Thursday, July 22, 2010

Frazetta no more

Frank Frazetta died May 10th.  "Frank Frazetta who?", you ask.  Oh my.  If you've seen his artwork - and  you probably have, even those of you who don't read fantastic fiction - you'll remember it. His cover illustrations for the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs and  Robert E. Howard reveal an exciting imagination and a painting style that is just lucious. Really, as in food.  I always thought his women looked like they were made out of mashed potatoes, due to their heft and slight lumpiness.  But it's great to see a gal  who looks like she loves to eat!  All this from a guy who was offered a contract with the New York Giants while he was still in high school.  He could have been in The Show!  That is the show, right?  But no, the call of  technicolor scantily-clad fantasy characters won out.  Isn't that always the way?

Source:  Biography Resource Center

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