Monday, May 10, 2010

A Legend Falls....

For those that haven't heard, legendary (and I mean LEGENDARY) fantasy painter Frank Frazetta passed away after suffering a stroke while in hospital earlier today. He was always one of my favorite artists as a kid. I grew up reading back issues of "Conan the Barbarian" magazine. You know, the old over-sized black and white mag?! His art was both vibrant and dark, dynamic yet subtle. He worked his magic on Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane, Spider-man and Vampirella in many of the old school comic magazines published throughout the '70s and early '80s . His art brought to life stories of ancient gods and human heroes. Adventures that seemed all the more real because of his art. Mr. Frazetta was an artist, one of only a few that I would say is truly worthy of the title. You will be missed, sir.

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