FRANK FORTE is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Frank’s credits include: Bob’s Burgers, Allen Gregory, The Super Hero Squad Show, Hero 108, Marvel Heroes 4D, Lego Hero Factory, Lego Bionicle:The Legend Reborn, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI, Re-Animated Pilot (Out of Jimmy’s Head), The Mr. Men Show, Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (DVD-2009), Lego Clutch Powers 4D ride at Legoland and Lego Atlantis. He co-created The Cletus and Floyd Show with Gene McGuckin, a tribute to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. Robert S. Rhine and Frank Forte created the pilot episode of Sickcom the Animated Series which was sold to Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival Of Animation in 2003. Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press (www.asylumpress.com), an indy graphic novel and comic book publisher. Since its inception in 1999, Frank has written, illustrated and published such comics as, Zombie Terrors, The Vampire Verses, Warlash, Fearless Dawn, Billy Boy, The Cletus and Floyd Show.
Frank’s original animated shorts can be seen at:
Franks education blog on animation can be found at:
JIM SMITH was birthed in Lubbock Texas, got the animation disease around 1978 or so, went to work for a small local animation studio in Houston, and was advised to move to California ( the place you oughta be ), and then — started working at Marvel animation ( storyboards ), met John K. Worked many cartoons as a storyboard and character designer. A short list is: Ren and Stimpy, The Ripping Friends, Weekend Pussy Hunt, Jimmy The Idiot Boy, George Liquor Program, COMIC BOOK, Samurai Jack, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto, The X’s. G.I., Joe, Scooby Doo and many more. Jim smith will be signing his new sketchbook “Naked Are The Nude” at the Asylum Press/Frank Forte booth.
Jim Smith’s Blog: