Frank Fradella is a professionally creative person working in the fields of art, publishing, podcasting, language acquisition, film, and video.
He is the author of more than a dozen books, including those in the Valley of Shadows series, Swan Song, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing Basics (Alpha Books) — which he also illustrated. He is the founder and president of iHero Entertainment, whose groundbreaking illustrated prose magazine, Cyber Age Adventures, won numerous awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize and the P & E Award for Best Fiction Magazine (2004). iHero reassembled its original creators to bring a new superhero magazine (“I, Hero”) to market in 2010. Frank has also done work in comics, including Gene Simmons House of Horrors and the upcoming Alexander the Great graphic novel from Campfire.
Frank is the creator of two successful tarot decks, both published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.. In the Fradella Adventure Tarot, he teamed with artist JP Dupras to create a deck featuring the heroes and villains of the iHero Universe, creating the world’s first complete superhero tarot deck. He also teamed with the late Jeziel Sanchez Martinez to create the breathtaking Undersea Tarot.
Frank is the creative force behind Paper Lantern Productions, a global film production company with several projects in various stages of development. Their recent film, Vox Angelica, took high honors in the Miami 48-Hour Film competition, and another, A Spud’s Life, took home several awards in the National Film Challenge. Frank spent nearly a year in China doing pre-production work on his first feature film, Fu & Far Between. He plans to return to finish the film once financing is secured.
As a video producer, he has done work for National Geographic, Sears, Yelp, the Yellow Pages, and hundreds more.
Since 2005, Frank has brought his creative forces to bear with New Babel Books, a boutique publishing house dedicated to finding an audience for hard-to-classify works in the field of sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, horrors, art and language.
He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, twin boys, and a pitt bull named Lady Jane. He rarely sleeps. He always dreams.