RIP Frank Frazetta

[tweetmeme source="erotixx" only_single=false] frank_frazetta_1Illustrator Frank Frazetta, who was best known for his fantasy and science-fiction drawings, has passed away. He was 92.

Frazetta was famous for his works on paperback covers, movie posters and other commercial works, including those of the Conan the Barbarian series. The character became a cult favourite and later inspired a series of movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was also known for his illustrations of Edgar Rice Burroughs characters such as Tarzan and John Carter of Mars and not to forget Vampirella..

His style, which depicted muscular warriors and scantily-clad women often locked in combat with deadly beasts, became touchstones of fantasy and science fiction. I have so fond memories of this, getting semiclad amazon woman and art in one go as a kid was great. Sorry to see you go Frank…

About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on May 10, 2010, in Comics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. To be honest, I never knew his name, but I’ve certainly seen his art! What a loss! I did a Google search and found all sorts of amazing stuff, including this video slide show (I hope this works):

  2. Wow! It worked! 😀

  3. He did several well-known album covers, too.

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