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Frank Cirocco

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Frank has worked extensively in the entertainment field for over 30 years. He has experience in the software, games, comic and commercial art markets as a 2D production artist, designer, art director, writer, editor and creative director.

1976 - Continuity Studios in Manhattan was the official start of Frank's career in art. Owned and managed by notable comic art illustrators Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, his assignments during this period included illustration in advertising and comic art, storyboards, animatics, coloring and writing.

1977-1994 - After working in New York City for the better part of 1976, he returned to California and founded Horizon Zero Graphiques with long time friend and associate, Gary Winnick. HZG provided both commercial and fine art resources to a wide range of clients and established a proud reputation of quality work in the industry. These formative years were the foundation that Lightsource Studios would later build upon.

1983-1989 - Most of Frank's notable comics work was published during these years including the Alien Legion for Marvel Comics Epic division, Defenders of Dynatron City, Samurai Cat, Buck Rogers and Suburban High Life.

1994 – 1995 - Frank took a position as an art director/production designer with Rocket Science Games. Among many other duties, art directed and co-created the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Sega CD along with David Fox. Concepted and developed numerous other (unpublished) titles during this period at Rocket Science.

1996 - Frank re-teamed with former partner Gary Winnick to found Lightsource Studios. Together they have forged Lightsource into a premier art design and production house. Partial client list includes: Yahoo!, Dreamworks, Microsoft, Mattel, Pacific Data Images, Lucasfilm Games, Electronic Arts, LeapFrog, Adobe Systems and Universal Studios.

Credited on 26 games

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Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game (2013 on iPad) Special Thanks
T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger (1999 on PlayStation) Additional Character Design
Shannara (1995 on DOS) Character Art
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm (1995 on DOS) Narrative Artwork
Mutant League Football (1993 on Genesis) Documentation Illustrations
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993 on SNES) Additional Animation and Backgrounds
The Manhole: New and Enhanced (1992 on Windows 3.x) Original Artwork
Burai Fighter (1990 on NES) Cover Artwork by
Arrow Flash (1990 on Genesis) US Cover Artwork by
The Adventures of Rad Gravity (1990 on NES) Art by
Rampage (1988 on NES) Cover Artwork by
Tag Team Wrestling (1988 on PC Booter) Cover Illustration
Commando (1988 on PC Booter) Cover Illustration
8 Eyes (1988 on NES) Cover Artwork by
Bionic Commando (1988 on NES) Cover Artwork by
Gun.Smoke (1988 on NES) Cover Artwork by
Bionic Commando (1988 on Commodore 64) Cover Artwork by
Athena (1987 on NES) Cover Artwork by
Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (1987 on PC Booter) Cover Artwork by
Alpha Mission (1986 on NES) Cover Artwork by

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Frank Cirocco
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