Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So I was saying...

 Its been so long, I think I forgot how to do this. Lets see... Push a button here, and bang, instant art comes out. Nice. I think I can get to like this computer thing. Excuse the long delay, lots of stuff going on.
 I cant believe some of you are still following this insane blog. Thank you, I really appreciate that. Its nice to come back to the old homestead and see the family is still around.
Now its time to try to get to that magical Rocketo finish line that keeps moving backward every time I get within feet of it. 
 I did these small sketches to just play around and also to put something up besides comic pages. Some of these  small quick sketches point the way to styles that will wind up in the coming books.  
 Here are some cover ideas for Book 1 of the New World. 
   I want to get some strange feel with the Art, is this struggle to get the know and the unknown down at the same time. 
 Again excuse the long delay.
 My best to you all!


  1. My vote is second from the bottom, unless the one you are going with isn't shown here. Can't wait for the next installment!

  2. Looking good... Looking good! It's great to have you back :)

  3. Awesome! Thanks for the updates! Keep sharing! :D

  4. Tu arte me inspira.
    Me maravilla siempre.
    Tienes un mundo propio, que es realmente un brave new world.
    Cuando veo tu trabajo me dan ganas de dibujar, más y mejor.
    Eso no pasa todos los días.
    Un abrazo!

  5. Welcome back. Explorers, through the very nature of their calling, disappear from time to time - and return with more stories :)

  6. Fraaaank!!! You went wandering again in the New World, eh? And us here worrying...did you receive the books? It's months now we mailed 'em. Always all the best!

  7. Yellow, red and blue, very nice! My favorites are the first one with the tigerman and the third one, that shows Rocketo and Spiro exploring under a strange bulbous creature.

  8. I'm going to agree with Luis that my faves are also the first and third. Something about that third one is particularly nice.

  9. Yes! Welcome back and many thanks, always, for sharing these!

  10. Beautiful stuff Frank--always INSPIRING!!

  11. The perfect way to close a wonderful fall afternoon! Can't wait to see more Frank!

  12. I found your link on
    Just to let you know that the pictures posted on this blog on Thursday , August 06,2009 titled "Environnment Test : Process 02" were made by myself and taken from MY blog without any permission ("waiting for the King" page 3, posted Thursday, May 29, 2008)
    Etienne JUNG

  13. thank you so much everyone!
    Right now I am leaning for the one that Mr. Latino wisely picked. It's a good time to play around and hopefully by next week I can make a decision on this.
    I deeply appreciate all your comments and your wonderful eyes, they really help to break things down.
    On another note.
    Mr.J.Etienne, I did not post anything on the dates that you have put down. Your artwork is great, but unfortunately your sources are way off the mark. Try to get the right blog next time.
    My best to you all.
    Will be posting stuff this week.

  14. It looks fantastic! I've missed your updates (and seeing your stuff on the shelves). Can't wait to see more.

    I think it's about time I went and re-re-re-read "Hidden Sea" again.


  15. Dear Frank, I hope you received my email but just in case, me and Dario just want to wish you a "rocketo new year!"

  16. Rocketo was one of the best books of this last decade. I can't wait to say that about the one we are now in as well!

  17. Dear Frank: I'm trying to contact you with an invitation to speak at UC Santa Cruz. If you see this, please reply offline to:
    Thank you!

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  19. Hey Frank,

    Hope you're well and we hear from you again soon.
    PS - Is your email the verizon one? That's the one I just wrote to!

    Matt Strawbridge