Frank Cho visits Cards Comics and Collectibles, owned by a friend, in Reisterstown. Cho is a comic book artist and the creator of "Liberty Meadows," a series that chronicles the hijinks of a bunch of talking animals and a voluptuous animal psychologist named Brandy.
Cho's bawdy style has led to some problems. It's been eight years since he pulled "Liberty Meadows" from national syndication, citing never-ending battles with editors over double-entendres about women's body parts and the cup sizes of his female characters.
People look through a portfolio at an exhibit of Cho's work in France. The event was his first solo show and was held at a Paris gallery that focuses on illustration and comic art.
Cho signs books and drawings in Paris at Editions Deesse. In France, "Liberty Meadows" is known as "Psycho Park," which sounds even more ridiculous when uttered with a French accent.
Cho outside Editions Deesse
Cho at Notre Dame
Cho on a bridge in Paris
Cho at the Louvre
When he was 10, his older brother, Rino, brought some comic books home, and Cho started copying the art. One day, he showed one of his drawings to friend David Gill, who asked whether Cho had traced it. Cho "gave me a dirty look and took another piece of paper and drew it on the spot," Gill recalls. "When he redrew it, I pestered him: 'You need to draw comic books.'"
Cho at work in his apartment in Elkridge
From the pen of Frank Cho: The Mighty Avengers
From the pen of Frank Cho: Spider-Man
From the pen of Frank Cho: Brandy from "Liberty Meadows"
Copyright 2010 Frank Cho
Cho's drawings for comic books cover swaths of his Elkridge apartment. He finishes about six comics a year for Marvel.
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