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Monday, May 10, 2010
Frank frazetta dies
One of my favorite artist, Frank Frazetta, died from a stroke today. He was 82. Of course he was well-known for a lot of his fantasy paintings (including the one of Conan shown here), but less well-known is that he started out as a comic artist contributing to such strips as Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and even Li’l Abner.
I guess I don't have much to say about him; I never met him, never did a school paper on him or read or collected his books. But, as a nerd, I certainly enjoyed his unabashed art.
Abrasive, audacious, brutal and free: THAT'S how you paint.
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That's really sad, I have a couple of his books and a lot of early HM mag's and he had a real arty bent which a lot of these sci-fi/commercial artists don't. His use of oils in particular was superb, I'm about to sell my record collection and was thinking of putting two of my Nazareth albums on the wall, his is one of them, the other is Rodney Mathews!ReplyDelete