Understatement Alert: Frank has led an interesting life. Born in the Philippines. Raised in rural Wisconsin. Played pedal steel guitar bars and beer halls as a teenager. Attended San Francisco State University, majoring in Ancient Japanese languages. Moonlighted as a sideman for country western performers such as Rose Maddox and Johnny Paycheck. Spent most of the ‘80s freelancing for several Bay Area-based animation houses including Colossal Pictures. Was an in-demand session musician in the ‘90s, playing on dozens of recordings for legendary record producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day). Designed the Milwaukee Brewers famous Racing Sausages. Directed for Tricky Pictures, the animation subsidiary of Backyard Productions. Co-directed the critically acclaimed feature film, The Life of Reilly, based on the life of comedian Charles Nelson Reilly. Taught animation and film studies. Wrote two books. Maintained a much-respected blog. Directed scores of television commercials for Purple Onion Films. And recently launched the animation and motion graphics shop This Is Mythic with his son Oliver.