Frank Cho Art, Wonder Woman, Covers, and Marvel

Frank Cho Biography

Frank Cho is a well-known Korean-American writer and illustrator specializing in comic strips and comic books. He is famous for his series Liberty Meadows and books Shanna the She-Devil, Mighty Avengers and Hulk for Marvel Comics, and also Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Cho has his artwork produced on Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Pad which is a vellum surface. In addition, he uses a Pentel mechanical pencil with 0.7mm HB lead and black Micron Pigma pens for his ink work.

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Frank Cho’s Facts

Born: December 2, 1971
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Age:   52
Wife:   Cari Guthrie (divorced), Mara Rose (engaged)
Net Worth: $10 Million

Family

Frank Cho was born near Seoul, South Korea in 1971 to his supportive parents. He is the son of Kyu Hyuk Cho and Bok Hee Cho. Cho holds Korean and American nationality as his family moved to the United States when he was six years old. In addition, he has two brothers Rino and Austin, and was raised in Beltsville, Maryland, United States. His parents were college graduates who could not speak fluent English thus they took whatever jobs they could to support the family.

His father was a carpenter during the day and a janitor at a Greyhound Bus station at night while his mother worked in a shoe factory. Rino, his older brother brought some comic books home when he was 10 and Cho began copying the art.

Frank Cho Wife

He was first married to his first wife, Cari Guthrie in 1999. The two met as they served together on a student residence council at the University of Maryland. They later welcomed two daughters, Emily was born in 2001 and Samantha born in 2004. Cari and Cho separated in 2008 and divorced in 2009. Cho then moved to a nearby apartment to be close to his two daughters. After some time, he began dating Mara Rose, a film major he first met when she cared for his children. Cho got engared to Mara in April 2013.

Education

He attended High Point High School where he graduated in 1990. Cho then attended Prince George’s Community College. While there, he earned a scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, which he declined because he disliked the school’s academic focus. His parents did not support his interest in art which caused Cho to appease them by transferring to the University of Maryland School of Nursing. He then graduated with a B.S. in Nursing in 1996.

Frank Cho Art

Cho’s artwork is available on his Instagram and active YouTube accounts. He did not have any form of training, relevant education, or proper experience but managed to become famous through his resourcefulness, talent, and assertiveness. His first artwork was professional comic work to later projects are a true masterpiece.

Wonder Woman

DC Comics first hired Cho to draw variant covers of the first 24 issues of Wonder Woman as part of the company’s Rebirth initiative. After the sixth issue cover, Cho quit the project due to conflicts with series writer Greg Rucka. Greg objected to the sexualized manner in which Wonder Woman was depicted in Cho’s illustrations. Moreover, some of Cho’s drawings of Wonder Woman are available on Instagram.

Covers

Cho has created over 50 comic covers for various media, such as the Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special for Marvel Comics in 2000. He has also done The Savage Dragon #100 and The Amazing Spider-Man #46 in 2002. Moreover, Cho was the plotter and cover artist of Dynamite Entertainment’s Jungle Girl. In April 2015, he posted on his website an image he had drawn on a sketch cover of Spider-Gwen. Furthermore, Cho was then hired by DC Comics to draw variant covers of the first 24 issues of Wonder Woman as part of the company’s Rebirth initiative.

Artist

Cho has done the work of artists such as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Loomis, Al Williamson, and Frank Frazetta. In 2006, he was awarded the Haxtur Award for Best Artist. Cho is also the plotter and cover artist of Dynamite Entertainment’s Jungle Girl. Additionally, he earned the Eagle Award for Best Artist for Liberty Meadows and Shanna the She-Devil.

Marvel

In 2000, he did a cover for Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special. In 2004, Choo began doing full interior work on other Spider-Man books for Marvel, including issues #5 and 8 of Marvel Knights Spider-Man in 2004 and 2005 and The Astonishing Spider-Man #123 in 2005. His great work impressed Marvel Comics’ then-senior editor Axel Alonso and he approached him about revamping the third-string character Shanna the She-Devil.

Moreover, he penciled issues 14 and 15 of Marvel’s New Avengers in 2006 and also illustrated the first six issues of Marvel Comics’ 2007 on the relaunch of Mighty Avengers with writer Brian Bendis. Marvel premiered Awesome Hulk in February 2016 which was drawn by Cho and sees teenager Amadeus Cho become the newest incarnation of the Hulk.

Sketches

Most of Cho’s sketches are available online on his YouTube account and Instagram.

Prints

Some of Cho’s incredible comic art posters are available for purchase and are available for shop in the largest online selection at eBay.com.

Books

Cho had his career writing boost starting in 1996 when he was engaged in writing books. He has published over 19 art books some of which include:

  • Frank Cho Illustrator in 2000.
  • Liberty Meadows Book 1 to 4 from 2001 to 2005.
  • Women in 2006.
  • Jungle Queens Art Book in 2008
  • Apes and Babes Volume 1 in 2009.
  • Drawing Beautiful Women in 2014.
  • Ballpoint Beauties in 2019.
  • The Art of Frank Cho in 2020.
  • Outrage book 1 in 2021 and book 2 in 2022.
  • What Child Is This? in 2022.

Comic Art

He has done several comics that are available online. Some of his comics arts include:

  • Apes and Babes.
  • Amazing Spider-Man.
  • 50 Girls 50.
  • Jungle Girl.
  • The Incredible Hulk.
  • Shanna, The She-Devil.
  • Black Panther.
  • She Hulk.
  • Power Girl.

Dc Comics

DC Comics hired Cho to draw variant covers of the first 24 issues of Wonder Woman as part of the company’s Rebirth initiative. After completing the sixth issue’s cover, Cho quit the project in July 2016 due to conflicts with series writer Greg Rucka. Greg objected to the sexualized manner in which Wonder Woman was depicted in Cho’s illustrations.

Harley Quinn

Cho drew the character Harley Quinn with the pose same as the sketch cover of that character’s series. Harley is known to be an anti-hero and reformed supervillain. She has appearances in the comic books and DC Comics.

Wheat Cakes

Cho wrote about the wheat cake origin after people asked him about Spider-Man’s love for wheat cake. He shared that the wheat cakes are real as they made their first appearance in Amazing Fantasy which was the first Spider-Man comic book. He also stated that Spider-man loves them

Outrage

Cho has worked as the author and artist of Outrage Book 1 and Book 2 in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Book two of the comic sketch is available at €69,99 where it has 64 pages of Cho’s covers and art.

Liberty Meadows

He created the Liberty Meadows comic strip which shows the comedic activities of the staff and denizens of the eponymous animal sanctuary and rehabilitation clinic. The strip aired from March 31, 1997, to December 30, 2001. Liberty Meadows has 39 specials.

Net Worth

He has worked as a comic strip & comic book writer and illustrator for over 20 years and through his work, he has earned a net worth of $10 Million.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Frank Cho?

Cho is 52 years old born on December 2, 1971, in Seoul, South Korea.

Who Is Frank Cho?

Cho is a 52-year-old Korean-American writer and illustrator specializing in comic strips and comic books. He has his artwork produced on Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Pad which is a vellum surface. Additionally, he has worked with Marvel and DC Comics among others.

Is Frank Cho Married?

He was first married to Cari Guthrie in 1999 and divorced in 2009. The two share two girls born in 2001 and 2004. After his divorce, he began dating Mara Rose, a film major.

Social Media Account

Instagram – frankchoartist