Saturday, December 15, 2012

Black Umbrella


I recently had the pleasure of doing some animation for the FOX sci-fi drama, Fringe.
It was a lot of fun to work on this Terry Gilliam-esque LSD trip.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Secret Society of Hot Tub Gentlemen


I was cleaning off my desktop and I found some animation from an unfinished 24 hour film Cheyenne and I attempted a little over a year ago.

It was a 1 minute film about two "gentlemen" hot tubbers.
It was definitely a little ambitious for a 24 hour film, but we still got a lot of really fun and expressive drawings and animation out of it. It also gave us a chance to collaborate and experiment. 
At the end of the day, I guess that's the point...whether it was completed or not. *hangs head in shame*
I figured it was about time to post some of the work we did together.


Chey and I designed the characters together. "Snoots" is the orange guy and "Sleaze" is the green dude. 
I feel like they're a great balance of our styles. I can definitely see elements of us both in each character.

I boarded it, Cheyenne painted the beautiful BGs,
and we both did character layout and animation.


I can't take any credit for the image above. Cheyenne did this hilarious shot.
Always love working with her.


There was no dialogue in the film. It was all set to this Jackie Davis song.
Sexy, right?

Friday, November 16, 2012

SHARKMAID



It's kind of like shark week but with significantly more boobs.
 
follow the hashtag above and see the irresponsible amount of mermaids that everyone has drawn this week.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

#MermaidWeek



It's Mermaid week.
Cheyenne started it and it has spread like wild fire.
Hop on Twitter and check out what everyone's done so far.
You too can join in.




Thursday, November 8, 2012

GIRLS: Fact or Fiction


Above is a teaser for my contribution to Light Grey Art Lab's Girls: Fact or Fiction gallery show.
The show features 100+ artists paying tribute to both real and fictitious women.
The most exciting part about this show is that they will be publishing a reversible book that will feature the real women on one side and the fictitious women on the other.

I contributed a piece based on Maude Lebowski.

The book is for sale HERE for $25 and will begin shipping in December.
It looks incredible and you should definitely grab a copy for the holidays.

The projects curated by Light Grey Art Lab really are incredible. The level of professionalism and care that goes behind their event organization is better than any indie gallery I've seen before.
I'm extremely proud to be a part of this project and I'll be sharing the pages of the book with a ton of talented artists such as: Cheyenne Curtis, Scott Forbes, and Nichole Ter Horst


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cheyenne Sunshine and the Daytime Players


Check out this collab that Cheyenne and I did a while back.
It started as an inside joke about her singing in a band of decrepit animatronic animals, and blossomed into this magical piece.
I did the chicken and the elephant and she did Cheyenne Sunshine, the rat and the cat.
Since I've known Cheyenne, she has inspired me to no end. I can't tell you how much fun it is to get the creative juices flowing with her. If you don't already know of her incredible work. go look. 
You will be charmed.

Below is another collaborative effort from a while back.
It was a design done by Chey, that I felt compelled to animate.
There's so much personality and honesty in her work that I cannot resist.


Why Obama Now



In light of the election, I figured I'd post this short film I did some animation for.
It was directed by the talented Simpsons / Family Guy storyboard artist, Lucas Gray, who approached a few of us from Six Point Harness and Jib Jab to help bring his vision to life. I really admired Lucas' passion for this project, as it was a personal endeavor. This sort of thing definitely makes politics accessible to a wide range of people. I may not have been able to vote (Since I'm a dirty Canadian) but I'm proud to have contributed in another way.

Mr. President, I'll be expecting my green card in the mail.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

King of Cartoons


Tremble before the King of Cartoons.

I always wondered what this guy's deal was on Pee Wee's Playhouse.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BATRUN


Can't...Stop...Making...Gifs...

Just a quick, simple Batman run cycle I did instead of packing.

I used a design I did way back for a Bday card for Cheychey

seen...

below...


Monday, August 13, 2012

THE JESUS


Don't fuck with him.

a quick gif before bed.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sad Days, Lonely Nights


I've been listening to a lot of Junior Kimbrough lately which inspired me to create this little scene.
(Higher res still below)


Sunday, May 27, 2012

In One Piece.


Cheyenne recently did a funny comic about body image and American Apparel.
It inspired me to put myself into the American Apparel add campaign.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You Got Travolta-ed


All this controversy around Travolta wanting a little man on man massage inspired me to revisit the foot massage conversation from Pulp Fiction.
No one is safe.
(Censored version below)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Death Drive


I've been obsessed with these two movies lately...Then I realized they're both about psychotic stuntmen.
Definitely an entertaining archetype.
As a tribute, I put together a little gif. of Stuntman Mike and The Driver taking a break from murder.
Below is a higher res still.
*UPDATE* I've had some interest in prints of this piece. If you'd like one too feel free to contact me at franker12@hotmail.com.



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Speed Demon

Development for a comic I might be doing.