05.11.2010 10:02 AM

Frank Frazetta, R.I.P.

When we were nerdling teens (and when we became nerdling adults), he was a big deal to us – brawny sword-swinging brutes, buxom princesses, scary creatures roaming the landscape, all rendered with an unforgettable style – and we vainly tried to copy his art.  And it was art.

R.I.P., Frank. (Some of his work can be seen here.)

3 Comments

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Oh noooo . . his stuff was/is SO good!

    His work has so much life, mystery. I don’t like this uber-detailed superhero art that I see now. Frank could really paint. I’ve got a book of his art somewhere.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    He’s one of the very few, maybe the only one — who draws/paints horses *accurately*, and with life, fire, and as someone who must have spent time around horses. Speaking as one who started drawing horses at 6.

    http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/death-dealer-frazetta.jpg

    But not like that.

  3. allegra fortissima says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coj-WuKTY54

    Women, Wizards, Warriors. And it is great Fantasy Art. Art never dies.

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