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Godzilla 2014: The King Returns by SeanSumagaysay

Pretty darn accurate, if I do say so myself! I like the subtly to the scales and body texture here, although it could stand some extra ...

Dino paint by PootDamnYou

It's always interesting to see a non-paleo-artist's take on a dinosaurian form, because there are all sorts of cool design possibilitie...

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Matt Frank
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It's me, Matt Frank! Kaiju artist and commercial illustrator!
Official website: www.mattfrankart.com
Contact: mattfrank85@gmail.com
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First off, thank you so much everyone for the lovely birthday wishes :) You guys are too good to me.

Secondly, this was a hell of a birthday surprise.

Yesterday, it was formally announced that Toho Studios would be reviving their OWN Godzilla film, set to be released in 2016, with production starting in 2015. Speculation abounds on the project, but the biggest question seems to be the focus on CGI or traditional Suitmation. The article cites the recent adaptation of the manga Parasyte as an example of the "high quality filmmaking" that Japan is currently capable of, but given the franchise's tradition of practical effects, and perhaps an unwillingness to appear inadequate when compared to the hundreds of millions spent of American SFX, we may be seeing something akin to Shinji Higuchi's Attack on Titan adaptation - a combination of sparse miniatures, green screening, props, CGI, and suits. One can only hope.
www.augustragone.blogspot.com/…

This is coming on the heels of the recently announced Godzilla videogame receiving US distribution. The trailer was well-received at the VGA's a few nights ago, even if the host didn't seem particularly interested ;)


Also, let's not forget the new life-sized Godzilla head being sculpted atop a new theater in Shinjuku - giving the impression of a 50-meter tall Godzilla peeking into downtown Tokyo :D

Between all this, Godzilla 2 coming out in 2018, and Pacific Rim 2 in 2017, it's a good time to be a kaiju fan :D

If I made a bi-monthly podcast, would you guys be interested? 

93%
364 deviants said Sure! There needs to be more kaiju-centric podcasts!
7%
26 deviants said Not at all. I find you painfully uninteresting.

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ZathoLord Featured By Owner 52 minutes ago
Hi, Matt.  Since you have been bringing up Gamera lately on Tumblr (I would have posted this on your tumblr page but it would not let me include links), what are your thoughts on him and his foes throughout the years?  Also, could you include your thoughts on unmade and obscure (or video game exclusive in the last monster's case) Gamera foes.  Here are some links for all the obscure monsters I could find:    

gamera.wikia.com/wiki/Garashar…
                                                            gamera.wikia.com/wiki/Marukobu…

gamera.wikia.com/wiki/Wyvern_t…

 gamera.wikia.com/wiki/Monga (Note: Monga is the squirrel like creature on the top of the image.) 

gamera.wikia.com/wiki/Phoenix

gamera.wikia.com/wiki/Mecha-Gy…    

Another monster that is not on that wiki would be the Ice Giant.  It would be a humanoid monster with translucent skin that would have allowed you to see its skeleton and have ice related powers.  It sounds pretty creepy, but no official concept art was made for the creature and any images you do find of him on the Internet are all fan made.  I heard he was scrapped for budget reasons, and the movie was transformed into Gamera vs Barugon with the only remaining bit of the Ice Giant that made into would be the ice spray power that was given to Barugon.
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KaijuToast Featured By Owner Edited 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
HAPPY B-DAY matt! Godzilla2014plz Mothra2003plz KingGhidorah1991plz Little Godzilla says Hi! Icon Emoticon - Godzilla 1968 Emoticon - Godzilla 1999 Emoticon - Godzilla 2003 Emoticon - Godzilla 1965 Emoticon - Godzilla 1962 Emoticon - Godzilla 2007 Emoticon - Godzilla 1994 Emoticon - Burning Godzilla Emoticon - Godzilla 1992 Emoticon - Godzilla 2004 Emoticon - Godzilla 1967 Emoticon - Godzilla 1972 Emoticon - Godzilla 1991 Emoticon - Godzilla 2000 Emoticon - Yuji Sakai's Godzilla Emoticon - First Godzilla 2014 Emoticon - Godzilla 1955 Emoticon - Godzilla 1984  Emoticon - Mothra Larva (Unleashed) Emoticon - Male MUTO Emoticon - King Ghidorah (G:DAMM) Emoticon - Female MUTO Emoticon - ShodaiGoji  all these guys also wish you a happy and a Merry Christmas, or should should I say, Merry G-mas! :3
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KaijuToast Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh yeah I just uploaded my redesign of Shiigan
Hope you like it! Sorry, I don't know how to send a link :(
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hey, Matt. You never told us about the new Colossal Kaiju Combat entries.

kaijucombat.com/wiki/doku.php?…

kaijucombat.com/wiki/doku.php?…

Both are fantastic. Hope we see more soon.
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KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artist
Thanks for reminding me! 
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner 3 days ago
No problem. Keep up the great work.
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GodzillaDanger101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Artist
Hey, Matt, could I ask you something?
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KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artist
Sup?
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GodzillaDanger101 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Artist
Nothing much.

You?
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StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Looks like Toho is bringing back the King to Japan:

www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/…
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