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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:40 PM

My own small tribute to the memory of Frank Frazetta:

The Lurking Humour

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:42 AM

Al Harron looks at the intersections of Frazetta and REH here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=14380

Lots of similarities (and differences). B)

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:39 AM

With this sad news I have had a great desire to watch my copy of Fire and Ice/Painting with Fire: What should have been a breakout flick for such a great artist and his biography. A superb way, in my opinion, to honor Frank Frazetta, the man who captured my heart and helped release my creativity with his work...

And I couldn't find my dvd!

What a frantic search that began, as there was a chance it might've disappeared mysteriously, but thankfully I found it. So in the coming days I will be watching Fire and Ice, followed by Painting with Fire -- and might top it off with The Whole Wide World in honor of the other man who captured my heart and helped release my creativity with his work.

May my favorite artist and writer share interesting times together in the afterlife...
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:59 AM

The more I think about it, the sadder I get. It's a shame I never got to meet the man. I also have friends in East Stroudsburg, so I really don't have an excuse for never going to the museum.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:03 AM

Jeffrey Shanks, who's seen Mr. Frazetta's work up close, has written a tribute to the Master here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=14742

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:52 AM

Small Washington Post piece about the debt REH Fans owe Mr. Frazetta.

http://www.washingto...0051703706.html
"Their present king is the most renowned warrior among the western nations. He is an outlander, an adventurer who seized the crown by force during a time of civil strife, strangling King Namedides with his own hands, upon the very throne. His name is Conan, and no man can stand before him in battle." ~ Orastes, 'The Hour Of The Dragon'

"Damned degenerates!" ~ Conan 'Xuthal Of The Dusk'

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

Small Washington Post piece about the debt REH Fans owe Mr. Frazetta.

http://www.washingto...0051703706.html



That's by Lee Breakiron. He's a long-time REH fan.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:40 PM

The bottom line is Frank sr owns the paintings.So its up to him to sign a complaint or drop the charges.This is a weird situation.



Frank Sr. may have "owned" his paintings for the last 9 months of his life, but as soon as he set up that LLC (at the urgings of Frank Jr's siblings, from what I hear), he no longer had ANY real control over said paintings. I go over the details here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=8559

BTW, I've heard rumors that Fritz's painting, "Kane and the Golden Sea", has been missing since late 2009 (no, NOT related to Frank Jr's "heist").

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

My own small tribute to the memory of Frank Frazetta:

The Lurking Humour



Very cool. Liked how you had Painbrush greet Frank.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

I read this and thought of Frazetta (and, in Platonic ascent, from Frazetta to visual artists generally):



from 'Vermächtnis'

Den Sinnen hast du dann zu trauen,
Kein Falsches lassen sie dich schauen,
Wenn dein Verstand dich wach erhält.
Mit frischem Blick bemerke freudig
Und wandle, sicher wie geschmeidig,
Durch Auen reichbegabter Welt.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

from 'Legacy':
Next, you must trust your senses: they will show you nothing false if your intelligence keeps you awake. Keep your eyes fresh and open and joyful, and move with sure steps, yet flexibly, through the fields of a world so richly endowed.
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe; trans. David Luke


Edited by guilalah, 21 May 2010 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:58 PM

I took a trip to a Fantasy plus art site I frequent and took a peek at a latest offering (repeated sets of art by various artists) and by the fifth piece I had to scroll down to their Frazetta offering. Why? 'Cause of how static each piece was in the latest offering. A barbarian in full garb standing there with sword in hand, a barbarian and wizard standing there with blue dragon standing in background, a silly looking woman with tattoos and piecings standing there with absurd gun and sword in hand, a scantily clad woman with absurdly sized sword standing there... Standing, standing, standing! Motionless. Just there.

Well, with Frazetta I found what thrills me in Fantasy art -- his art! Tarzan with woman in arm leaping out a window, Tarzan, perhaps, punching a hunter, A soldier cradling a comrade, machinegun blazing, Frankenstein's Monster strangling a man, the mob in full swing behind him, a woman cringling as she eyes a headless human body reaching out, bodiless heads on a shelf behind... Wow! All filled with movement! Frazetta was the master of bringing his paintings to life. Going through them truly set my heart to pounding.

And even in his static pieces -- The Barbarian from Conan the Adventurer for example -- there is a...tenseness to them, as if some movement is about to be unleashed.

Anyway, not saying the more static pieces were bad. Far from it. Some are rather good. But to see so many bunched in a row...

Thank you, Frank, for the thrills.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:26 AM

I took a trip to a Fantasy plus art site I frequent and took a peek at a latest offering (repeated sets of art by various artists) and by the fifth piece I had to scroll down to their Frazetta offering. Why? 'Cause of how static each piece was in the latest offering. A barbarian in full garb standing there with sword in hand, a barbarian and wizard standing there with blue dragon standing in background, a silly looking woman with tattoos and piecings standing there with absurd gun and sword in hand, a scantily clad woman with absurdly sized sword standing there... Standing, standing, standing! Motionless. Just there.

Well, with Frazetta I found what thrills me in Fantasy art -- his art! Tarzan with woman in arm leaping out a window, Tarzan, perhaps, punching a hunter, A soldier cradling a comrade, machinegun blazing, Frankenstein's Monster strangling a man, the mob in full swing behind him, a woman cringling as she eyes a headless human body reaching out, bodiless heads on a shelf behind... Wow! All filled with movement! Frazetta was the master of bringing his paintings to life. Going through them truly set my heart to pounding.


Indeed! Well spoken - you put the finger on something I was having a hard time articulating. The kineticism of his paintings are what makes them standout - that, and that for the most part, they come entirely from his imagination. So many modern fantasy artists use photos and models - the Star Wars artists in particular - you can pretty much sift through production stills and find the exact pose that was used to compose their paintings. Not so with Frazetta. When you see one of his paintings, you are looking into the mind of the man himself.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:45 PM

I took a trip to a Fantasy plus art site I frequent and took a peek at a latest offering (repeated sets of art by various artists) and by the fifth piece I had to scroll down to their Frazetta offering. Why? 'Cause of how static each piece was in the latest offering. A barbarian in full garb standing there with sword in hand, a barbarian and wizard standing there with blue dragon standing in background, a silly looking woman with tattoos and piecings standing there with absurd gun and sword in hand, a scantily clad woman with absurdly sized sword standing there... Standing, standing, standing! Motionless. Just there.

Well, with Frazetta I found what thrills me in Fantasy art -- his art! Tarzan with woman in arm leaping out a window, Tarzan, perhaps, punching a hunter, A soldier cradling a comrade, machinegun blazing, Frankenstein's Monster strangling a man, the mob in full swing behind him, a woman cringling as she eyes a headless human body reaching out, bodiless heads on a shelf behind... Wow! All filled with movement! Frazetta was the master of bringing his paintings to life. Going through them truly set my heart to pounding.

Yes, even in 'The Barbarian' -- a work in which the characters are not moving -- I always felt that Conan was like a coiled spring. You just look at that guy and immediately know he means business and you'd better not get too close.

Indeed! Well spoken - you put the finger on something I was having a hard time articulating. The kineticism of his paintings are what makes them standout - that, and that for the most part, they come entirely from his imagination. So many modern fantasy artists use photos and models - the Star Wars artists in particular - you can pretty much sift through production stills and find the exact pose that was used to compose their paintings. Not so with Frazetta. When you see one of his paintings, you are looking into the mind of the man himself.



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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:55 PM

San Diego Comic-Con news:

Friday - July 23

12:30-1:30 Remembering Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson? The late legendary artists Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson will be remembered by their friends and colleagues during this memorial panel. A giant of comics and book illustration, Frank Frazetta was a major influence on countless comic artists. From his early work at Magazine Enterprises and EC Comics to his Warren Publications and Conan paperback covers, Frazetta?s art was monumental in scope, design, and execution. He passed away on May 10. Al Williamson was an artists? artist, with a clean, elegant style. He?s most famous for his work with EC Comics and in the syndicated comic strip world, with Secret Agent Corrigan and Star Wars. He passed away on June 12. Moderator Arnie Fenner (co-author/editor of the Frazetta books Icon, Legacy, and Testament, and director of Spectrum Fantastic Art) talks to writer/artist Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, writer of Prince Valiant), artist/illustrator William Stout (Dinosaur Discoveries, Prehistoric Life Murals), and publisher J. David Spurlock, whose Vanguard Productions recently launched a number of Frazetta books, including a complete reprinting of Johnny Comet, the artist?s syndicated daily comic strip from the mid-1950s. Room 3
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

A fine Tribute...
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:15 PM

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but another Conan painting sold at SDCC for $1,500,000. It's "The Destroyer," the reworked version of the cover to Conan the Buccaneer.


http://movies.yahoo....nting-sold.html
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:47 PM

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but another Conan painting sold at SDCC for $1,500,000. It's "The Destroyer," the reworked version of the cover to Conan the Buccaneer.


http://movies.yahoo....nting-sold.html


Good to have a mention here in Frank's topic.


There's a topic in the Illustrated Conan forum -

www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=8291
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:34 PM

Please, is anyone know the name of the publisher and title of this book (and year of publishing)!
Thanks in advance for your answers!

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All I know is this Frazetta sketch is dated 1983.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:53 PM

I believe that's from the Wandering Star edition of "The Ultimate Triumph", put out a few years ago. Lots of nice Frazetta illustrations in that one.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:59 PM

I believe that's from the Wandering Star edition of "The Ultimate Triumph", put out a few years ago. Lots of nice Frazetta illustrations in that one.

Brian


Thank you very much Brian! I forgot to mention that I am referring to one on the left page. Is that sketch maybe appears in "Frank Frazetta: Rough Work"?





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