(Artist: Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters; Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths; Godzilla: Legends; Beast Wars Sourcebook; Transformers Collectors Club Magazine)
Best known for his rampages through the world of giant monster art, Matt Frank began working in the industry about halfway through college at the University of Texas in Austin. First working with Blue Water Productions, he provided covers for the Ray Harryhausen Presents series, culminating with his first one-shot, Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops, which he co-wrote and illustrated both the cover and the interior pencils.
He capped his graduation in 2008 with both a Studio Art degree and his first work with IDW, providing character illustrations for the Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook, and followed that up with interior work on Transformers: Animated – Rise of Safeguard. He finally got his true “big break” working with his lifelong love, the Godzilla franchise, by providing covers for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters and Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths in 2011, starting as the lead artist on the “Store-Stomping” issue 1 promotion (which he received his first award for).
Frank took on the task of crafting a new one-shot as part of the anthology series, Godzilla: Legends, by co-writing and drawing the interiors of issue 1, “Underdog.” The issue outsold the ongoing Godzilla comic for the month of November and became an instant hit with fans. Soon afterward, Frank was contacted to work on the regular comic feature for the Transformers Collectors Club story, “Flash Forward.” As 2012 rolled along, he continued to work with IDW on their Godzilla ongoing series. He is starting 2013 with a bang, drawing interiors for the crossover one-shot Mars Attacks the Transformers!