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R.I.P. Frank Frazetta
« on: May 10, 2010, 03:59:06 PM »
The all-time great artist of the fantastic, Frank Frazetta, died today at 82.  At his peak there was nobody close, and he inspired a huge number of imitators and totally changed the face of fantasy art. 

Not too long ago, Lena and I watched a documentary about the guy, and he'd been unwell for a number of years.  That documentary is worth getting from Netflix, by the way.

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Re: R.I.P. Frank Frazetta
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 04:26:49 PM »
Awww, shoot...  :(
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Re: R.I.P. Frank Frazetta
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 06:32:40 PM »
 :(

That sucks.  I was a huge fan of his back in high school (along with Boris Vallejo and Richard Corben) - he was the master.  I had two friends who could do pencil drawings that mimicked his style to a T; he was a hero for all three of us.

I had no idea there was a movie about him; this I gotta see.

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Re: R.I.P. Frank Frazetta
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 09:08:29 PM »
Wow! That's sad. I remember getting into Frazetta in the '70's with his Conan paperback covers. I then started finding a lot of other art by him. It was such amazing fantasy art. I need to find my Frazetta art book. I haven't looked at it in quite some time. RIP Frank.
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Re: R.I.P. Frank Frazetta
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 08:06:11 AM »
Here's a link to the Frazetta documentary on Netflix:

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Frazetta/70018696
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