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RIP: Frank Frazetta (1928 – 2010)

Sad news, folks….

Art legend Frank Frazetta has passed away. He was well-known to genre fans for his book and magazine renditions of Robert E.Howard’s Conan the Barbarian and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. he also worked on film posters and album covers throughout his amazing career.

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4 Comments on RIP: Frank Frazetta (1928 – 2010)

  1. Dean Stevenson // May 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm //

    Frazetta was an incredible artist.  RIP


    Reason #168 not to have kids.  Spend your lifetime producing incredible art only to have your petty children fight over their inheritance.  Disgusting.

  2. Amazing artist.  Simply the best, in my honest opinion.  He will definitely be missed

  3. Damn. Too bad. Lot of fond and ancient memories illustrated by the man’s work. Millions of years ago (the early 70’s) we were serious nerdy fanboys and Frazetta was king. A paperback with a Frazetta cover was a mandatory purchase, even if it was never read. Back then a friend talked me out of a poster I had for an art class he was taking. I had several and let him take “Apparition”. In his class, they did something where they lifted the inks off the poster and deposited them on a canvas making it look like an actual painting (if you were naive and really, really wanted to believe.) I had a lot of fun over the years trying to pass it off on friends as the real McCoy. Still have it, too, and it still makes me smile…

    Thanks, Frank. You did good.



  4. Artist Gregory Manchess has written a beautiful eulogy on

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