Links to the art, music, and films of the artist, Frank Joseph Zirbel, are assembled below. Reach him by email at:

 Mental Insect Discography: MENTAL INSECT'S three published CDs on the Pteranodon Ltd. Editions label are below. The CDs are available through and Just put the titles in the appropriate search boxes.

"SKULL TRACKS; SIN, WHITE MAN, SEX AND THE DEVIL TRILOGY - PART 1" (1991) The five tracks on this EP are: "Starting From Zero" / "Wall of Tears" / "She-Wolf" / "Post Industrial Sex" / "Eileen's Song"

"TWO-HEADED FLY" (1995) Ten tracks on this 2-EP set (one disc) are: "Tough Times" / "3 Blind Mice" / "John Brim" / "Tough Times (slide)" / "Her Kiss of Hate" / "Gossip and Lies" / "The Idiot" /  "Clouds of Flies" / "Vincent Price Is Not The Only Fly (Parts 2 & 3)" / "Burnin' Hell (live)"

"LIVE AT THE BIG HORSE LOUNGE" (2000) The four tracks on this EP are: "Street Attack" / "Exit 99" / "Starting From Zero" / "The Idiot" (In addition to being available on, this CD can also be purchased at

(Mental Insect's legendary guest musicians on "Skull Tracks..." include: Johnny Frigo - violin, Carey Bell - harmonica, Sunnyland Slim- piano, Howard Levy - piano & harmonica, Bobby Lewis - trumpet, Jeffrey Vanston - synthesizer)

(MI's legendary guest musicians on "Two-Headed Fly" include: John Brim - blues composer/musician, Johnny Frigo - violin, John Duich - guitar)

SHOCK PRODUCTIONS--SHOCK ART Works from my "Influencing Artist" Series: drawings, etchings, paintings.  Seven of my drawings/prints appear within this landmark blog novel, AMERICAN FEVER. The story is about love and pestilence in contemporary New York City. This is a very topical narrative for a world devoured by the H1N1 flu epidemic. The author is Peter Christian Hall,  film director/journalist.

PSYCHO UNITY  is a line drawing comic/cartoon character of mine invented in the mid 1980s in New York's East Village. Frames featuring PSYCHO were first published during this same time period in the Houston, Texas free weekly arts/politics newspaper, PUBLIC NEWS. PSYCHO continued to be published through the rest of the decade. There is a copy of the first book of PSYCHO drawings, PSYCHO UNITY'S FIRST HANDBOOK OF HEAD INJURY, in New York's Franklin Furnace museum, now part of the Museum of Modern Art's artist book collection. The second Psycho Unity collection is titled, PSYCHO UNITY GAGGED IN THE PURITAN STATE. This link takes you to my nephew  Glen Gillingham's "Null" (skateboard zine) where he is publishing the best PSYCHO frames titled, TOXIC SALIVA (PSYCHO UNITY'S GREATEST FITS). Glen has been a fan of PSYCHO UNITY since childhood. So I find this quite appropriate. In June 1993, Dave Thompson, in the rock magazine ALTERNATIVE PRESS reviewed  Psycho Unity books in a column titled, "Ill Literature": "Wacky wacky...political cartoons...crude scribblings...dominated by a sassy dinosaur....the art is good, and if we should ever have a late - 1980's revival, Zirbel will surely become a cult hero of sorts."

Frank Joseph Zirbel Youtube Film Channel  Features short films and music videos created by Zirbel including his first 16mm film, THE HIDDEN GOODS; the documentary, DUCK EGGS AND THE MINIATURE ROOSTER; bohemia's music film/video, ALL THE WAY; the Mental Insect music videos, TOUGH TIMES and LOVE TURNS TO STONE; and the found footage narrative films SHE-WOLF and POST INDUSTRIAL SEX with Mental Insect soundtracks.

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