SoonerCon 28 Featured Guest

Matt Frank

Since 2011, Matt Frank has been known in both Japan and America as “the Kaiju King,” the fan-favorite artist for all things giant and monstrous!  Although drawing since childhood, Matt became a true professional artist around 2005.  His first official foray into the Godzilla franchise was a cover for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters for IDW Publishing, and more covers for Godzilla: History’s Greatest Monster in 2012.  By 2013, he headlined the 25-issue series Godzilla: Rulers of Earth as story co-developer, cover artist, and lead interior artist; the series became an instant classic among fans.  Matt is also an accomplished Transformers artist, beginning with The Beast Wars Sourcebook as a character illustrator, and also providing interiors for Transformers Animated: Rise of Safeguard; Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter; Mars Attacks the Transformers; and numerous titles for both IDW and Fun Publications. Matt has created four new Transformers characters, the Raptoricons, for the Official Transformers Collector’s Club in 2016.  His final Godzilla comic for IDW was the critically acclaimed Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 in 2016; a shipping error made the issue an instant collector’s item.

The Texas artist’s work can also be found peppering G-Fan magazine; in Ray Harryhausen Presents from Bluewater Productions; and the novels of Jeremy Robinson, for whom Matt has helped design many creatures.

Matt is in the unique position of being an American artist known for working on Japanese properties on both sides of the Pacific.  In late 2017, he began working for the legendary Tsuburaya Productions, adapting the cult-classic hero Redman to comic form, published in Japan by Phase 6 and America by Night Shining, Inc.  Matt also finally got to create a new Gamera comic story for a Japanese release of the classic Dark Horse Gamera comics from the 90s.  As of 2018, Matt is an official Ultraman artist, with plenty more projects to come!

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