Monday, May 10, 2010

In Memoriam Frank Frazetta 1928 - 2010

Today marked the passing of a true legendary talent, Frank Frazetta. An illustrator extraordinaire who made an impact on nearly every aspect of media - comics, novels, magazines, movies, television, and fine art. His style was both unmistakable and unforgettable.

One of his first projects of recognition was a series of Buck Rogers covers he did for the later issues of Famous Funnies comics. The Buck Rogers strip reprints began in issues of Famous Funnies beginning with issue #3 until the end of the comic magazine with issue #218 in 1953 (Scarlet's run was from issue #81 to #167). Frazetta's covers are featured on issues #209 - 215 and it is difficult to believe that they were not enough to keep Famous Funnies from being cancelled. See for yourself below and please seek out more of his art. There are many places to do so, and one I strongly suggest is the Golden Age Comic Book Stories blog.

1 comment:

nyrdyv said...

The sheer size and quality of the body of work produced by Frank Frazetta is difficult to fathom.


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