Catching Up with KTG Client Frankie B. Washington

KTG Client, Frankie B. Washington – artist on the awesome ROBOT GOD: AKAMATSU title – was interviewed by Upper Deck on the company’s blog today.  They discussed Frankie’s current work on “artist sketch cards” for many of Upper Deck’s latest Entertainment-based properties including “Thor” and “Marvel Beginnings.”

The most fascinating part of the interview, for me, was listening to Frankie talk about the challenges involved with telling a story on 2.5 x 3.5 spaces:

Honestly, I did not know anything about sketch cards until May of 2009 when I was approached by 5Finity Productions to do some Archie Charity Cards. I’ve done storyboards for film and television but it intrigued me that there was a community devoted to the collection of artwork that measured only 2.5 x 3.5.

 

Since my baptism into the industry, I’ve found that drawing at such a reduced size has allowed me to challenge my artistic skills more so than working on a 11 x17 comic book format. The ability to tell a story through sketch cards is now the force that drives me every time the pencil hits the paper.

 

–Frankie B. Washington

Read the full interview here:

http://www.upperdeckblog.com/2011/03/catching-up-with-illustrator-frankie-b-washington/

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