My name is Frankie Colmane. I moved to Los Angeles from Paris, France many years ago.

I found a home away from home.

The Smiling Spider is a charcoal print from 19th century French artist Odilon Redon. I used to fear spiders and hate them. Until I realized they are a great symbol for our irrational fears. Most spiders that park themselves in our houses at night are not dangerous. The truth is they’re more scared of us than we’re of them. So The Smiling Spider is the image of fear smiling back at us.

As an artist I’m interested in looking at the issues which expose our irrational fears.

2010 UDPATE:

You can read my non-fiction articles on:

http://www.alternet.org/authors/frankie-colmane

2012 UDPATE:

Working on a documentary.

2013 UPDATE:

Had to move back to France due to a family emergency.

Goodbye LA, I love you.

9 Responses to “About the Blogger”

  1. Marc Says:

    I’m looking for the blogger who goes by the name frankiely regarding Cubby.

  2. mark ferem Says:

    from la with luv…hey the Oviatt Bldg. in downtown is something you might want to experience it’s free this Sunday 4.6.08 and they’re celebrating the Roaring Twenties. google Club Cicada and step back in time.

    Enjoyed your piece on “HANK” have you been to King Eddie’s Bar? Thanks for your words, spirit and sounds Frankiely.

    chin chin
    Mark

  3. silentladyk Says:

    hello i just wanted to say that i love your blog. it’s so vivid and it caputures attention. i love your writing.

  4. Nancy Says:

    thank you for your very thoughtful post on Alternet (2/1/2010) about what we can personally do about climate change, but also pointing out that corporations and governments are more responsible for dealing with this issue.


  5. Heya i got to your site by mistake when i was searching bing for something off topic here but i do have say your site is really helpful, like the theme and the content on here…so thanks for me procrastinating from my previous task, lol

  6. Sprinturf Says:

    Great work! keep the posts coming… i’ll keep reading them. Thanks

  7. Luigi Fulker Says:

    Heyy, Found your blog on Bing and I will definatley be recommending and coming back to the site! =)

  8. Joseph Rye Says:

    Cubby Selby Junior, Wow, you remember you kindly got him to dedicate the inside jacket of his book ‘The Demon’ for me. We worked very hard on that early end of the tunnel…I woke up down in Auckland, near to the bottom of the earth, at the end of my bed, and thought of you remaining French writer under all that neon, and still locating trees. I am forty now Frankie, a grown man and everything….eeedx@hotmail.com…Write me, I am your old, not so English friend…..x

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