviuk and this look like something that came off the comic book pages.
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v125/246/48/693095762/n693095762_521504_8569.jpg)
I consider this to be one of my most perfect sketches.  There is no ounce of negative space and everything is all neatly especially spidey's web pattern.

And here is one of Billy's You never seen before
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v125/246/48/693095762/n693095762_521505_9233.jpg)
Billy's unfinished Spider-Man from the National 2004 show.

You can see 9 others here
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=24227&l=8ff40&id=693095762 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=24227&l=8ff40&id=693095762)



Title: The Frankster Files! COME SEE MY PUMPKIN!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, October 16, 2007, 18:06:01
I painted this pumpkin last night of one of my favorite characters who graced many profile icons of this site.

(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/246/48/693095762/n693095762_562722_355.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/246/48/693095762/n693095762_562723_609.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/246/48/693095762/n693095762_562724_835.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/246/48/693095762/n693095762_562721_41.jpg)

The Teeth were made of discarded pumpkin and the tongue is made of newspaper, with lots of tape and gesso (which was painted over).

Please let me know what you think.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Tue, October 16, 2007, 23:45:05
That's really horrifying Frank.
In a good way.
That mouth is one of the ugliest things ever. Perfect!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Wed, October 17, 2007, 05:11:09
Little venom obsessed are we. Hehehe. Nice job though. The mouth really makes it for the most part scary indeed.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Wed, October 17, 2007, 08:39:38
Excellent job Frank. I like everything about it, especially the teeth.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Skwerly on Wed, October 17, 2007, 09:18:50
Creepy...almost want to scare someone with it by throwing it at them.  Almost, because I don't want to see that thing smashed.  Good job!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, October 17, 2007, 17:38:52
scare someone with it by throwing it at them.

LOL
Ironically, I stopped in Sleepy Hollow on Tuesday & took some pictures. I'll post them to my myspace blog, tonight.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, October 17, 2007, 18:27:25
Thanks guys. Darkwinter I just thought it'd look sick. If you don't know me by now, I'm not Venom obsessed.....

I'm She-Hulk obsessed
(http://www.pmkane.com/tomderenick/Shehulkclr2.jpg)
 :smooch:
heheheh

If i had a U-gouge i wouldve added texture to the eyes and and added the distorted webbing on him like in the movie.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, October 17, 2007, 18:30:14
Thanks guys. Darkwinter I just thought it'd look sick. If you don't know me by now, I'm not Venom obsessed.....

I'm She-Hulk obsessed
(http://www.pmkane.com/tomderenick/Shehulk3.jpg)
 :smooch:
heheheh

If i had a U-gouge i wouldve added texture to the eyes and and added the distorted webbing on him like in the movie.


Does that hair have Spawn's Cape capabilities?


Title: The Frankster Files Presents....
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, November 6, 2007, 19:55:41
Hey everyone, Nothing has been new with me.  It's all been the same every week, Last week I wnet to the priamte con saw Mike Lilly, Mike Oeming and Keith Williams and bought some old stuff to add to my file cabinet.

Well Today's Election day, well here is a video starring our own Billy Tucci fighting off some zombie democrats made from JibJab.com
http://www.jibjab.com/starring_you/receipt/2610212 (http://www.jibjab.com/starring_you/receipt/2610212)
2 other comic artists who fit in the group, guest star see if you can idenitfy them.

And if you enjoyed that here is one starring yours truly as an action hero
http://www.jibjab.com/starring_you/receipt/2315641 (http://www.jibjab.com/starring_you/receipt/2315641)

ENJOY!!!


Title: The Frankster Files! - Big Apple Con w/ Sketches
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, November 18, 2007, 09:06:52
Ok well 1st off I went on Friday after work and everyone started leaving by the time I got in so I just spent most of the time picking up on books I needed. I also saw Billy, Sparky, and JC Vaughn that day.

On Saturday morning I got in for the show opener Not only did I see Billy and JC at the table but I also saw Mike Soloff the human letter bomb (but after a night of sufferring from Insomnia I accidently called the Human Powerbomb)  :doh2:  And I also met AngelDoggie and BlackCatGuy.

Anyways I've been in search to get a certain character sketched.  I wanted a storm sketch but I originally had intentions of getting it from Dave Cockrum of course that's not gonna happen. :rip:
And there's no way I can get one from Frank Cho, cause cons are his vacation from drawing

So I ended up getting one from Alex Saviuk since he has drawn me such promising attractive women in the past in any way shape or form. So i got just what I wanted...

Goddess Storm
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v149/246/48/693095762/n693095762_659716_7811.jpg)

I was flippin through Louis Small Jr's sketchbook and when I saw pages of hand drawn trading cards i found this....
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v149/246/48/693095762/n693095762_659717_8063.jpg)
And everyone knows by now I have a She-hulk obsession just as much as BlackCatGuy has an obsession with Black Cat.  But I just had to have it and I saw on a pahe a sticker that sed $25 so i sed so this is $25 but it turned out it was only referring to something else and that it was $45.  But Just as I was about to walk away he sed "Wait..Ok you can have it for $25" just as long as i would scan and e-mail it to him.

And last but Certainly not least Billy.
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v149/246/48/693095762/n693095762_659718_8266.jpg)
Even though he's been done with HFH for over a year already I still wanted a Misty Knight from him.

As for others I saw and got autographs from were Dan Slott, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Adam Hughes, Dick Ayers, Steranko and Ron Garney. And I bought a Red Sonja print from Dan Hoover.

Oh and John Romita dint show. :sick:

The show wasnt bad but It couldve been better.  I getting tired of these overcongested shows. 


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: sllamky01 on Sun, November 18, 2007, 12:13:07
looks like you had a nice hull there frank.  I have a lot of stuff from Small   he is easy to haggel with.  the man allways asks me to send him scans.. one of these days maybe he can buy a scanner.




Title: The Frankster Files!- "Oh Where Oh Were Has the Frankster Gone...?"
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, December 19, 2007, 20:50:00
Hey everyone, you're probably wondering what happened to me, well Since Thanksgiving I have been working overtime at my job staring at my computer from 10am - 2am every night all 7 days.  I only took a whole day brake on the Saturday that Chanukkah fell on  (I'm not Jewish but Meredith is.....and she got me the Popeye set from 1933-36  :rockon: ) Things are starting to die down a bit with Christmas only less than a week away which i will spend Christmas morning waking up for lost hours of sleep, but all I can say it just one weeks ovetime has paid off my vacation in late febraury so it's worth it.  Well I will talk more after Christmas or right before it so catcha's lata. If you wanna know where I'm workign at again i work for this company www.picturesongold.com (http://www.picturesongold.com) and I have been cropping, retouching, and cuttign off the background for every single photo engraved order.  Happy Holidays! :bummer:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: BlackCatGuy on Fri, December 21, 2007, 13:36:05
Frankster, it was great meeting you at the National! I picked up a few of great sketches too to help me with my Black Cat "obsession" (good thing!!) I've been having trouble with the battery pack for my camera (it's going "Tango Uncle"!) But I managed to take a picture of this great drawing by Ed Coutts! I saw it and had to have it!

When I get my camera sorted out, I'll get pictures of my Billy Tucci and Sean Chen sketches for all to see!

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t29/BlackCatGuy/BlackCat2.jpg)

 :loveeyes: :loveeyes: :loveeyes: :loveeyes:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Fri, December 21, 2007, 14:11:32
that is really nice BlackCatGuy


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Fri, December 21, 2007, 17:08:20
Great detail in that Black Cat pic :shades:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Sat, December 22, 2007, 14:36:15
nice black cat. you and ya obsession. hehehe


Title: Happy 2008 from the Frankster.
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, January 2, 2008, 09:43:57
1st off right before New years my computer got infected real bad and it went kaput.  So it's finally almosy fully restored like new.  On another note I got my weekends back since Christmas came so it's great to start resting a bit again, I'm pretty much good till the week before Valentine's Day I guess. 

As for my resolutions:
*Get in better shape (yeah me and more than 50% of the country)
*Make more Money
*Make it to the Philly Show
and most importantly *Draw and Paint more often!!!!! (i've gotten lazy on it since I got back from Italy cause it's a shame a I bought a brand new sketchbook in Italy with my name Engraved which still has not been touched.

Well at the end of February, Meredith and I are heading to DisneyWorld and Universal Orlando, I can't wait!


Title: The Frankster Files: In Orlando too early!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, February 27, 2008, 10:54:41
Hey Crusaders,
     This is the Frankster, postin' straight from [not-so] sunny Orlando, Fl.  Now you may ask yourself, doesnt Frank know that MegaCon is next week. Unfortunatley that's not why I'm here. Me & Meredith went to DisneyWorld which we stayed the past few days.  Epcot and Animal Kingdom were awesome parks.  Well this morning we checkled otu out of Disney's Pop Century resort (i was in the 50's). One cool thing at Disney was the at Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM) the animation/drawing class.  Yes i did outshine all the kids, and parents, but hey it's been a long since i ranked best somewhere as an artist.  I am currently checked in  at the comfort suites in Orlando rigth across from Universal Parks. I am going to Universal Studios tomorrow, Islands on Friday, and Saturday possibly both.  I can't wait.  I never been on Jaws cause they were building it when i went in 1993. I cant wait to go back on Spider-man, ET, and Jurassic Park.  Sucks that King Kong, Back to the Future and the Hanna Barbara Ride are gone.

Well next time i go here i'm making my vacation go into Megacon. Later, I will post pics when i get back.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files: In Orlando too early!
Post by: Delvie on Sun, March 2, 2008, 08:34:25
Now you may ask yourself, doesnt Frank know that MegaCon is next week. Unfortunatley that's not why I'm here.

Yah. I'm here a week early myself. I probably leave monday.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, March 17, 2008, 19:54:20
Hey Crusaders.
FLordia was awesome.  Dinsey was nice, And Universal was good but as for the studios of universal was much better when it was when i was younger.

Yea so i am gonna go to the NY Comicon.

I just started taking Kung-Fu (whatch out Shang-Chi), it's pretty cool and it gives me something to do right after work 3 times a week.

(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/246/48/693095762/n693095762_962054_9908.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, March 19, 2008, 02:19:51

I just started taking Kung-Fu

What style?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, March 19, 2008, 20:49:03
Traditional Shaolin Kung-Fu


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, April 16, 2008, 22:11:03
Well I'm almost ready for the NY Comic Con.  I just hope this'l be the 1st comicon where I will go home happy everyay with no let downs.
Tomorrow I'm gonna stop by Jim Hamley's show some support to MARK SPARACIO who will be with FABIAN NICIEZA signign Captain Action #0.

Oh btw sorry Delvie I wasnt very precise with what style of Kung Fu I'm taking is actually is that "Hung Ga" style.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, April 20, 2008, 21:41:06
Ok well I had pretty fun time at NY comicon I am absolutely tired I will write more tomorrow and scan pictures tomorrow night!


Title: THE NEW YORK COMIC CON -Friday
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, April 21, 2008, 20:39:34
The 3rd Annual New York Comic Con
(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131355_6385.jpg)

Friday
Okay 1st off I was there hours before the show with a very tiny line and I thought to myself maybe I had myself a chance to meet Stan Lee but they were all gone witha few people before me. I ended up getting Alex ROss which I eventually threw it away for obvious reasons...
....(http://s71.photobucket.com/albums/i140/leftlane_la/th_alex-ross_bush-liberty.jpg)

Anyways My 1st stop was Phil Jiminez and I loved the way he drew Betty Brant in the Brand New Day story arc...
(http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131364_8675.jpg)

I also saw my Kevin Eastman liek every year always a generous down to Earth guy and got a Shredder Sketch
(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131362_8105.jpg)

Of course one of the 1st things I did was say high to Billy
(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131358_6917.jpg)
I always loved the way Billy drew hair especially on brunettes so i asked fo rhim to draw one of myfvaorite and who had the best head of hair...Spider-Woman. Unfortunatley The Secret Invasion blank cover is a friggin glossy!!!!!!
(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131371_1197.jpg)
But it still looks very nice

Well as  I waited on line for a sketch from Tom Raney I had him in mind to have a sketch redone that was doen by Saviuk several posts above.  And he was willing to make me the sketch of goddess Storm. And it's a beauty...
(http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131367_9632.jpg)


Title: The Frankster Files! The 3rd Annual New York Comic Con - Saturday
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, April 21, 2008, 21:08:52
Saturday

Ok so Saturday I was there 20 minutes before the show and was very far on the line.

When I went into the con I stumbled upon Michael Gaydos of Alias fame to draw me a Luke Cage sketch.
(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131363_8390.jpg)

I then got a sketch from David Mack which he owed me sinc elast years show. Of White Tiger. Always a pleasure meeting Mack.
(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131365_8952.jpg)

As walking through the booths I stumbled upon a table full of cartoons I've seen in Playboy Magazine and talking to a nice lady who happened to be the wife of artistic legend Doug Sneyd who was signning his book Unpublished Sneyd which he did a nice headksetch of a Playboy Bunny
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131400_447.jpg)

I also Got to Meet the Romitas and made a little donation to their table and asked John Jr. to draw me a Typhoid Mary Sketch. But I somehow ended up with half a sketch
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131368_9911.jpg)
(dont ask)

I also found a copy of Vampirella Strikes #7 which has a beautiful David Mack cover which I've been searching for for months.
And Speaking of Vampi I've had my heart set out on a nice Vampirella sketch and I thought who better than Louis Small (Amanda Conner was also booked for the weekend as well).
I had requested it on Friday and I really loved the way it came.
(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131501_413.jpg)
I decided to keep it penciled i like how it kinda reminds of alla Jim Silke

Anyway I left the show at 3:30 that day cause I had to go to Meredith's parents' house in NJ to attend the sader for Passover.


Title: The Frankster Files! The 3rd Annual New York Comic Con - Sunday
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, April 21, 2008, 21:23:53
(http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131356_6652.jpg)

I thought why not start the dya with a free sketch from Tom Raney I decided to go with Ultimate Rogue
(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131366_9342.jpg)

Also Kevin Eastman promised me a Triceraton sketch from saturday but instead i decided to go with FIstfull of Blood
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131361_7830.jpg)

And after stumbling upon an Indy artist's portfolio I wanted him to draw me the pic he had in his portfolio of Popeye vs. Brutus
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131353_5758.jpg)
His name was Caleb..nice guy

Well with most of my stuff accomplished i decided to spend more time with Billy
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131360_7474.jpg)

Billy felt bad about the mishap with the Secret Invasion cover so I got him to make me this nice quicke. Billy is not full satisfied and a li'l embarrassed but I love it. 
(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v238/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1131370_903.jpg)
Yea he made this after the show was over.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Tue, April 22, 2008, 20:35:10
love that secert invasion spider woman. Are they really glossy covers. that sucks. And then theres the million dollar billy smile.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Tue, April 22, 2008, 20:38:30
Good to hear that the Invasion covers are hard to draw on, it will save me money by not buying them.  I thought about getting a couple, even though they are from Marvel, but thanks to your heads-up, I'll pass.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, April 22, 2008, 21:00:01
Good to hear that the Invasion covers are hard to draw on, it will save me money by not buying them.  I thought about getting a couple, even though they are from Marvel, but thanks to your heads-up, I'll pass.

Far as I heard they are recalling them and will be made the same way they did as the Fallen Son covers were, which should been done in the first place.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: toranoshi on Wed, April 23, 2008, 09:47:03
The replacement covers(non-glossy) to Secret Invasion shipped today. If you have a glossy cover, whoever you bought it from received the replacements free to exchange them out for customers.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Wed, April 23, 2008, 16:27:14
And to think i forgot to get on the band wagon and get me some of those. Hmmm. my usual luck


Title: The Frankster Files! Wizard World Philly
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, June 2, 2008, 22:25:07
Friday
Ok 1st off I went to the con Friday and I had only 6 hours to spare at the show.  Most of the artists dint end up showing up till later.  Billy showed up almost 2 hours late.  Billy sporting a goatee he thinks he's Mike Piazza. 

Anyways I got my 1st sketch from Angel Medina of Black Cat
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284132_9096.jpg)

Then I got a Betty & Veronica from Dan Parent
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284134_9405.jpg)

I also ended up meeting Dawn Marie
(http://www.owow.com/RingsideWith/DawnMarie/Gallery-7/21.jpg)
and getting her autograph

Saturday
Saturday I had more to do and get accomplished that day
I got yet another Archie-like sketch
I got Veronica yet again only a head
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284136_60.jpg)

Also Rick Leonardi was at the show and I liked that Posion Ivy he made me 2 years ago. And I remember he did ghost pencil for Byrne on Sensation She-Hulk so I got me a Shulkie
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284131_8813.jpg)

And speaking of Shulkie I always loved the way Tom Dereneck portrayed her on his website and he even stated that she was his favorite female character as well so while he was at the DC booth I was able to get me a quickee of her.
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284127_7871.jpg)
Now he was fun to talk to he was one artist who agrred that to make Shulkie it wouldnt be her without her S-curl and dimples.

Sunday
I took my li'l cousin to his 1st show and we were 3rd on line for th eopening of the Marvel booth.
I got me some freebee sketches.
I got this Deadpool sketch
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284135_9783.jpg)
by I think his name is Reilly Brown?

A Ms. Marvel from Mighty Avengers artist Khoi
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284130_8534.jpg)

And one of my personal favorites from Nelson Decastro
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284126_7582.jpg)
I told Nelson how much I liked the story and art on that Thing n Alicia date story for Marvel Comics Presents #1 Vol. 2.

And after shopping for some old X-Men books I caught Dereneck again and got a Storm sketch
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1284128_8150.jpg)

And before i left had few pictures taken from Billy as for who I am we'll just have to wait and see.

Good show, couldve been better but I love going there. 

Leave Comments...


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: boomvavavoom on Mon, June 2, 2008, 23:07:01
very nice....very very very...


love that pic with that Spiderwoman...great amazing costume dammit!
And you got to see it up close!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Tue, June 3, 2008, 02:26:31
What size are those marvel art boards and where did ya get em. Did like the betty and veronica team up. Ahhh the good ole days.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Tue, June 3, 2008, 06:30:21
Great drawings at the convention!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, June 3, 2008, 10:44:06
very nice....very very very...


love that pic with that Spiderwoman...great amazing costume dammit!
And you got to see it up close!!!!!!!

That was at the NY Comicon actually!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, June 3, 2008, 10:46:45
What size are those marvel art boards and where did ya get em. Did like the betty and veronica team up. Ahhh the good ole days.

They are like Comic Size and they give them out at the Marvel booth. DC had some of their own to at their booth but they looked a little delicate compared to Marvel plus i always was requestign Marvel characters so it wouldn't have went well.

As for Betty & Veronica, hot and cheap always!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Tue, June 3, 2008, 15:25:43
h ok. hope they show themselves at san diego. 


Title: The Frankster is 26!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, June 9, 2008, 09:08:46
Hey Guys! How'ya all doin.  Billy if you're reading hope you are enjoying Florida and sorry you had to miss my li'l bash and the Big Apple Con.

The Con sucked, cuase my previous mentor Guy Gilchrist did not make it to the show. So I ended up meeting Jerky Boy Johnny B. and finally got to meet Jason Mewes.
(http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v289/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1302367_3586.jpg)
"snootchie bootchies!!!

Anyways Meredith will be taking me to Mickey Mantle's (my favorite place) tonight for the big 2-6 and only 4 away from the big 3-0.  And well she'll take me to see the Hulk on Friday!  I hope Mantle's will not be full it's always my luck my b-day always seemed to fall on a day a local team was in the Stanley cup.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Mon, June 9, 2008, 09:20:32
 :beer:  Happy B-day Frank!!   :birthday:

that is cool you met him, lol i tripped him a few years back on accident while waiting for tj at the TC booth when Nate was 2 at chicago, didnt recognize him cause his hear was long and it didnt click until i heard the to guys chasing him and yelling at him "jay wait can we get a pic and autograph" of course i was trying to say sorry but before i got that out he was out of the front gates of the con.   As tj will admit i have a wonderful talent of tripping or bumping into stars and i dont realize it. lol


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Skwerly on Tue, June 10, 2008, 12:30:26
Happy belated birthday Frank!  Looks like you had a great time!

dawnsawaking, "a wonderful talent of tripping or bumping into stars and i dont realize it"?  Who else have you tripped/bumped into, if I may ask?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Tue, June 10, 2008, 18:39:28
Happy belated birthday Frank!  Looks like you had a great time!

dawnsawaking, "a wonderful talent of tripping or bumping into stars and i dont realize it"?  Who else have you tripped/bumped into, if I may ask?

I have tripped and bumped the whole crew of Top Cow, lol, Jay just happen to be the last one i ran into, tj now keeps me in check lol


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Skwerly on Wed, June 11, 2008, 10:56:16

I have tripped and bumped the whole crew of Top Cow, lol, Jay just happen to be the last one i ran into, tj now keeps me in check lol

Hmm...sounds like you have a super power to me... :2thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 6, 2008, 19:04:13
Hey I just got back from a Norwegian cruise from NYC to Bermuda with Meredith as we celebrated 1 year together.  Plus my mandatory vacation cause the Jewelry store was closed down for the week.  The cruise was awesome! Bermuda was alright but it was just an added bonused. I've been sunpoisoned bad though. Back to work tomorrow.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! My new sketch!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 17, 2008, 11:03:15
When I was on the cruise as i realex and left bermuda I started drawing a  :flamingmad: Hot  Storm sketch. It felt so good to get back to drawing, last week I was gonna make my little cousin a nice Hulk sketch. next thing i sed let me throw Iron Man on it. there was still empty space so i threw Spider-Man in it. Then I sed to myself it's one of my best hero sketches to just give it up. So I kept it.
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1463710_5249.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Thu, July 17, 2008, 12:08:52
Nice work Frank. Really diggin' the Hulk's mouth.


Title: The Frankster Files! "NY Ink"
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, July 17, 2008, 14:25:23
Yesterday, morning I was watching the morning news and found that tattoo artist / celeb Kat Von D was gonna be on the show. Which meant to me that she was gonna be in NY. I've been a fan of Von D's when i saw her on Miami Ink (she was the only reason I watched the show).  Then when she got her own show with a cast of way better artists than those jerks from Miami, I got addicted to the show.

So I was at work yesterday and I looked at the MySpace Bulletins and Kat posted a bulletin sayin she was gonna be in NY that day at a Sephora to promote her new makeup kit, and would be signign autograpsh and taking pics. I was totally beside myself cause 1. the signing was in Manhattan from 5-7pm and I work in Staten Island till 6pm and 2. I didn't have a camera on me except a crummy cell phone.   So I ended up begging the VP if i could leave early and he sed I could since I was way ahead and that July is a dead month for our business.  So then I hopped a train to the ferry and an manhattan express train which brought me to Sephora at approximately 5:40 PM. 

Line looked decent but i didnt realize it was that long. They cut the line minutes later starting from like 8 people behind me. So I thought good we're safe and I heard that Kat was gonna sign for all of us.  About 7:10pm we're liek 2 stores away cops and security tells us that she signing anymore autograpsh or takin anymore pics. So i totally lost it  :flamingmad: :fit: :cuss:  I mean I left work and came all the way to the city for nuthing. So i decided me and the person next to me would hang out in the store and pretend to browse around and maybe snag a quick autograph/and or picture. I figured I had nothing to lose cause Meredith woulve gotten off the train nearby after she finished nightclass. So i waited by the steps waited waited waited while kat sighend for th epeopel they let up. And we kept begging th eguys to lets us up and we were giving them dramatic stories and stuff.  I did ask if it was possible if Kat could sign a few extra 8 X10 that they can give to us. It actually worked!!!!

However I was still not fully satisfied with just 2 autographs (I snatched another :eyebrow3: ) I wanted to meet Kat and if i'm lucky get a picture with her.

So after waiting almost 80 minutes they finally decide to let me and 7 others upstairs to meet Kat. ALLELULIAH!!!!!   :opera:

So I got to meet Kat finally and thanks to making a deal of taking a picture for the guy next to me in return took a pic for me.....
(http://a848.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/69/l_b5c314d628abe75736cfee3b77f073ff.jpg)
Managed to get oen of my autogrpahs personalized, And she was really really sweet and beautiful. She is someones who obviously cared for her fans and she loved my KISS ARMY shirt. 

Speaking of which I felt like I started the Kat Von D Army how we fought for our right to meet her.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Thu, July 17, 2008, 15:22:29
Pretty awesome that you got to meet someone you appreciate so much, Frankster. I'm sure the fact that you put so much effort in to it made it an even
greater experience. I don't know much about her, but I've liked what I've seen of her (and her work) on various TV shows.  :rockon:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Thu, July 17, 2008, 16:16:29
Being presistant paid off for you.  Congrats on getting to meet Kat. 

I feel sorry for your cousin who didn't get the Hulk drawing you did.  You're right, it is one of your better pieces! Nice job, and make it up to the cousin somehow.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, July 19, 2008, 07:34:41
Thanks for the compliments on the sketch, but don't worry he never knew he was getting it.  If it was going to stay at my uncles in PA i definitely would've given it to him. But knowing him he'd wanna take it home to his mom (my ex-aunt) in Florida so frankly I don't trust that  :cuss:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 7, 2008, 08:13:57
Hey everyone, ever since that awesome Hulk sketch I finally got back into occassional drawing after buying and 11X14 pad (drawing to big is my weakness).  So i already kicked off a few and I will show you what I've done as of late however I may require a bigger scanner.

I went to Atlantic City last weekend to see Tom Jones (yes well my unusual tastes have not suprised many...remember the Abba incident).  Show was awesome. Well I'll keep yas updated. I got a Lion Dance with my Kung-Fu class saturday, lata!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, August 7, 2008, 10:44:43
Cool. I like Tom Jones. Being a Trance/Techno fan, I've always wished somebody would trance up some Tom Jones & Neil Diamond.

Kudos on the opportunity to participate in the Lion Dance.

Try scanning each end of the 11"x14" & then mending them together in a photo/art program. That's what I do w/ all my large pieces.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! - Tribute to Mike Turner Sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 7, 2008, 11:41:43
In a world without Heroes, Is like a world without sun, you can't look up to anyone without heroes.
 -Gene Simmons

(http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v262/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1567660_3446.jpg)

It saddens me whenever we have to lose a hero.  Two months ago I lost my great-uncle John who was a World War II hero.  And weeks later it hit me when I found out Mike Turner died especially finding it out a week after it happened.
(http://a999.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/8/l_eeded3299576570398147f1076b091f6.jpg)

I tried my absolute best on his likeness at that size. And yes the sun around is implying a saint halo, cause lets face it he's definitley up in heaven.

Yesterday while drawing this I stumbled upon JT Krulls tribute cover by sheer coincidence, I pretty much had the idea for weeks, but however he didnt draw in Mike in his pic. 


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Thu, August 7, 2008, 12:22:03
Very nice and touching piece Frank. Everytime I see a drawing by Turner, I feel a sense of sadness. He was also an inspiration to me. I have a few drawings in sketchbooks that some people would call "swipes" and others would call "studies". He did have a very different style than most. I really enjoyed his work on female eyes the most. Thankfully he left behind a portfolio of work that will continue to inspire.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Thu, August 7, 2008, 13:29:13
Hey Frank, that's a great tribute to Mike! It's a very good likeness and I like the overall concept of the piece.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Thu, August 7, 2008, 16:09:16
Nice and touching Frank.  I think the inspiration helped your art.

I never met Mr. Turner, but he was kind enough to sign some Aspen cards through the mail for me.  I enjoyed his work over the years.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Skwerly on Thu, August 7, 2008, 19:37:06
What a beautiful and touching tribute, Frank.  (I'm feeling weepy again...)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 7, 2008, 19:59:23
Thankyou all for your compliments.  :adoration:
It definitely was work from the heart.  I had to to turn off the music/ tv to finish it up, I had to be in a clear state of mind and let my emotions out through the pencil. 

I'm just relieved there are other people as devastaed as I am for this tragedy. 

Mike Turner was a great guy and what he did in Wizard LA sign for everyone while in his wheelchair (which didn't stop him) no matter how he felt he did whatever he could for the fans (unlike Stan Lee).
 :rip: Michael and thankyou for all you work!  :sob:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! - Storm Sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, August 8, 2008, 20:02:20
Hey everyone, ever since that awesome Hulk sketch I finally got back into occassional drawing after buying and 11X14 pad (drawing to big is my weakness).  So i already kicked off a few and I will show you what I've done as of late however I may require a bigger scanner.

Ever since that beautiful Black Panther cover of Storm which was Illustrated by Frank Cho,
(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v125/246/48/693095762/n693095762_532222_6807.jpg)
 I've alwasy wanted a sketch of storm like that.  I got one from Alex Saviuk (2 pages back) and one from Tom Raney (also 2 pages back), but i never was fully satisfied. So i finally figured I gotta do it myself. I did one on the cruise of her but I only got from head to upper thigh area and i wasnt fond of the pose.  Then one night while looking through a Bettie Page book found a pic of her on her tippy toes with her arms spread out and right then and there i found the pose and I was in the zone.
(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v295/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1572358_1899.jpg)
I edited it photoshop. Oh and this is the censored version i copy and paster pieces of the hair for the viewers.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! "Another Hulk Sketch!"
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, August 12, 2008, 19:58:34
I enjoyed doing that skethc of Hulk, Iron Man, and Spidey, epsecially drawing the hulk, and everyone knows i love to draw women as well. 
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v313/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1594269_9975.jpg)
I tried to make Betty look like Liv Tyler.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Wed, August 13, 2008, 07:00:54
I really like the way you draw the Hulk. A lot of nice details in there. You can never go wrong with Liv Tyler.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! More Sketches from Frankster's new sketchbook.
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, August 13, 2008, 09:08:40
Thanks cristos glad u like my Hulk, expect one more of Hulk (It's gonna be of something Hulk should've done a long time ago)

Anyways know this famous pic
(http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/silence/archives/kissing.jpg)

I always wanted to something like this with my favorite cartoon character.
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v313/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1594270_505.jpg)
I always was a fan of Popeye's WWII propaganda films.  I wanted to go with the revamped Olive Oyl when Famous Studios tried to make her look more "attractive"  :noway:  I'm not satisfied with this sketch I plan to do this again and make it more highly detailed background. 

Here's a Bettie Page sketch
(http://photos-762.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v313/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1594268_9516.jpg)
censored of course.

I have other I dint scan yet too.



Title: The Frankster Files! - John Romita Jr.'s 52nd B-day Bash!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 21, 2008, 09:22:28
Ok I over exaggerated on the title. John Romita Jr. came to my hometown yesterday of Staten Island for a signing to promote yesterday's new Amazing Spider-Man issue. As I said before John always is one of thee most down to earth artists.  He remembered me from NYComicCon and the conversation we had.
    So they all brought out a spider-man cake cause it happened to be his b-day.  I actually had a piece so did a couple of other customers.

After it died down for a while I passed him my sketchbook to see if it was alright to get a quick hulk sketch.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/more%20comic%20artist%20sketches/RomitaJr-Hulk.jpg)

It was great to see him as always and I hope haveing a slice of his cake increased my artistic abilities. 
(well i did go on to do that sketch of Kat Von D, i've been wanting to do).


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Thu, August 21, 2008, 10:12:14
Hey Frank, glad to see you got to hang out with John Romita Jr. You got a really cool sketch out of it to boot. I forgot to mention that I am very impressed with your rendering of Popeye. It looks like you've had some practice drawing him. He's instantly recognizable. It's also a nice idea for the pose with Olive Oyl.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! My BlogSpot!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, August 21, 2008, 10:50:50
Thanks Cristos,
       
         I'm really not to thrilled with my Popeye i kept drawing it too big, and too far to the left. I just wanted to finsih the sketch rather than rip out the sheet of paper. I plan to redo it and make the people in the background the supporting characters like Brutus, and Wimpy. Honestly I haven't drawn Popeye that much but i pretty much always use references to Max Fleichser's version of Popeye. And i prefer Famous Studios Olive.

Anyways does anybody have their own Blogspot. I just opened up mine to follwo along my firends and former classmates.

http://fmongelluzzo.blogspot.com/ (http://fmongelluzzo.blogspot.com/)

I will update my artwork every now and then. I just uploaded what most lilkley be my next painting. Medusa (not the inhuman)
Plus my bettie page sketch uncensored.



Title: The Frankster Files! - Spidey and ladies sketch!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, August 25, 2008, 12:02:37
Here's a sketch i did last week of Spidey, MJ & Gwen
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/SpideyMJGwencopy.jpg)

It was a very difficult pose for me.  I'm not fully happy with it.  I do plan to make a sketch using 5 of the hottest spider-man female supporters based on a famous photo.


Title: The Frankster Files! Another New Sketch!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, August 26, 2008, 22:10:08
I do plan to make a sketch using 5 of the hottest spider-man female supporters based on a famous photo.

And I DID!

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/SpideyGalscopy.jpg)

I based it on the Herb Ritts photograph. 
I included Gwen Stacy,Mary Jane, Betty Brant, Black Cat, and [from the pages of Brand New Day] Lilly Hollister! (yea i like her)


Title: The Frankster Files! - a random sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, September 9, 2008, 09:37:11
It's time to try liven up this forum so here's a sketch I made for a co-workers 7 year old son.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/Yodacopy.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Tue, September 9, 2008, 19:46:40
Fun picture, but I think you've got the Yoda-speak wrong.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, September 9, 2008, 20:32:59
I know i got it wrong but i wouldn't know how to say it.


Title: The Frankster Files! - More Popeye!
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, September 12, 2008, 08:04:13
I forgot to mention that I am very impressed with your rendering of Popeye. It looks like you've had some practice drawing him. He's instantly recognizable. It's also a nice idea for the pose with Olive Oyl.

This is a sketch I had a lot of fun with....
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/FMongelluzzo/Pencil%20Sketches/PopeyeBettyOlivecopy.jpg)

I tried to make the background and the character design look very similar to the style of Max Fleischer.  This in a way is a tribute to the first Popeye cartoon which was actually a Betty Boop cartoon where her and Popeye dance the hula.  But I used the setting from the Betty Boop in the Bamboo Isle cartoon. 

Last night with 7 years of 9/11 I did a picture of Popeye punching out Osama Bin Laden but i wasn't too please how it came out.  During WWII we had propaganda cartoons where Popeye battled the Japanese and the Nazis. And I wish we can do cartoon where Popeye battles Al Quaeda we need to boost Americas Support.


Title: The Frankster Files - Chasing Shulkie
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, September 22, 2008, 15:05:19
Well every body knows by now on this forum I am a huge fanboy when it comes to She-Hulk.  Last Wednesday I saw in my local comic shop they had the Hulk Legends wave that creates Fin Fang Foom.  In this wave series there is a savage She-Hulk figure.
(http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/savage_she_hulk.jpg)
The comic shop is selling them at $26.99 a pop thanks to Diamond's outrageous prices.  They didn't have any in  and sed they could put one on hold for me but I wasn't interested due to the ridiculous price and I'm not the action figure type. This is a figure i want displayed on my desk (well cheaper and not as breakable as statues.
So Saturday I went to Toys R US in times square I wnet an hour after the store opened and they said that they had 3 that morning. And sed they would stock more the next day. But unfotunately I work 10-6, five days a week and wanted to wake up naurally and i ended waking a half hour after it opened and didn't get there till the same till 11:20 and still nothing.  Only that guy told me that she looks ot be the hot seller of the series. 

I know you guys may send me ebay links but i'm trying to buy it in the store I'll just have to try again next weekend and hope the prices don't go up!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, September 27, 2008, 11:27:45
I don't have much to say so check out my blogspot

and if you have one ad my link and I'll add yours but beware some of the pictures on there are Rated R and are for Adults only.
http://fmongelluzzo.blogspot.com/ (http://fmongelluzzo.blogspot.com/)

In the meantime be entertained by Shulkie doing a jumprope in the buff.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/ImmortalFrankster/misc/Shulkie-extended-2.gif)


Title: The Frankster Files! - Another Hulk Sketch (WARNNG...not for the queamish)
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, October 2, 2008, 12:19:40
Thanks cristos glad u like my Hulk, expect one more of Hulk (It's gonna be of something Hulk should've done a long time ago)

Well I finally went out and drew that sketch.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FaTP5Pi3ZFQ/SOTnQZ8LPlI/AAAAAAAAADs/OgjC9ScbpqY/s1600/HulkvsThunderbolt%2Bcopy.jpg)
Now I know some of you may think "you copied off of Leinel Yu," well I used Yu's pose cause it's not everyday you can get a 9 foot monster to rip a man in half. Well ever since I saw Ang Lee's blasphemous 2003 film "HULK" (yea it's called just "HULK" not "The Hulk", but "HULK.") and this summer's blockbuster I always couldn't stand General Thunderbolt Ross, he always pissed me off in both films. That guy was the biggest  :cuss: . I mean I respect the US Armed Forces but this guy was more a Benedict Arnold. He wouldn't leave poor Banner/Hulk alone. This I feel is what the Hulk shoulda just done to the  :cuss:


Title: The Frankster Files! - costume
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, October 26, 2008, 21:24:29
Hey everyone I haven't posted in a while.  Well I am excited and can't wait for Sgt. Rock. 

Anyways I went to to a co-worker's kid's Halloween party. Check out what I went as.
(http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v355/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1956807_958.jpg)
I plan to wear this again on Halloween and go to the parade in the Village.

As for the discs on me.  I was trying to find 6 buttons the same size and paint them in Metallic silver so I went and wrapped 6 obsolete CDs in tin foil although some people compared me to an episode of the Honeymooners...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/da/The_Man_from_Space_screenshot.jpg)

Yea somebody used the "pinball machine" crack


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: kikuchiyo on Mon, October 27, 2008, 01:21:10
That's a great looking costume. Oh, how I miss dressing up for Halloween. :bummer:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Mon, October 27, 2008, 16:17:19
Why miss it?  I go to a costume party at a friend's every Halloween, and have a great time getting into it all. This year I went as a Warlock, and lost the costume contest to my best friend who was LeafMan (giant paper bag with leaves coming out of the top and all over it).  Last year I won as a snowman.  The year before that my wife won for her version of Lucy in Vitavegameatamin  Go ahead and dress up as you hand out candy!  Start your own costume party tradition!  Have fun!


Title: The Frankster Files! Halloween Dawns Upon Us!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, October 30, 2008, 21:42:45
Well Glad you liked my Thor costume cause I'll be wearing it again tomorrow night and I'll be goin the parade in the Village in NYC. In case of it beign called I solved the problem for a sleevless tee.  I found an old grey longsleeve shirt and used the a balck sharpie to try to make it look liek this...
(http://blog.ugo.com/images/uploads/thor_marvelcomics.jpg)

And by the way check this out in the meantime.
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v355/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1970881_3796.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! More Halloween Pics!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, November 1, 2008, 22:30:15
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v343/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1985884_3653.jpg)

I ran into Thor's fellow teammate Tony Stark and the X-Men.
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v343/246/48/693095762/n693095762_1985877_1798.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, November 2, 2008, 21:01:34
Looks like you had the best costume of the bunch!


Title: The Frankster Retuns! And this is what he has to say...
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, December 27, 2008, 22:33:25
Hey Everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah.

Ok well I have not posted in God knows how long well where to begin. 

Once  again i've spent from Thanksgiving  to Christmas Eve Eve working for 12-16 hours a day 7 days a week. :coffeenpc:
Well it's ove rnoew. Made good on the overtime and I got XBOX 360 for Christmas as well Tomb Raider: Underworld and Smackdown vs. Raw 2009.
I hope to get Spider-Man Web of Shadows this weekend since that game is the reason what me upgrade my console cause i bought for PS2 and it turned out instead of downgraded graphics it is nothing but a bad 3D side scroller rather than a free roaming NYC. (thank goodness i dint open it)

Anyways there are few topics I'd like to discuss.

Secret Invasion:
  Not bad, cool ending could've been better but what is Bendis' obsession with that villian The Hood he is ultra-lame.  And Leinil Yu's art on the series wasn't up to par.

Bettie Page  :rip:
    I know the girl can't live forever and that she didn't look like she did in the 50s but it still is very sad.  She is an individual I would've loved to meet.  I wouldve whippe dup a tribute sketch within the 24hours it happened but i was so ultra busy with work. It is on my to-do list.

Ultimatum
    Unbelievable series.  Every panel is a masterpiece.  David Finch is an artist we needed on Secret Invasion (especially since Spider-Woman was featured in it throughout the series).  Speaking of this and Secret Invasion poor Wasp cant catch a brake.  It is pretty cool watching main characters getting killed off so easilly and the fact that Spider-Man will be the soul survivor. 

Ultimate Spider-Man
     Is stuart Immonen still on the book,  c'mon he sucks he's terrible.  Every character he draws looks like they threw silly puddy over their knees.  Bring back the BagMan. ........oh right he went over to the D ark  C ide.

She-Hulk
      Stinks it's getting cancelled then again looked to me that David is fresh out of ideas and couldn't carry on the character what Slott could.  Plus the current artist is terrible why cant they get somebody as a good as a cover artist to do interiors.  And why is She'Hulk still wearing long pants I mean have u seen wonder Woman fight in long pants (oh right Denny O'Niel)

Punisher: War Zone
       Opened up at 8th place openoing week the moved off the top 10 the following week.  Terriffic!!!!   :haha:
Serves ya right Lexi ya  :cuss: for waiting for Thomas Jane to drop out and reboot it all over again.  I know some of you may disagree on it but the 2004 Punisher movie was PHENOMENAL, one of the thee most perfect movies.  Had no loose ends and everyone in the movie got what they deserved to their extent.  When that movie was over i've been waiting years in anticipation for the sequel.   

ok well that's enough for tonight.  I just can't sleep and decided to let this all out so goodnight everybody.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: dawnsawaking on Tue, December 30, 2008, 18:02:57
what do you think of Underworld??  We have and Xbox 360 (well 2, just haven't hooked the other one up to the net so we can play call of duty 4 together), but I got Underworld for Xmas and so far like the game.  My Sister in Law and Brother in Law got the family Rock Band 2 (with all the instruments and the kids love it!)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, December 30, 2008, 21:31:18
what do you think of Underworld??  We have and Xbox 360 (well 2, just haven't hooked the other one up to the net so we can play call of duty 4 together), but I got Underworld for Xmas and so far like the game.  My Sister in Law and Brother in Law got the family Rock Band 2 (with all the instruments and the kids love it!)

I like it it reminds me of the classic Tomb Raider 2 which I usta play on PC a decade ago. Well you are not going to believe it. After beating the 1st 2 levels, going through the 1st annoying long mission from Spider-Man Web of Shadows, and creating me in Smackdown vs. Raw 09, I HAVE TO RETURN MY XBOX360 for a new one.  And since the card c ame with it it goes back too.  Unforutnaley my XBOX was leaking soem type of liquid on the back of my games causing it to freeze on loading screens.  :flamingmad: :cuss: :sob:

other than that I like the new model for Lara, and the Mediterannean level was the one i was looking forward to. 

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/hell9997/Other/underworld.jpg)

A sketch of Lara in that wetsuit is on my to-do list and with my XBOX on the fritz i was able to knock off my Bettie Page tribute sketch!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, January 28, 2009, 21:53:50
After beating Web of Shadows less than 2 weeks ago I started to go back into Tomb Raider.  I'm in the Mexico levels now, the game is awesome and addicting.


Title: The Frankster Files! The NY Comic Con
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, February 6, 2009, 23:37:59
Hey so I took a half day at work so I can leave early to get to the NY Comicon.  So I showed up shortly after 2 hours started.  I ended with signatures from Billy, Campbell, and McKone.  I got a sketch from McKone and from a very talented beautiful artist who draws Sheena. 

Seeing Campbell at this show was a big deal cause I haven't seen him for what'll be a decade which was when he came to my hometown on the Danger Girl tour.  He's the 1st person that made me enjoy drawing women (they were very hard for me to draw when I was really young) and what lead me into becoming a pin-up artist.  Anyways I managed to get dibs on a Freefall headsketch let's see if he finishes.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sat, February 7, 2009, 14:00:56
We're looking forward to seeing what you get from the show.  I, for one, live vicariously through all of the art posted by membes, and hope to improve my collection in the near future.  Of course, it helps if there is a decent show within a hundred miles or so from where you live.  Nothing has been happening around St. Lou, except job layoffs (I'm a victim).  So, keep the postings coming.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, February 7, 2009, 23:07:36
Sorry to hear that chuck, tha's terrible.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, February 7, 2009, 23:09:18
I got hot a kick-@$$ Shulkie sketch from cover artist Mike Deodato. Which I will post on Monday.  I'm still expecting from Campbell and Louis Small. Anyway it's late I'll post more comments tomorrow.


Title: The Frankster Files! New York Comic Con SKETCHES!!!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, February 9, 2009, 20:17:29
Captain Caveman and Taffy of the Teen Angels by Louis Small Jr.
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2178/246/48/693095762/n693095762_2547000_7723.jpg)

My annual sketch from Kevin Eastman
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2178/246/48/693095762/n693095762_2546996_6223.jpg)

Sheena by the beautiful Rebekah Isaacs
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2178/246/48/693095762/n693095762_2546997_6596.jpg)

From Mike McKone out of the pages of Brand New Day Lily Holister and Jackpot
(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2178/246/48/693095762/n693095762_2546999_7357.jpg)(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2178/246/48/693095762/n693095762_2546998_6987.jpg)

And last and certainly not least my best full figured She-Hulk sketch to date
The Savage She-Hulk by Mike Deodato Jr.
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2178/246/48/693095762/n693095762_2546995_5829.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Mon, February 9, 2009, 20:40:57
I like the Shulkie.  A lot.  Period.

Surprised by the Louis Small piece, it is much simpler than I would have expected.  He did capture Captain Caveman, though.

The Eastman is very nice.  The other pretty good as well. 

Nice additions.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, February 10, 2009, 07:03:54
Surprised by the Louis Small piece, it is much simpler than I would have expected.  He did capture Captain Caveman, though.

Well Since last year I saw Louis drawing a sexy version of Penelope Pitstop, and the Jetson girls and well I'm a big Hanna-Barbara fan myself.  So he was th eperson I looked towards to have this drawn.  (My original choice wouldve been Joe Staton)

As for Shulkie, Mike Deodato pratcially made my weekend with that sketch and he I have to say is the most reasonable.  He charged $50 he was mostly doign heads and busts and I asked how much for full figure and he did it for the same price and Shulkie looked just like the recent covers he's done. I was dissappointed that Campbell didn't get to me but maybe next time I'll invest in the pricier sketch.


Title: The Frankster Files! Sinnot Sketch, Hong Kong and more!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, May 9, 2009, 15:43:41
Hey Everyone

I went to the Hawthorne High convention in NJ.  Billy was scheduled to be there but couldn't make it however the result was this Joe Sinnot sketch.
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3726/246/48/693095762/n693095762_3047816_6369520.jpg)
He's still got it!

Well I have not been on a lot and well things have been going on for a while now.  I'm back on the market again.  And I'm going to Hong Kong in August with my Kung-Fu school.  We're most likely gonna stay at Eaton.  If anyone has gone I'm open to suggestions and I want to know has anyone flown Northwest Airlines, if so do they atleast have your own personal tvs?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, June 16, 2009, 21:43:33
Hey Everyone. I hope to make it to Wizard World Philly this weekend at least for one day.  Sucks I can't stay at my Uncle's this time.  And well my only means to a trip to the show went from two days to one day. My target at this show is to meet one of the women in my top 5.
Cerina Vincent
(http://images.askmen.com/galleries/celeb-profiles-actress/cerina-vincent/pictures/cerina-vincent-picture-1.jpg)
A girl like that will make "Everybody Want to Be Italian"


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Wed, June 17, 2009, 08:45:24
I don't know about "B italian"... "HAVE italian" for sure.


Title: The Frankster Files: Wizard Phiiy - Cerina Vincent
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, June 19, 2009, 20:50:39
Hey Everyone. I hope to make it to Wizard World Philly this weekend at least for one day.  Sucks I can't stay at my Uncle's this time.  And well my only means to a trip to the show went from two days to one day. My target at this show is to meet one of the women in my top 5.
Cerina Vincent
A girl like that will make "Everybody Want to Be Italian"

She was the first person I approached at the show.  My God, "WOT A WOMAN." 

She was so sweet, I gave her this drawing I made of her.
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs111.snc1/4820_110061190762_693095762_3317556_1860668_n.jpg)
I didn't want to do just a plain portrait so i did her as Botticelli's Venus. And it is ode to the movie Everybody Wants to be Italian. Funny this was she said that was supposed to be an actual promo but her agent forbid her from doing naymore nude scenes.  :flamingmad:

Out of all the celebs she really appreciated it, the thought, and effort. 
Yeah she hugged :bighug: me  :happylove: !!!

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs111.snc1/4820_110059645762_693095762_3317549_1101191_n.jpg)

She totally made my day. Funny thing was last month on facebook I listed her as top 5 female celebs and before you know she was scheduled for the show.


Title: The Frankster Files!: Wizrd Philly - Sketches
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, June 19, 2009, 21:04:59
Well I only ended up staying at the show for one day.  Unfortunately the show had no Marvel or DC booth. Show was a bit below average for a Philly show but nonetheless I still love this show the best. Even if it was for a day. But I accomplished a lot.

Well I last met WWF Hall of Famer Jerry the King Lawler at the NY COmicon and I was dissappointed that I didn't get a sketch.  But i figured I wanted to get one of his wrestler charicatures so I liked the way he drew women on his site so I went with Candice Michelle.
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs111.snc1/4820_110069495762_693095762_3317705_3252097_n.jpg)
(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs111.snc1/4820_110059650762_693095762_3317550_3382997_n.jpg)
Lawler's a cool guy and very reasonable unlike the other wrestlers.

Yeah so a few people today including McKone, Bo Hampton, Phil Jimenez, and Mark Sparacio who had his appendixed removed last week. He's doing great!

As for Billy I got this sketch of Christie the beautiful British assassin from the Dead or Alive (DOA) game series.
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs111.snc1/4820_110069500762_693095762_3317706_4962427_n.jpg)
next time I will have Billy shade it.  Also fix the bikini cause Mike Solof the human letter bomb misplaced the reference I gave Billy. The outfit is from the Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 game.

Either way I love the sketch.

I made out pretty good for this show, got just about everything but my Agents of Atlas (2006-7 series)TPB other than that not bad for one day!  :rockon:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Sat, June 20, 2009, 00:09:07
That's a very sharp sketch of Christie.

I'm proud of Jerry for staying in such good shape. He still looks like a million.

It would be a bit redundant to say that Cerina looks incredible. I didn't realize she was that short, though. Glad you got to hang w/ her. I know she was the most important reason for going.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, June 20, 2009, 07:22:19
I thought it was a bit redundant to tell Cerina Vincent that she was BRILLIANT in Everybody Wants to be Italian but I told her anyway!  :eyebrow3:


Title: The Frankster Files - Reply from Cerina!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, June 24, 2009, 18:22:30
Quote
She was the first person I approached at the show.  My God, "WOT A WOMAN."  

She was so sweet, I gave her this drawing I made of her.

I didn't want to do just a plain portrait so i did her as Botticelli's Venus. And it is ode to the movie Everybody Wants to be Italian. Funny this was she said that was supposed to be an actual promo but her agent forbid her from doing naymore nude scenes.  

Out of all the celebs she really appreciated it, the thought, and effort.  
Yeah she hugged  me   !!!


It would be a bit redundant to say that Cerina looks incredible. I didn't realize she was that short, though. Glad you got to hang w/ her. I know she was the most important reason for going.

Hey everyone well after what happened at Philly, I posted the pic of me and her as well as my sketch on facebook and tagged her on her real page. We actually became friends on facebook prior to meeting her.  She said that when she saw my friedn request she saw my Italian last name and she's like "That's Cool!"

Anyways I posted this to her:
Hey Cerina, I just want to give one final thank you for Friday, It was really great to meet you, I hope we meet again in future appearances. Your appreciation for the sketch I made you really meant a lot to me. Best of luck to you!

And she had this to say in response....
(http://images.askmen.com/photos/cerina-vincent/83171.jpg)
at 7:29pm June 24
it was great to meet YOU frank! and thank you so much for the sketch!! that so very thoughtful...xoox


I know I may be making a big production out of this but, the past few months I haven't quite been myself and have been depressed a lot and as lame as it sounds I feel this kinda boosted enough confidence and positive energy I needed to help me be back to my plain self.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Thu, June 25, 2009, 07:42:50
If only those Xs and Os had been applied in person....  Then you would have a whopper of a story to tell!


Title: The Frankster Files: Less than 2 weeks away 'til...
Post by: The Frankster on Fri, July 24, 2009, 19:25:21
...HONG KONG

I'll be leaving Thursday, August 6th.  And leaving HK on the 13th.  I'm staying in Kowloon and unfortunately I'll only literally be in Hong Kong for 5 WHOLE Days out of the 8 days of travel.
So I gotta make the most of it.

If anyone has been there and can offer suggestions to I'd greatly appreciate it. I have been looking into places and looking at guides.



Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Fri, July 24, 2009, 19:44:42
ill be going to wuhan on christmas day. was gonna try to get over to hong kong if i could. But i guess that will be alittle tooooo late.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sat, July 25, 2009, 16:52:53
(pctchuck sighs heavily and lives vicariously through his fellow Crusaders who travel the world and/or America on a regular basis.)

Enjoy your trip Frank, I'm sure it will be a eye opening experiance.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, July 28, 2009, 21:13:28
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Tue, August 4, 2009, 23:17:29
Sorry for not replying sooner, Frank. You probably already have your itinerary planned, but when you go, you have to go to the Po Lin Monastery, 1st. As you'll see, it's closest to the airport anyway.

Since you are going to be in Kowloon, I'm sure you are aware of the Symphony of Lights. I hope your woman is going w/ you, because that is something that would be nice to share. I'd like to see Walled City Park as well. If you can get to Fanling, you might like the Fung Ying Seen Koon temple.
I'd like to go jumping @ Luk Wu Stream but I can just as easily go to KY & TN & cliff jump or again the next time I go to Puerto rico. If you're fascinated by basalt formations like I am, you've got to go to High Island & Basalt Island. I'd love to go exploring the cliffs of Tung Ping Chau, too.
I'm sure you already plan to visit the art museum, but myself, I'd be hitting the space museum as well.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, August 15, 2009, 00:14:01
Hey everyone Hong Kong was nice.  Yes Delvie I did hit up the light show and watched it from Avenue of the Stars also watched one night from my hotel pool.  And i did check out the Art Museum and SPace Museum.  I only stayed in Kowloon most of the time and went to HK Island for one day.  But it was a nice change of scenery.


Title: The Frankster Files! Hong Kong Pics!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, August 15, 2009, 22:23:10
Can be viewed here..... http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=146397&id=693095762&l=aa5f33b143 (http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=146397&id=693095762&l=aa5f33b143)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Darkwinter on Sun, August 16, 2009, 07:47:19
how was the taxi cab rides around town. keep your eyes open or closed.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, August 19, 2009, 19:31:58
Cab rides were fine. Not like NYC. But weirdest thing is they start you off with HK$18 (US$2.32) for like the first 5-10 minutes then all of a sudden the fair starts jumping like crazy.  And well over there they drivce on the left which makes sense being owned by Britian for 150 years.


Title: The Frankster Files! Skecthes from Book Festival
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, September 17, 2009, 21:22:08
Hey everyone got these sketches from the Brooklyn Book Festival in the section hosted by the NY Comic Con.

Gwen Stacy by Scott Hanna
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7531_154141720762_693095762_4097228_3908009_n.jpg)

Yet another She-Hulk this time from Tom Raney
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7531_154141725762_693095762_4097229_2599906_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Fri, September 18, 2009, 05:07:55
Nice additions to the collection, Frank.  Would not have expected to find comic artists at a book festival.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: jsniderfamily on Fri, September 18, 2009, 05:10:51
I like the SHE-HULK. Greg Horn could not have done any better!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Fri, September 18, 2009, 12:20:17
I guess now your starting to plan for the Big Apple Con.  Looks like there are going to be some great guest there.  Kind of funny seeing that they're bringing in sport stars.  I met Yogi Berra for about 3 seconds at a book signing.  The poor guy was so busy signing his books that he couldn't even look up to see standing in front of him.  I saw several people say that they were friends from the old neighborhood, but as soon as they got the words out they were moving them out the door.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Fri, September 18, 2009, 15:44:32
Nice Haul, Frank. That's probably the best Raney sketch I've ever seen.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, September 21, 2009, 17:19:21
I like the SHE-HULK. Greg Horn could not have done any better!

Ain't it the truth!


Title: The Frankster Files! My work on TV
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, September 21, 2009, 17:37:11
One of the many many many religious medals I made for PicturesOnGold appeared on the USA sitcom Psych.

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7531_158156305762_693095762_4148660_1147368_n.jpg)

http://www.picturesongold.com/products/saint_dwynwen_round_medal_exclusive_p71003.html (http://www.picturesongold.com/products/saint_dwynwen_round_medal_exclusive_p71003.html)

I thought it was cool to see it.

It appeared in the episode "He Dead." And it actually was one of the clues for solving a murder.  It was awesome that it played a big part of the episode.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Mon, September 21, 2009, 18:17:18
That's really cool, Frankster! What other kind of stuff have you made for them?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, September 21, 2009, 19:27:33
Well I did every EXCLUSIVE Saint Medal for them (excluding: Saint Anthony, Saint Joseph, and the Holy Face of Jesus).  I did their  :headshake: Obama and Michael Jackson tribute medals. Their web banners and brochures. I designed some of their sports charms. I work full time for them so it's uncountable.  As of March I know how to make rings through Matrix from Rhino.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Tue, September 22, 2009, 07:23:54
It's really cool to be able to see something on TV and say "Hey, that's mine, I made that".  Congrats.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Tue, September 22, 2009, 19:20:57
Thanks! I remember Billy talking about a few movies where it featured a shi comic.


Title: The Frankster Files!: Big Apple Con, pics, and Billy Sketches
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, October 18, 2009, 20:45:36
Saturday
Got this awesome Godzilla sketch from Herbe Trimpe
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs237.snc1/8426_178702710762_693095762_4348235_3314479_n.jpg)

I also met Lillian Garcia and Candice Michelle got my autographs however I am fed up with these slimey agents trying to rape us to pay $20 for a photo-op. However from now on I only get autographs from people who throw in photo-op with autograph purchase.
like:
Vincent Pastore
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs217.snc1/8426_178697550762_693095762_4348211_3861215_n.jpg)

and the beautiful gorgeous Kelly Hu
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs217.snc1/8426_178697545762_693095762_4348210_2190065_n.jpg)

Sunday

Remember this sketch from Philly

As for Billy I got this sketch of Christie the beautiful British assassin from the Dead or Alive (DOA) game series.
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs111.snc1/4820_110069500762_693095762_3317706_4962427_n.jpg)
next time I will have Billy shade it.  Also fix the bikini cause Mike Solof the human letter bomb misplaced the reference I gave Billy. The outfit is from the Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 game.
And here it is in color
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs217.snc1/8426_179519145762_693095762_4357852_6990715_n.jpg)
love the tan lines.

And since it was a bit of a slow day I got Billy to make me a sketch of my favorite character from my favorite series:

Venus from Agents of Atlas
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs217.snc1/8426_179519150762_693095762_4357853_3807841_n.jpg)
I suggested the twinkles with Billy's pink pencil for when she sings her song.

Show was ok. Nothin like a wizard show at all now they booked next year's show same weekend as the NY COmic Con. I like to see how that plays out.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, October 18, 2009, 22:18:28
Nice cover by Billy.  Not familiar with the character or the series, though.  My loss.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, October 19, 2009, 21:06:21
Nice cover by Billy.  Not familiar with the character or the series, though.  My loss.

Well I know you are not a fan of Marvel however this is a book based on a team of heroes originally from the 1950s (when Marvel was Atlas): Including:
(http://blog.newsarama.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_agents_of_atlas.jpg)
Jimmy Woo, Marvel Boy (The Uranian), Gorilla Man, M-11 (the Human Robot), Namora, and of course Venus.

It's actually based off the "What If?-- The Avengers were formed in the 1950s"

Venus actually is not the Roman goddess of love but actually a siren posing as her. Actually currently in the X-men vs. Agents of Atlas mini-series Venus is kidnapped by the real Aphrodite.

as for your loss....
(http://www.parkerspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/web.jpg)
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/14859/715995-agents_of_atlas_01__zone_avenger__pg12_super.jpg)
(http://)
Indeed!!!!

I recommend to pick up the 2 graphic novels. If you buy Vol.1 in Hardcover it comes with the original 1st appearance issues of each member.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Wed, October 21, 2009, 09:11:16
Thanks for the information, Frank.


Title: The Frankster Files! My Halloween Costume!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, October 31, 2009, 00:44:38
I always try to be Original.
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc3/16357_171235900587_679575587_3310879_791296_n.jpg)


Title: The Frankster Files! - New Billy Sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, February 28, 2010, 10:43:30
Hey I went to what used to be called "The Big Apple Con" now known as "Comic Book Marketplace" 

Show was dull but I hung out with Billy most of the time.

Quote
And since it was a bit of a slow day I got Billy to make me a sketch of my favorite character from my favorite series:
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs217.snc1/8426_179519150762_693095762_4357853_3807841_n.jpg)
Venus from Agents of Atlas
 
I suggested the twinkles with Billy's pink pencil for when she sings her song.

I liked that Venus sketch so much i decided to get her teammate Namora.
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs512.snc3/26881_359431575762_693095762_5433820_3695125_n.jpg)
 Now Namora has a cool outfit but i think seashells would be a better attire.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, February 28, 2010, 18:22:41
The sea shells were a great costume, but I'd imagine that they'd be a little chaffing!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, March 1, 2010, 07:03:30
Very nice covers, Frank. I thought I had replied about the Venus cover, already, but sometimes the blackberry acts stupid.


Title: Frankster Files!: "LOVE, Jennifer Style"
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, March 25, 2010, 17:25:28
Hi everyone,
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So Yesterday night I got to meet Jennifer Love Hewitt. A beautiful talented celebrity i felt like I kind of grew up with.

I remember from a past post that she was in Delvie's top 5.

She was signing her new book The Day I Shot Cupid at Barnes & Noble. I got their early so I was able to get a pass to the Q&A into the signing. Now when I purchased the book I had to deal with this whiny little British twit give us all these strict ultimatums about the signing and how if we sneak a pic to get autographed other than the book they would go all "Bad Cop" on us. Anyways getting the autograph wasn't the highlight of my night.
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Last week I worked real hard into making her a sketch. Yes I like to make my favorite females into Botticelli's Venus.

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Unfortunately the little twit said whatever gifts to give Jennifer are not aloud to be given to her and they will be given to a staff member that will supposedly be given to her. Well I was gonna try every attempt to give her the sketch so she can see it. So how we were seated at the Q&A my part of the line was put into this corner which she happened to pass I just quickly pulle dotu the sketch and said "This is for you" She said Thank you and said I would love ot look at this but my eyes are little blind from the cameras and papparazzi. It was awesome!

She seemed to be in great spirits after her recent break-up.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Sat, March 27, 2010, 01:27:13
Damn! She's still beautiful.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, March 28, 2010, 20:53:09
I saw some other pictures of her that appear to be from the same appearance.  Looks like she was showing plenty of Love to all (not to mention cleavage!), and I'm glad to see that you were able to receive a little.  And yes, Delvie, she still is beautiful.  I'll have to giver her more consideration for my 10 list.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Mon, March 29, 2010, 15:31:38
Looks like she was showing plenty of Love to all (not to mention cleavage!)

 :boobs: Mega Cleavage Shot!  :boobs:
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs452.ash1/24877_406130215762_693095762_5631263_6289274_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Mon, March 29, 2010, 17:08:09
I once ran into an overprotective jerk of an assistance once at a signing by Anne Rice.  I had waited like 2 hours, with a baby in a stroller, winding through two levels of the book store to get to the front of the line where this fool looked at my books and announced that she wouldn't sign my graphic novel of The Mummy.  I don't know what Anne Rice looks like, because I was seeing nothing but red at that point.  She took the graphic novel, turned to the third page of artwork and signed over one of the panels.  Showed the jerk up, but was a jerk herself.  Couldn't have signed on the title page?  At least in the blank space around the edge of the art?  Three pages into the story?  Please.

Assistants sometimes act like the first three letters of their title when given a little power. 

Nice shot of Love.  Even with the shoulder pads she looks quite dainty everywhere except the cleavage area.  Must have been really great up close.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, April 3, 2010, 08:34:43
Well Chuck I agree with you 100%. In fact I had a rant almsot 3 years ago about a certain comic artist's (Hint: AH!) assistant and a certain crusade member got a offended at what I called her it wasnt the 1st three letteer of assistant but it rhymed with witch.
I told Billy the whole story at a con when he asked what happened and billy said he didn't blame me.


Title: The Frankster Files! Godzilla vs. Kong sketches
Post by: The Frankster on Sat, April 3, 2010, 08:55:52
Most people rememebr the classic Toho Film King Kong vs. Godzilla
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a battle that made two real giants Brock Lesnar & Bill Goldberg look like a bunch of ballerinas.

I was always unhappy with the decision that Kong was the winner of the big fight as Toho claimed. And there was the myth that Godzilla won in the Japanese version. In my opinion Godzilla won 2 out of the 3 battles so Godzilla was the winner and you can't really judge on who came out of the ocean 1st after an earthquake as the winner.

Well Since it looks to me we will never see a much needed remake... Back in November I went made this sketch. I drew off of Peter Jackson's Kong and The Godzilla from Final Wars.
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Yes Kong is carrying a damsel but I made it as Godzilla is rescuing her. I decided to choose Hong Kong's Tsim Sai Tsui as the setting (yeah that's right King Kong in Hong Kong). That sketch got so many "likes" on Facebook that one month later I had to make another.

And how to make it bigger by continuing the battle on Monster Land.
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Destroy All Monsters was my favorite Godzilla movie and I got add to the sketch: Ghidorah, Gigan, Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, Minya, and my favorite Gorosaurus.

That was fun to make so last week I figured I'd make one more sketch of the two behemoths and if Kong getting blasted twice wasn't enough closure that Godzilla won the battles then this should prove it.

 :afraid: (Warning not for the Queamish) :afraid:

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What Better place to see the battle end in New York City.
Yeah I based this off of the Perseus statue at the Piazza Del' Signore in Florence, Italy (Like how Billy basee the Shi/Daredevil off that Hercules statue.
Instead of a sword though I gave Godzilla the top of the Empire State Building. Yeah if someone is gonna say that the monsters are a lot smaller than that well...... Who the  :cuss: Cares!!!!  :nana:

That's it for now. Yes it's the last sketch of the two.  But certainly not the last Godzilla sketch i got lots more to come.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sat, April 3, 2010, 19:57:36
Queamish?

That's a new word Frank!  Care to define it for Mr. Webster? 

Just having a little laugh.  Don't take it the wrong way.  I'm sure you meant Squeamish, especially after seeing the drawing.

And you can make your monsters what ever size you want.  You still have more talent than I.


Title: The Frankster Files!: Pam Grier
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, May 6, 2010, 05:19:36
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FaTP5Pi3ZFQ/S-IzLeIrc9I/AAAAAAAAAJM/AO7C_gLDZsI/s1600/Pam-Grier-Photograph-C12142714.jpg)
Well a long awaited feat of mine was accomplished Tuesday night. I got to meet one of my muses and favorite actresses, Pam Grier. Now on my blog I tend to be quite the wisecracker on here but tonight I like to act out of character for once and be serious.

Over three years ago I was mentored by legendary Pulp / Pin-Up artist Robert McGinnis and learning from him I wanted to learn the secret and great tips on making beautiful ladies. So for the mentor project I wanted to do a pin-up painting and I wanted it to be Vintage Looking so I said to myself I always wanted to make a nice picture of Pam Grier and I used that opportunity to make one.
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The Painting went from Watercolor, to Gouache and accidently Acrylic (which I thought was goauche). And the results was this........You've seen sketches and teasers for this before on the blog, quite possibly my best painting ever. And it's what made me want to continue pin-ups. And it was clear from then on that Pam Grier was a very special MUSE to me.
I always said over and over that I want to give her a copy of this. I never realized three years later the dream would become a reality.

Pam Grier was at Barnes & Noble Tribeca last night signing her memoir Foxy: My Life in Three Acts. And after a long disputer at work I managed to actually make to the event. Before the signing took place Pam gave us an hour long discussion about what she went through in life. The stories she told were very heartbreaking about her being raped twice and battling cancer and overcoming the obstacles to beat it even though doctors told her she had 18 months to live over a decade ago. And the most amazing thing of all is after all she's been through... she is 61 and looks as great as she did in the 70s. If you ask me her inner beauty must've crawled outside to make her look and feel young. Pam seemed very sweet and down to Earth and when she mentioned how the fans who loved and supported her meant a lot to her and made her thankful I put my thumb up to it which Pam noticed, thanked me personally and put her hands over her heart to show how she felt about people like me. I was touched.
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After the discussion was over it was time for the signing and the moment of truth arrived as I approached her and told her what an inspiration she was as an actress, role model, and muse to me personally I gave her a print of my painting signed, matted, and framed....
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She loved it. She thanked me said it was "fabulous" and that I was "very good." Hearing Pam's beautiful words of wisdom made melt and feel on top of the world. My year is made thanks to her. Thank You Pam for being such a sweetheart and a great role model to us all (makes me feel guilty that I used to think naughty thoughts of you...hehe).
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God Bless You Pam!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Thu, May 6, 2010, 14:05:52
Hey Frankster, it's great that you finally got to meet Pam Grier! It must have been really awesome to be able to give her that portrait in person. I agree that the painting is the best thing I've seen you post. Your inspiration in your muse must have had something to do with it. It's always even better when someone you admire is so cool and appreciates how much their fans love them.


Title: The Frankster Files! - Philly Show plus sketches!
Post by: The Frankster on Thu, June 17, 2010, 18:03:28
Well I went to the Philly show for this year.
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Just like last year no Marvel or DC booth. Heck no Top Cow or Aspen either  this year, just Zenescope. Anyways anybody remember this story.....
Well Crusaders I dont want to say how i feel but here's a way to explain it  :D+ :'(  ;D :) ;) :P :o :-[ ;D ;D ;D ;D

This morning I woke up bright and early caught the train on time & transerred to the bus and arrived at 6:50 which was long away from the signing. Nobody was there the only reason why I got there so early was because they sed they were only lettign in 200 and it turns out no one was there but myself for the next hour or so. so as the line built up and the time past i saw victoria and she never looked more beautiful in my life. She somewhat recognized me and sed who I was and welcomed in the store with a BIG HUG I was so speechless and happy.  I Spoke to her a bit had 3 pictures signed and took an even better picture than u saw from the bad one from my last post.
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I am so enlarging this and getting it signed next time i see her.
You can see in th epicture she has my sketch which she loved an appreciated. Victoria is the absolute greatest I wish Vince McMahon would get his head out of his ass and realize what he's keeping her from instead of giving thos e dirty talentless sluts airtime.  Victoria knows how to treat her fans no matter if she is a heel or babyface.
Thankyou Victoria :-*
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Well I had the honors of meeting Lisa Marie Varon (aka Victoria, aka Tara) once again.
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Yes I made her a sketch again. She loved it. And she did something very sweet for me.

Billy was a no show friday and i was gonna get a sketch of Candy Cane from Rumble Roses but he was behind and i had to catch a bus to take me back to NY.  

I made out with these cool sketches though....

Vampirella from Mark Texeira
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and my personal favorite....

Venus by Dave Hoover
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definitely plan to get more from him. I love the riskay-ness  he adds to sketches.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Mon, June 21, 2010, 17:39:54
Love the Dave Hoover, Frank! I have a fetish for pink hair!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Wed, June 23, 2010, 20:53:05
Actually it's red Delvie, but still you can dream it's pink.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: cristos on Wed, June 23, 2010, 20:55:48
Looks Pink to me.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! - Philly Show plus sketches!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, June 24, 2010, 15:30:36

Let's compare, shall we?




I TEND TO ENJOY PINK HAIR BECAUSE OF SOME WEIRD FETISH
I HAVE W/ EITHER BRIGHTLY COLORED OBJECTS OR CANDY...
OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH. I MEAN SERIOUSLY, WHEN A
GIRL'S HAIR INSPIRES YOU TO GRAB THE SUGAR & START
DOING BODYSHOTS... THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!
COTTON CANDY UNDERWEAR ALL THE WAY, BABY!!!

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THOUGH, I USED TO HAVE AN OBSESSION W/ RED HAIR, I DID
GET VERY TIRED OF EVERY REDHEAD I EVER WENT DOWN ON
TENDING TO LIVE UP TO THE WHOLE SILLY (BUT BASED IN TRUTH)
REDHEAD STEREOTYPE. SURE... IT'S EASY TO SAY I COULD NEVER
GET TIRED OF ROSE McGOWAN, BUT WHEN HER LOOK-A-LIKES
COME W/ LOW FLYING CAMPBELL'S SOUP CANS WHIZZING BY YOUR
HEAD FOR EVERY MINOR JOKE BEFORE THEY'VE HAD THEIR MORNING COFFEE...


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Thu, June 24, 2010, 15:37:23
Well, what do ya know??? PRIENDK!!! :bighug:


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sat, June 26, 2010, 22:05:11
Yep, pink.  I have other things I'd like to say, but they probably would get me kicked off of the board, and I don't want that!


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: Delvie on Sun, June 27, 2010, 10:03:57
ha ha ha
Clearly, we are here to test boundaries.  :giggle:


Title: The Frankster Files!: Red Hot Louis Small Sketch
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, July 11, 2010, 18:56:01
I went to a dealer show in PA. and the only guests were Bob Wiacek and Louis Small Jr. 

Anyway being that Louis and I have a love of classic cartoons from Popeye, to Betty Boop, to Hanna Barbara, to Tex Avery. 

Last year Louis drew this hot sketch of a semi-realistic version of Blondie. And quite recently Beetle Bailey's Miss Buxley. 

I always was a huge Tex Avery fan and loved Red Hot Riding Hood
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(aka Swing Shift Cinderella, Little Eva) 

i know this sketch may be riskay so i censored it for your viewing pleasure...
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I wonder how Wolfie would react to this?


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: pctchuck on Sun, July 11, 2010, 20:53:25
Probably with one of those big censor bars.


Title: Re: The Frankster Files! STILL Immortal and Running Wild!
Post by: The Frankster on Sun, October 26, 2014, 18:17:18
WHATCHU GONNA DO BROTHER! WHEN THE FRANKSTER RUNS WILD ON YOU!!!