The Art of Frankie Washington



One of the communal benefits of being a geek culture enthusiast is enjoying conventions.  In a room filled with other obsessives it almost feels like home.  I love seeing celebrities and love seeing the gaming and pop culture shops that collect at these types of events.  


The best part of a convention isn’t the big names, it is walking around the convention at the edges finding the person who is not famous but is working their darndest because they love what they do.  Frankie Washington (Facebook) exemplifies this, he loves giant robots, he loves giant monsters and has dedicated his art to them.


I talk about things I love, but they are often somewhat frivolous or obscure. If I can do any good in these articles it will be highlighting the hard working local creator and give as much exposure as this medium allows.


Above you see his work for the upcoming art book Gamera vs. Zine-Ra, a celebration of one of our greatest kaiju heroes and Creature Double Feature star.  


Frankie’s work reminds me of classic manga, gonzo trading cards like Mars Attacks and Dinosaurs Attack! and a healthy measure of Mike Ploog.  


Here are a few other examples, I hope you enjoy:




Colossal Kaiju Combat trading card game.  Washington does the artwork based on feedback from the community forum.




The Last Daughter of Lilith cover design, book by J.L. Metcalf




The Secret Lives of Villains webcomic, written by Matthew Blair and lettered by Rebecca Currell




Reckless Sidekick Productions’ Kid Switch Comic anthology




Mech: Age of Steel anthology by Ragnarok Publishing