Artist Ron Frenz was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the ToonSeum at its annual fundraiser on June 5, 2009. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the ToonSeum is a museum whose mission is to celebrate the art of cartooning and to promote a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming, and exhibitions or original cartoon art.
A veteran comic book illustrator and storyboard artist for animation, Mr. Frenz is best known for his work on Ka-Zar, Amazing Spider-Man, The Mighty Thor, Thuderstrike, Superman, Avengers Next and He-Man And The Masters of the Universe. He is also currently drawing The Spectacular Spider-Girl and The Black Knight for Marvel Comics. The award was presented by Tom DeFalco, a former editor in chief of Marvel Comics and a frequent collaborator of Mr. Frenz. DeFalco hailed Frenz as “a brilliant co-plotter, an unparalleled visual choreographer, a terrific artist and an all-around nice guy.”