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Frank Frazetta: R.I.P.

February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/05/...azetta-passes/

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A true icon.
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RIP. I didnt know there was all this family infighting over his work. Sad.
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R.I.P. Love his artwork!
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Darn, didn't realize he was that old, was hoping to see him at a show someday.

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Enjoyed the works. RIP and thanks.
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Old 05-10-10, 05:18 PM
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Damn man, this sucks. My favorite artist since I was a kid. Why? Well, you guys gotta see the cartoon 'Fire & Ice'

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RIP

I highly recommend the Painting with Fire documentary about his life and work. Very interesting stuff.
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Old 05-10-10, 07:13 PM
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Grew up looking at and emulating covers of Conan. Frazetta definitely influenced me as a high school kid wanting to draw.
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RIP Frank. You are legend.
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Just got back from a presentation with Thomas Fleming, and he was talking how Frank was a major influence on his work.
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RIP. Frank Frazetta and Lena Horne within 24 hours of each other? What a bad day for legends.
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Damn. RIP Frank

I might have to watch "Painting with Fire" tonight. Very nice documentary if you get a chance to watch it.
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Sad news. Loved his Conan art works.
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Sad news. Loved his Conan art works.


Me too


Couldnt resist. For those interested in the doc, get the Fire & Ice DVD, it contains the "Painting with Fire" as a bonus disc and it has commentary and all.

I respect how after his stroke he taught himself to still paint but with his opposite hand. Thats talent.
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Saw the obit in the paper this morning... very sad. I've always admired his work and had a friend growing up that was a Frazetta freak. Back in the early '70s at one of the first San Diego Cons, he wanted to by a doodle (I think it was on a napkin or something) that Frazetta had done. But the asking price was like 40 bucks or something, which, back then was quite a bit of cash! I dunno if my friend ever got a Frazetta piece or not ..

R.I.P. Frank. You were the most awesome of them all.
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I first saw his stuff on the Lancer Conan books in the 70s. What a great artist. And it is a shame what his son is doing.
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His Conan works and the other REH characters were legendary.
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He definitely ranks up there as one of my all time fave artists.

RIP Frank Frazetta.
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I just saw this thread. He did good work.
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Old 05-15-10, 04:01 PM
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I was just thinking about Frank Frazetta's art the other day (5/11) and thought he had died years ago. When i googled it i found out he died the day before. I liked his work on the Buck Rogers covers.
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There is some contention around all those events. Plenty of conflicting reports out there. When Franks wife Ellie passed away last year the problems seem to have started. The reason Frank kept as much of his work as he did is likely due to his wife. Almost as soon as she was gone, one of the paintings was sold (to Kirk Hammett of Metalica for a cool million). Ellie would have vetoed that, and Frank Sr is reported to only have gone along with the sale only to have peace in the house. Who was for the sale and who was against amongst the children I don't know, but I think knowing who was who would shed a lot of light on Frank Jr.s actions.

BTW, his 'partner in crime' in that story is the guy who puts on the Chiller Theater conventions. He was also a good friend of the Frazetta family.
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Old 05-16-10, 10:06 PM
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When I first heard about the break-in I took it at face value. I did a little research and that's when I found out Ellie had passed away earlier last year. That colored the whole story differently because I know how possessive she was towards Franks work. I got the chance to visit the museum about 10 years ago, and along with another artist friend and his wife, we were the only ones there the whole afternoon. Ellie gave us a wonderful guided tour. I left that day with not only a new appreciation of his oil work (which I had never liked as much as his pen and ink stuff) but the clear impression that the museum was her baby. I didn't get the feeling that she was doing it so much for the revenue (I would be surprised if they cleared much more than operating costs each year), as for the pride of seeing the work displayed and appreciated.
I would be surprised if all the kids shared and were motivated by that same pride- when it's evident just how desirable and valuable this work is. When you have an estate worth tens of millions of dollars, and four siblings, it's not all that surprising there are going to be conflicts.

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Old 05-18-10, 11:10 PM
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I did not know he was dead, as a kid that sold comics (I was 12 and it was my 1st business). I met him and his wife. Nice people, I have alots of his work. Not forsale, still sad to see.
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