RIP Frank Frazetta

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RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Gambit37 » 11-May-10 11:13

The Master of Fantasy Art has passed. :(
"He's going to be remembered as the most renowned fantasy illustrator of the 20th century,"
Absolutely! Other than Tolkien, I don't think there's anyone who has had such a profound impact on the world of fantasy. Probably all modern fantasy artists owe a debt to him in some way. Our little obsession would not be where it is without him. Rest in Peace. Crikey, I'm actually tearful :(

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... 0969.story

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Zyx » 11-May-10 22:20

Oh, sad. I appreciate a lot his art, in particular, obviously, during childhood.

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by cowsmanaut » 15-May-10 06:20

He certainly had an interesting design style. However when I first encountered his work I wasn't sure he was still alive since it was already old at that time. Seeing this news a while back made me wonder what he was doing with his art all this time. I saw a lot of his old work displayed in magazines even long articles dedicated to his work and yet never any mention of new works.

Either way, he was a big influence on many who have influenced me! So I'm greatful for his contribution to fantasy art and inspiring millions all the same!

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Sir Handsome » 6-Sep-10 20:12

he had a stroke at some point, I dont think he did much after that. i met his wife at his little private museum in pennslvania in 2003 while on a school trip, he was there unfortunately.

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Gambit37 » 6-Sep-10 21:04

He was there unfortunately? What do you mean by that?

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Ameena » 6-Sep-10 22:17

Maybe because he was in a bad way after the stroke and it wasn't pleasant to see him in that state? Just guessing here, based on what was said - I'd never heard of the bloke myself ;).
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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Sir Handsome » 6-Sep-10 22:39

oops, typo, i meant he wasn't there unfortunately. I would have liked to meet him.

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Gambit37 » 6-Sep-10 23:31

Right, OK, I wondered what you meant. @Ameena: I'm really surprised that you've not heard of Frazetta, pretty much anyone I know who's into fantasy has heard of him, he's an iconic artist.

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Re: RIP Frank Frazetta

Post by Ameena » 7-Sep-10 07:58

I might have seen some of his pictures but not known it was him - if I see a pic I like, I usually just go "Ooooh, that's cool", rather than immediately rushing to find out who the artist is ;).
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