I’ve been writing about comics and posting comics online for many years, but sometimes I worry my online archive isn’t accessible or well maintained. I don’t want the Cold Heat blog, which I’ve maintained since 2008, to disappear if Blogspot is deleted tomorrow! I decided to produce a more polished, archival version of the online work I’ve made over the years. I think this is an important part of my artistic output and so I’m excited to reintroduce it to my fans.
I made 4 PDF collections – the Layout/Color Workbooks, Best of Frank’s ComicsComics, Best of the Cold Heat Blog, and Best of Travelogues. Each PDF is carefully curated with my favorite posts and includes a new intro by me. Read the full description of each below. You get thousands of pages of material that I’ve left scattered all over the digital landscape.
Each collection is $11 – or get all 4 for $40.
I will send the PDF collections to you via WeTransfer after I receive your order. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR AN EMAIL FROM WeTransfer THAT INCLUDES A DOWNLOAD LINK – THE LINK WILL EXPIRE AFTER A WEEK. If the link does expire, please email me and I will send it again.
All of my key writings on comic book layouts and color theories. This is “my book” on comics theory collected here for the first time. Hundreds of pages of material. Plus “Notes on Scroll Comics”. From the introduction: “I may not have the distance on the material collected here because I still use it everyday in my teaching. And in my own process.”
Best of ComicsComics PDF
This is the best of my writings from the ComicsComics blog, 2007-2011. From the introduction: “People who didn’t like Cold Heat (my PictureBox comic with Ben Jones) would often like my writing about comics and then through those “common ground” conversations I could often win that person over to at least look at my work in a different way.”
Best of Travelogues PDF
From the introduction: “I moved from NYC back to Pittsburgh in 2007, and then to New Mexico in 2010, and in between I kept going to NYC for the summer and blogged about it all in my way. Lots of operatic pathos and willful suffering for one’s art. A parade of mishaps and mistaken identity, city to city, year to year. I drove 24,000 miles in 2012.”
Best of the Cold Heat Blog PDF
This is the “Best of” my Cold Heat blog. This is the good stuff. From Andrew White’s introduction: “The material on this blog captures Frank at an interesting point in his career. He had done some teaching work, but was not yet well known as an educator. As the blog moves forward in time, you’ll see that begin to change.”
Get all 4 PDF collections – $40