Today we are proud to put the spotlight on Jaime Franks!! Jaime Franks is an aspiring comic artist that transferred to SCAD in 2012. He is a self taught artist who has always had a passion for drawing for as long as he can remember, but the catalyst that inspired him to pursue a career in creating comics was his discovery of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball when he was in the fourth grade. Inspired by Dragon Ball’s clean art, engaging action, and entertaining story, he desired to tell such exciting tales of his own and thus Toriyama became his biggest artistic influence growing up.
Later on in his life, other artists such as Eiichiro Oda, Hirohiko Araki, Jamie Hewlett, Jaime Hernandez, and Mike Mignola would become influences on his work. Comics are not the only source of Jaime’s influences. Ever since he was in high school, music has been a major source of his creativity as well. Bands such as Gorillaz, The Clash, The Stranglers, Gnarls Barkley, Talking Heads, and Daft Punk have all played their part in shaping his artistic vision.