May 5, 2011


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Frank Frazetta. Damn, he was good.

Frank Frazetta

The other day, I noticed a book on my friend Gino’s desk. It jumped out at me and, even though I caught just a glimpse of the cover, I instantly recognized it as a Frazetta. I had to look at it, because that is what his images do to you—they compel you to look at them. Dramatic. Powerful. Complex. I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction in my younger days. That was the primary genre he worked in, and you could always tell a Frazetta book cover illustration because it just stood out from the rest. Not that other illustrators weren’t any good. There were plenty of great ones out there, just none with who grabbed your attention like Frazetta.

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