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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

R.I.P. Frank Frazetta - Conan the Barbarian Artist

Very sad to hear of the passing of legendary Conan the Barbarian Artist Frank Frazetta (1928 - 2010) today. Comics Beat has the news.


While his name not be familar to some, I dare say many would recognise his art. Well known for his own art, which included many famous movie posters, Frazetta is beloved to comic fans for his iconic work on everyone's favourite Barbarian (with apologies to Hagar, Thundarr and their kin).


In recent years it's been sad to see his legacy threatened by in-fighting amongst his children over his estate. In the light of Frank's passing, I hope they can finally put that behind them so that his work can be treasured for the gift that it was.


Farewell Frank, and thank you.


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7 comments:

chopa said...

Illustration's lost a legend.

Saranga said...

aww that's sad news. that picture you've posted is lovely. fierce.

chrismandesign said...

yep it’s so sad... i think i didn’t hav the pleasure to know bout his work, but i can see he was a true old school fantasy artist like Boris Vallejo... anyway, his legacy will survive him...

fishmilkshake said...

I'm sad now...

Prowl26 said...

i think the saddest bit is the fighting that his, likely, talentless kids are having over HIS legacy.

I remember when Warren Buffet said that he would only leave his kids like a million apiece and they started complaining and talking of suing and such.

Doug Hazlewood said...

A giant has left us. I used to buy paperbacks with his covers just for the art...never read them. He certainly inspired a lot of other artists and imitators.

TotalToyz said...

I remember the days when I had his "Spider Man" poster on my dorm wall. Rest in peace, Mr. Frazetta.

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