The Comics Page: Frank Espinosa
You know how much I admire Frank Espinosa, the talented cartoonist behind the wonderful adventure series Rocketo — unfortunately on hiatus until next year — and his recent work on the awesome Image mini-series Killing Girl. From time to time, I drop in on Espinosa’s Image forum to see if he’s posted any juicy art tidbits for the next Rocketo mini, Journey to the New World, but have found precious little worth posting lately, except for this link to some cool images posted in mid-September.
Visit FrankEspinosa.com, however, and you’ll find some remnants of beautiful promotional poster art from Rocketo’s pre-Image days at Speakeasy, but even that’s not the main attraction here. The real finds here, however, are a trio of concise and interesting Quick Time videos allowing Espinosa to show and explain the creative backbone behind Rocketo from the perspective of an artist — specifically the relatively quick transition from rough pencils to a finished inked panel — and a gifted storyteller weaving myth and history to great effect.