The Best Revenge is Massive Success!!! – Frank Sinatra
I like to draw. I like to draw realistically and I like drawing cartoons. I’ve been doing it for a long time. The original pen and ink illustration of a young Frank Sinatra was drawn in my 4th sketchbook.
The LickedinPop Series embodies what I like best from contemporary artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Pop Art, music, old movies and not to mention good humor. I wanted to take my pen & ink drawings and infuse them with a sense of all these characteristics.
A young, skinny singer with a bow tie and a microphone. Standing only 5′ 8″ no one was ready for the voice that followed. Women wanted to sleep with him and men wanted to be him. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… Frank Sinatra. Drawing musicians has always been one of my favorite things so how could I not include a young Frank Sinatra? Even if he did hate rock and roll he was still one cool dude. I love this illustration next to my Elvis Presley LickedinPop illustration.
Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you.
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra rose to fame singing big band numbers. In the ’40s and ’50s, he had a dazzling array of hit songs and albums and went on to appear in dozens of films, winning an Oscar for From Here to Eternity. He left behind a massive catalog of work that includes iconic tunes like “Love and Marriage” and “New York, New York.”
I’m gonna live till I die.
All work in the LickedinPop Series begins as an original pen and Ink illustration. Rich and colorful, it is my homage to the work of Roy Lichtenstein tuned to my favorites in pop culture. Beautiful reproductions of ‘Frank Sinatra‘ and all my work in the LickedinPop Series are available for sale at my Etsy Store. Please come visit!