Monday, May 10, 2010

R. I. P. Frank Frazetta

Fantasy & Sci-fi artist Frank Frazetta died today of a stroke at the age of 82. Like most fantasy artists you'd recognize his work from the cover of various books and comic strips-- most notable are probably his renderings of Conan the Barbarian. But Frank was also known for his album covers and movie posters, including posters for "The Gauntlet" (starring Clint Eastwood) and "What's New Pussycat" (Starring Peter Sellers). Whether you knew Frank's name or not, chances are you know his work, and there are several collections available on Amazon as well. Rest in peace Frank-- at least we'll always have Molly Hatchet. (Thanks Stewart for the heads-up)

6 comments:

furiousBall said...

ahh ha! that's who that is. i always thought the Molly Hatchet album covers were totally cool as a kid

Charles Gramlich said...

So sorry to hear of this. What an awesome artist.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Frazetta was amazing. I did a tribute to him as well.

Kathleen said...

I sure remember that Molly Hatchett album cover. Looks like a great artist was lost.

wheels209 said...

Frazetta did several fantasy art card collections back in the late 80's. They would be very hard to find today. Maybe a comic book store on-line might have them. I really enjoy his work. Thanks for the info.

avery said...

It's sad when you go through life seeing and appreciating someone's work and never know who that person was.

He did some great work. I'm just sorry to say I only now know his name.