Frank Frazetta was awesome (1928 – 2010)

May 10th, 2010 // 61 Comments

As a comic geek who grew up in the Poconos, there’s no way I could let the passing of Frank Frazetta go without a mention. The legendary artist died of a stroke this morning at 82, according to CBR:

A New York City native whose career began in the comic book field at the end of the Golden Age, Frazetta was best known for his fantasy illustrations. From his character and genre-defining run of cover images depicting sword-and-sorcery hero Conan The Barbarian to his own haunting Death Dealer painting and character, the artist found immense popularity across a wide spectrum of fans. From fantasy buffs to heavy metal bands and from comic collector’s to western enthusiasts, Frazetta’s paintings not only inspired many imitators and followers but also made him incredibly popular and comparatively wealthy for a creator in the field of genre art.

He also painted smoking hot warrior women which reinforced this blogger’s life-long obsession with the female breast.

Rest in Peace, Frank.

Photos: Frank Frazetta

  1. IKE

    RIP Frank.

    Hey guys that are commenting, where are you when they’re posting pix of Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks, or even more recently, Elisha Cuthbert?
    I think the girls in Frazetta’s work look great, but by A LOT of the guys standards that post on here, they would be “FAT!”

    If you love curves, then love curves…. Don’t be afraid to admit it.

  2. Deacon Jones

    You’re right, one of his many imposters did. But go fuck yourself anyways ;-)

  3. jane

    Recently I found a hot club — T a l l h u b . co m — just for tall girls and guys to find their romance. Come on, tall singles. Don’t miss your love!!!!

  4. Thulsa Doom

    aww, did the little Frazetta pontificating know-it-all lose his street cred on Superfish? don’t feel bad, little dipshit, everything will be ok (pats dipshit on back)

    ” ;-) ” indeed…

  5. devilsrain

    Cant actually believe you ran this story. I have a little respect for you now. (but still not that much)

    Frazetta will always be one of the greatest fantasy artists. RIP

  6. This is what women looked like 15,000 years ago. It’s not “in” today.

  7. Jimbo

    Molly Hatchet – Flirting With Disaster album cover.

  8. your mom

    You are either from the Poconos, or you are from NYC. You can’t be both. So…which is it?

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  10. Thanks very much for sharing.

  11. Kris

    I’ve read the Superficial for a long time and love the witty writing as well as the occasional serious post like this one. It’s a great selection of Frazetta’s work. So, I never post…but i feel i need ot come out of the closet as anohter Poconos person here.

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