INTERVEW: ‘Godzilla’ with Artist and King of Kaiju Matt Frank

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Matt Frank Godzilla

Kate and Matt sat down to talk with the King of Kaiju himself, comic book artist Matt Frank. They talk about what they got wrong in Episode 57, why Godzilla may be important but isn’t the only kaiju that matters, special effects, and ultimately what the artist would do if he had $100 million kaiju movie budget. Matt Frank is an American comic book artist and writer. He first became known among kaiju fans for his Godzilla Neo project on DeviantArt, a series of redesigns and stories about Toho’s many kaiju set in a single continuity. He was involved in IDW Publishing’s Godzilla series from the beginning, drawing and retouching many of the 80 variant covers for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1. After drawing interiors for Godzilla: Legends #1, he became the main artist for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, which became the longest-running Godzilla comic in the character’s history.

You can find some of Matt Franks credits below:

  • Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters (2011-2012) – Covers
  • Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths (2011) – Convention cover [issue 1]
  • Godzilla: Legends (2011-2012) – Story [issue 1, with Jeff Prezenkowski] / Art [issue 1] / Cover [issue 1]
  • Godzilla: Ongoing (2012) – Covers
  • Godzilla: Rulers of Earth (2013-2015) – Story [with Chris Mowry] / Art [issues 1-4, 6-8, 10-12, 14-20, 22-25] / Covers
  • Godzilla in Hell (2015) – Cover [issue 2]
  • Project Nemesis (2015-2016) – Art / Covers
  • Godzilla: Rage Across Time (2016) – Art [issue 1] / Cover [issue 1]
  • The Last Hope (2017) – Story / Art / Cover [with Goncalo Lopes]
  • Redman: The Kaiju Hunter (2018-2020) – Story / Art / Covers

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Matt Frank Godzilla

For Matt Frank’s work go here.
Follow him on Twitter @Spankzilla85

Matt Frank Godzilla

Godzilla: Rage Across Time
Jeremy Robinson, Matt Frank, Chris Mowry, Ryan Ferrier, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Jay Fotos

5 Issue Series: “Move over dinosaurs… monsters used to rule the planet! Travel to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares! In this first installment, Godzilla brings his terror to feudal Japan!”


1 Comment on “INTERVEW: ‘Godzilla’ with Artist and King of Kaiju Matt Frank”

  1. Oh god yes, thank you, somebody who notices the tendency for “mainstream” geek news articles to be ill-informed when it comes to kaiju articles!

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