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Artist Frank Frazetta Dies at 82

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Richland123, May 10, 2010.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    If there is a Valhalla, Frank will be going there.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Great artist, but he sure raised some unrealistic expectations among young boys about women's bodies!:D
     
  4. ausf

    ausf

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Wow. I haven't heard that name in years.
     
  5. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Tonight, Frazetta dines with Crom.

    RIP.
     
  6. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    You are seriously dating yourself my friend... ;) but I feel ya.. I really really feel ya..
     
  7. I used to love Molly Hatchett...not so much these days..
    I still like the album art.
     
  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Amen, or whatever is the Norse equivalent.
     
  9. RED5

    RED5

    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    He was a neighbor of mine back in the 60's-70's Nice guy,ground breaking artist. Hooked back up with him through Berni Wrightson later. Miss you Frank.
     
  10. RED5

    RED5

    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    "The Death Dealer" If memory serves....
     
  11. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Respect and admiration for eternity to a man of pioneering influence.
     
  12. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    Bernie Wrightson, there's a name I haven't heard of in a while...! being an illustrator it made me sit back and think of all the things one can leave behind in an artistic legacy....it also reminded me of the long mountain I have still to climb before I could be somewhere near the same rarified air as Mr. Franzetta. You will be missed, Frank!
     
  13. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I never heard of Molly Hatchet when I saw the "Flirtin' With Disaster" album in record stores for the first time back in 1979. The cover artwork was the only reason why I gave it a listening and decided to buy it since I liked what I heard. Still have that LP in perfect condition. R.I.P. Mr. Frazetta.

    flirtin-with-disaster.
     
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    As a comic collector, Frazetta is iconic to me. He's the top dog in fantasy art and illustration.

    Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Mike Kaluta, Joe Kubert were all influenced by Frazetta.

    A sad day. Frank was great. RIP.
     
  15. Frazetta is so influential, it's not even funny. This man, at the top of his art, delivered this:

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    And all anyone who sees it has to say is "WOW!"

    How is this not as important for Americana as Warhol's Campbell Soup Cans?

    Barely a word in the media.
     
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    fixed. frazetta invented a genre of art, imo, not to mention pretty much helped shape what comics are. there's not a single comicbook artist who hasn't been directly influenced by him.
     
  17. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    +1

    ...although in truth there are plenty of women's bodies that would fulfill any Frazetta fan's expectations. I'm always amused by guys who see pics of female bodybuilders and say "Gack! She looks like a man! That's horrible!" Yeah right dude, and you didn't jerk off to Heavy Metal magazine either, sure.
     
  18. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
  19. smallbutmighty

    smallbutmighty

    Oct 1, 2007
    Seattle
    Warmoth - Marketing Director
    The sense of motion Frazetta was able to capture, even in his still poses, was surpassed only by the honest sexuality of his feminine figures. No artist has ever made "junk-in-the-trunk" look so damn sexy.
     
  20. Classic Frazetta.

    RIP, Sir.
     

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