The name Frank Frazetta may not immediately jump out at you, but there’s a very good chance that over the duration of your years on this planet, you’ve probably seen something that was born from his mind. Frazetta was an artist who was responsible for countless comics, posters, music albums, and some of the most popular book cover art ever created.
On Monday, Mr. Frazetta passed away at the age of 82 in Florida. The artist died after complications arose from a stroke he had suffered.
Of the many things that he did, it was the world of fantasy and science fiction where he truly made his mark. Though he began in with comic strips like Buck Rogers and Li’l Abner, he was responsible for some of the fantastic paintings used for many different books such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works John Carter of Mars and Tarzan. Carter, as you know, has been in the news often lately due to the movie version currently on the way.
Along with John Carter, Frazetta created wonderful pieces of art for works involving highly-recognized characters such as Conan, Vampirella, King Kong, and Wolfman among many, many others. And that was just the start. Within the other areas that he left his mark on, Frazetta created artwork for movies like Hotel Paradiso, Yours, Mine and Ours, What’s New Pussycat?, and 1983’s Fire and Ice, which he also produced.
He even created artwork for some bands, including a few of Molly Hatchet’s albums, Nazareth, and most recently, Wolfmother.
Frank Frazetta 1928 — 2010
[Source: NY Times]