Contact Frank Grau HERE.
Frank is an illustrator/designer/product developer, having worked professionally for over twenty years in various industries, from giftware & decor to entertainment (comics, storyboards, character designs, children’s books, etc.). In 2010-2012, he worked with Ayars Animation to produce interactive children’s books and other entertainment & educatioal iOS apps.
For a quick tour of the Studio, click HERE.
Upon being asked to explain the philosophy behind his work, Frank responded:
“My art represents a vibrant, colorful love of the harmonious beauty of the sublime social awareness of nature’s roots within the subconsciousness of blah, blah, yada, yada, and whatever other artsy-fartsy blather pretentious folk enjoy reading. Truth of it is, my artwork really represents a way to keep Sugar-Frosted-Chocko-Cruncho-Snappy-Puffy-Fruity-Flakes on the breakfast table for the kiddies. And if you want to help put them into a brand-spanking new pair of Wheel-O Springy Blinky Sneakers, hire me.”
How’s that for profundity?
Being a good steward of the environment, Frank only draws on dead-tree material; he never draws on living trees. In fact, Frank has made even greater environmental strides by recently starting to draw on a Cintiq in order to save all of those dead trees from being made even more dead; that way, he can allow the dead trees to thrive by allowing all of the dead-tree-products (like paper) to remain, well, dead. Nowadays, when he absolutely must use paper, he makes sure to use a recycling bin to keep the side gate to his home from swinging open. His motto: “Long live dead trees!”
On the personal side, Frank is a lifelong resident of Southern California and lives there with his wife, their four children, and, at one point, a hermit crab that died faster than most sea-monkeys (somehow Frank managed to kill a creature that required less attention than a pet rock). The Grau home has thus since acquired a dog and two birds, none of which Frank has yet killed, though He’s come close to strangling the former.
Frank really feels silly writing about himself in the third person and knows he’s fooling no one. He continues to illustrate and design for various industries, while also noodling around with his own creator-owned projects.