“My love of illustrated stories started in childhood with the great artists of the Golden Age of Comics – Jack Kirby, Roy Crane, E. C. Segar, Bill Tytla and Milton Caniff. My interest in art grew to include many of the classic fine artists and illustrators. Later on I became fascinated with how things moved and was drawn (pun intended) to animation. I think you can see that influence today of that motion-driven style of my own artwork.
I’ve brought that passion for storytelling, for creating extraordinary characters and world-building to Zum Zum. Some of the world’s most popular stories will be featured in our Classics Collection. These works have been beautifully illustrated in the past and our challenge is to bring a new vision to these master stories that will encourage readers to experience them in new ways with new eyes.
Specifically designed for the iPad and other digital devices, Zum Zum iBooks makes a clear and clean connection between readers and creators – no focus groups, no marketing spins, no filters. Zum Zum – the go-to place for the best, more original and exciting reading in town!
Frank Espinosa attended the School of Visual Arts in NY in film and animation. Earlier in his career he worked for Walt Disney Animation and Consumer Products, and later was Art Director at Warner Bros. Consumer Products producing an award-winning character design manual, redesigning the Looney Tunes characters, and creating Baby Looney Tunes and the complete series of the Looney Tunes postage stamps.
He received the Martin Luther King Visiting Professor Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006 and 2007; participated in the Ohio State University and Collins College Lecture Series; developed a comic book series for Princeton University; created and illustrated a full color graphic novel based on the life of Salvatore Ferragamo, from which illustrations were showcased in store windows world-wide. His graphic novel, “Rocketo,” was nominated for three Eisner Awards.