Yesterday the world lost an artistic deity. His name was Frank Frazetta (godfather to fantasy adventure art) and if you don’t know who this man was you should leave the hall.
His work has been featured in comic strips, paper-back books, album covers, posters, inspired a few movies, as well as defined the genre. Some of Frank’s more recognizable pieces depicted the muscle-bound Cimmerian of story and screen, Conan “The Barbarian”, while celebrating the beauty of women simultaneously.
Death Dealer III
Fire And Ice
Kane on the Golden Sea
Tales From The Crypt
Back in 2003, a documentary was made about the life of Frank Frazetta. Throughout the film Frank talks about his early years as an artist, his rise to godhood, and everything in between.
Sadly, Frank died of a stroke in a hospital by his home in Florida yesterday. He will live on forever in the countless works he has given us, and will continue to inspire artists to strive for epicness. All hail Frank Frazetta!