Artist Statement

I'm influenced by classic cartoons and comic books. Simply put, my paintings are an outlet for my aggression against what corporate Hollywood has done to old cartoons by censoring and banning them from viewers.

Artist Bio

Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Some of the shows Frank has worked on include: Bob's Burgers, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, 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.

In Frank's spare time he paints. Recent shows include Laluzapalooza 2015 and Laluzapalooza Jury Winners Group Show 2015 at La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Villains of Animation at Van Eaton Galleries (Sherman Oaks, CA). Past shows include the CATZ Group Show at LTD. Gallery in Seattle, WA and the 6x6 group Show at The Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA. His art has been exhibited at Cannibal Flower (Los Angeles) and the Animation Guild Gallery 839 (North Hollywood).

Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press, a publishing company that produces premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres.

Education

  • Central Connecticut State University, B.A. Graphic Design

Also studied at: (various classes including painting, figure, anatomy, color theory)

  • Art Students League (NYC)
  • Paier College of Art (CT)
  • School of Visual Arts (NYC)
  • Concept Design Academy (Pasadena, CA)
  • L.A. Academy of Figurative Art (Van Nuys, CA)

Join the Mailing List

Sign up now to get the inside scoop on what's happening in the deliciously demented world of artist Frank Forte, including new projects, exhibitions, available artwork, product releases, drawing & painting demos, and other goodies.