Frank Frazetta passes away at 82

Frank Frazetta, pioneering fantasy painter, cartoonist and illustrator, has passed away at the age of 82.

He was famous for creating the iconic looks of Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and other heroic archetypes. His artwork has graced the covers of rock albums and books, movie posters, magazines and so much more.

Entire generations of fantasy artists have been influenced by his work. There will never be another Frank Frazetta.

3 comments on “Frank Frazetta passes away at 82”

  1. DM Hue

    His art was truly an inspiration to me as a young gamer.

  2. Christopher Letzelter

    I always preferred Frazetta’s looser, more spontaneous style to Boris Vallejo’s. Frank’s technique gives his paintings a dynamic quality that complemented his action scenes, especially.
    He was a tremendous influence on so many of today’s fantasy artists; one of my favorites, Jeffrey Jones, paints with a Frazetta-like quality.
    He will be missed, but he truly left a lasting impression on the world, and that is one of the greatest achievements we can aspire to.
    Farewell, Frank!

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