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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
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
It's me, Matt Frank! Kaiju artist and commercial illustrator!
Official website: www.mattfrankart.com
Contact: mattfrank85@gmail.com
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It’s amazing how a 60-year-old product of postwar nuclear paranoia can still be so important to people’s lives to this day. I have a lot to thank Godzilla for, so much to the point that, if I had a gun to my head, and had to declare a religion (ANY religion), I’d point at the Big Guy and say “That one.”

That’s right. My god can beat up your god.

Anywho, it’s also amazing to see where Godzilla is now compared to…man, even 10 years ago. And ESPECIALLY 16 years ago. We’ve essentially seen this character tried to be taken down and twisted into something he’s not, and then rise from the beaten, bruised ashes only when a meek British director reminded everyone that we just need to step back and let him be Godzilla.

A favorite quote of mine, from the series, is the line from Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for the Earth (1992).
"This is beyond our present knowledge or understanding."
This was, of course, in reference to the fact that Godzilla was engulfed in molten rock, and then, in order to intercept his adversaries, SWAM THROUGH THE LAVA TUBES OF THE EARTH’S CRUST OUT OF PURE BLOODLUST.
It’s an essential part of the character - Godzilla is beyond our understanding. Granted, this depends on the conceit of the screenwriters, directors, producers, what have you, but it’s a core facet of what makes the character appealing.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to draw 3 more pages of giant things fighting other giant things before I can finally sleep.

Much love, and keep on’ stompin’.

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

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

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GorillaKing18 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Are we going to get an issue where, like in Dark Horse's Godzilla comic series, Godzilla is temporarily deprived of his atomic fire and has to rely on his physical attributes and intellect to overcome numerous foes?
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GodzillaDanger101 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Artist
Hey Matt.
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Forerunner3000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hello Mr.Frank. I wanted to ask you some questions about Godzilla:Rulers of Earth.
-Will Orga and jet Jaguar return?
-After the mission in russia, will kiryu have an upgrade (drill hand, hyper maser)?
-Are the devonians (or at least some of them) Going to return?
-Where is mecha king ghidorah now?
-And at last but not least, are godzilla, angurius and rodan going to be together and kick spacegodzilla's butt?
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KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Artist
My answer to all of these is....
read the comic and find out ;)
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Mr. Frank, I've had a point of confusion regarding Rulers of Earth for some time. Mr. Mowry stated in an interview (www.comicbookmovie.com/fansite… that Rulers of Earth Zilla was supposed to be the one from Final Wars and therefore didn't have a breath weapon.  However, Ryuhei Kitamura said in an interview that Final Wars Zilla had an "acid fire breath" attack that he was seen using once from off-screen. Would you have an idea as to why this was ignored/omitted?
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KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional Artist
I honestly never heard about that "off-screen" attack, and I've never heard of it in any interview. Can you provide a link?
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Here's the scene in question: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EukSN…

As for the finding the interview, I don't know if I can. It's been ten years (already?) since Final Wars came out, and a lot of the websites that were around then aren't anymore. It's possible the site where I read it was deleted. That said, I'll see what I can find. 

Thanks for responding to my question.
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LM888 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Saw the next issue in February. Man, you guys are going all out aren't ya? Like, total Kaiju invasion. I hope you'll do more than just the covers on the variants. This is nothing against Zornow, it's just I really love the expressions on the monsters you give. They're half the fun of the book! Anyway, looks like we're going to break the 24 issue mark! Record here we come!
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T-R-E-V Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Hey Matt,

Since you're not only a fan of the Big G and kaiju, but also Ray Harryhausen and stop-motion animation, there's a little project you might be interested in: www.indiegogo.com/projects/dar…

It's in dire need of support, and since you have more clout than I, I thought you could give it a whirl as far as plugging goes. ;)
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masonday Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I got Allodrago
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