Monday, May 10, 2010
FRANK FRAZETTA (Feb. 9, 1928 - May 10, 2010)
The greatest modern fantasy artist of them all, FRANK FRAZETTA passed on today after suffering a stroke. Icon, Legend, Testament, all names of the titles of books that depicted his art, only begin to describe the almost indescribable influence that he had on the field of fantasy, science fiction, advertising, comic book, and many other forms of artwork and illustration.
Frank Frazetta was my hero. He drew and painted men that were masculine and brave and women that were beautifully dangerous and dangerously beautiful. My print of "Golden Girl", purchased many years ago with money that I could not afford to spend, signed by his own hand, will take on a deeper and more hallowed meaning from this point forward.
Rest In Peace now forever, with Ellie, the greatest treasure of your life here on earth.