Over the last three decades, he’s been unearthing and reconstructing dinosaurs for museums around the world. In 2011, he became an overnight celebrity in the rarified world of paleontology when he discovered the first feathered dinosaur ever found in the western hemisphere. Much like the dinosaur that first captured his imagination on that comic book cover at the corner store, Frank unearthed “Woody” right behind the local grocery store in Drumheller. Proving that his significant discovery was more than just a fluke, Frank found another feathered dino nicknamed “Andy” and was published in the prestigious journal Science the following year.“I still have that childhood passion for learning about these amazing creatures that drives me to search for them so I can share their stories with the world,” Frank says. “In many ways, I’m still that kid that had to scrounge up 69 cents to buy “The How And Why Wonder Book of Dinosaurs” but now, I’m lucky enough to dig up the remains of the real thing.” In 1998, Frank built a sauropod model for the Chicago Field Museum. It was 40 feet tall and 100 feet long. Now he’s about to embark on another first in the field of paleontology and the biggest challenge of his career: to build a full-size skeleton of the largest animal that ever lived.