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Frank Frazetta RIP

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 04:43 pm
Frank Frazetta (February 9, 1928 " May 10, 2010) was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for work in comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, record-album covers, and other media.

Frazetta died of a stroke on May 10, 2010, in a hospital near his home.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/Conan_the_usurper.jpg
Frazetta's cover artwork for Conan the Usurper
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 04:44 pm
Oh noez!

Slay 'em in heaven, Frank

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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 05:26 pm
@djjd62,
He'll still be drawing for us though wont he ? Wont he ? Tell me he will....
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 05:43 pm
He hasn't been drawing much the last couple of decades, but he did have a way with the human form:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/uploads/frazetta.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 05:58 pm
@Green Witch,
HE suffered a whole bunch of strokes but still did a body of work with his left hand. We visited his museum two summers ago while he still lived in East STroudsburg Pa. His wife died and then the whole family went nuts. His son "Frankie Jr" was arrested for breaking into the museum and stealing millions of dollars of paintings WITH A BACKHOE he busted in. His entire bunch of kids waited until Frazetta was half senile and his wife died, and then the bitching over the paintings started.

I really loved his work, he could paint these kinda fat but sexy chicks in poses with animals and fantasy backsgrounds. He was a real talent.
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 06:16 pm
Fierce! A major influence on my brother and I as illustrators. Better make a phone call. Brother probably hasn't heard.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 06:20 pm
@eoe,
yeah. I am gonna miss this one...

RIP Frank.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w142/emillyorr/not/FrankFrazetta-Sun-Goddess-1970.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 06:58 pm
He was an influence on my brother, also. I loved his work, too.
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 10:47 pm
OH NO!!! I just got home and heard this!! He was such a big influence for me, such an awesome artist. I had the chance to go to his museum while at The Joe Kubert School for Cartoon and Graphic Art, it was a class field trip. It was amazing, all of the paintings were so much larger than I had thought. Frank's wife gave us the tour, Frank himself was not there as he was recovering from a recent stroke.

RIP Frank...I always think of you when I climb my stairs and am faced with a raging Nordic warrior (a print I bought while at the museum)

http://www.gwthomas.org/frank_frazetta_darkkingdom.jpg
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 11:43 pm
I really liked the way women were portrayed...not like a clothes hanger but with flesh. The only bones he painted were the dead...maybe model agency gurus should take note.
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