Artist Frank Frazetta Passes Away at 82

We are sad to report that legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta passed away this afternoon after being rushed to the hospital following a stroke.  He was 82 years old.

Frazetta gained many fans over his long career, starting with work on daily comic strips such as “Flash Gordon” and “Buck Rogers” and branching out into comic books in the ’50s.  He gained popularity for his cover paintings for books and magazines featuring pulp heroes like Conan the Barbarian, and went on to illustrate covers for many popular heavy metal albums.  He is survived by his four children.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Frazetta family today.

Frank Frazetta’s official website is currently being redesigned.  In the meantime, you can read more about his life and work in his Wikipedia entry.

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 16:31 by Kara Dennison · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-05-11 at 12:13
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    FF was the man. Though he has many imitators none could never measure up to his attention to anatomic detail, his dynamism and his imagination. (To hear his name uttered in the same breath as Julie Bell and Boris V makes me twitch).

    I still have two pictures cut from my Dad's 1979 Frazetta calendar. That calendar along with the Tolkien Bestiary were my early artistic inspirations (plus, his girls may have shaped my tastes a bit during early adolescence. ).

    Shame about Fire and Ice, though…

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