Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RIP Frank Frazetta


































I had a poster of the sea monster and scuba diving man on my bedroom wall when I was a child, been a fan of Frazetta a very long time. His monsters always had that extra level of believability from his complete mastery of the human figure. A post on his art here has been long overdue and I regret that it comes under these circumstances. I did some digging and present to you some of my favorite and monster infested Frazetta paintings. They're still as inspiring as the first time I saw them while flipping through my father's collection of Heavy Metal magazines.

5 comments:

Jonathan Canady said...

Nice one Aeron. In my world Frazetta was THE MAN when it came to fantastic illustration. RIP.

Steve said...

I picked up a poster of that third one from the bottom at a college bookstore several years back. I wish I'd bought more. And we had some of those Creepy and Eerie magazines when I was a kid. Wish I'd hung on to them but I guess I took that sort of stuff for granted back then. I'm embarassed that I actually liked Boris Vallejo more back then before I began to recognize that Frazetta was the true painter.

Wes said...

A pencil copy of his cover art for the Nazareth "Expect No Mercy" album (first used on a Creepy cover?) was the first drawing I ever remember doing. There was already a fight for ownership of his original paintings... I'm curious how that will play out. I imagine they'll finally end up in the hands of people who shouldn't have them.

dlhenderson said...

I first saw Frazetta's work when the first issue of Creepy came out (I was around 11 or 12). I had been drawing quite a bit by that time. When I saw his ink work for The Werewolf in that issue I was blown away. I never became a Frazetta clone, but he certainly inspired me at that early age. Thanks for the images.
Dan
http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall/

Zagnut said...

One of the best posts on the internet. Frank was a master in his own world.