Frank Frazetta dies at age 82
|3 min read
Recommended Journals
The Trading Post
08.12.18. Now that the Trading Post has been operating for exactly a month, we'll be making some changes in response to some problems that have arisen since it's introductions. Comments can no longer be edited after a certain amount of time, so we ask that you post ONE strudel per comment, so that you can hide the comments after it has been traded off. Posting multiple in the same comment causes confusion if you cannot hide just one strudel in particular. ALSO if your strudel is not on the masterlist, please post to the Can't find your strudel? entry on the StrudelCupboard (https://www.deviantart.com/strudelcupboard) to help us find any missing babies! We're super quick about updating!
Art Trade (OPEN)
Very sorry I wasn't able to respond quickly to the last batch, ATs are open for a short while but I will be moving soon so it might be subject to some delay, for the same reason I might also not be able to do too many trades qq ATs are accepted based on  -How I like your art style (not necessarily skill related)  -How I feel able to draw your character  -Character designs and how they might inspire me  -Will do anything for good friends This following section is important! Please read this section even if you don't read the others! * Please understand that I do not accept every offer. I accept trades based on "how I need you style f
art challenge event [open]
i really really really want to see more ppl experimenting with their art, esp in the wings of fire fandom (i love u all but please. Please. stop copying realtense) so this is what i'm going to do to encourage that. what is the challenge? draw something out of your comfort zone! if you usually draw w lines, try lineless. if you usually use muted colors, try bright ones. if you usually draw standing poses, do an action pose. throw some cubism in there. go buckwild. genuinely just stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone and what is... well, 'fandom popular'; the ability to diversify your style is a strength, not a hindrance. what are the re
Darkmir's avatar
By Darkmir   |   Watch
0 10 187 (1 Today)
Published: May 11, 2010


Undisputed master illustrator of comic books, fantasy and science fiction novels, calendars, countless volumes of published art, numerous serious exhibitions of fine art, professorial master of a dozen mediums, one of the last great artists whose work shaped, defined, and continuously informed the look of fantasy and science fiction in the 20th century...

Frank Frazetta has left us, at the age of 82.

Those who already know of this great man's life work need to hear nothing more to know what a loss the pop culture world has suffered. Those of you who do not know who he is, google his name on the images menu, and then sit back in amazed wonder at the vast body of his work, the glory of his visions, the depth and breadth of his astonishingly original imagination.

Frank Frazetta is most noteworthy for 2 things besides his art. One is the fact that he is one of the great pioneers of 20th century pop fantasy and science fiction illustration. His work created the look of iconic characters and places throughout the world of popular media, many of which survive as archetypes to this day. Second, he laid the groundwork for the careers of many who came after him. Such great talents in their own right as Boris Valejo, The Brothers Hildebrandt, Rowena Morril, Olivia De Berardinis, David Dorman, Ken Kelly, Michael Whelan, and many, many others. I, and most of the illustrators I have either worked with or befriended over the years, must admit to a great influence on my art and my life because of having been a fan and devotee to Mr. Frazetta almost all my life.

He will be remembered. He will be missed.

Recommended Journals
The Trading Post
08.12.18. Now that the Trading Post has been operating for exactly a month, we'll be making some changes in response to some problems that have arisen since it's introductions. Comments can no longer be edited after a certain amount of time, so we ask that you post ONE strudel per comment, so that you can hide the comments after it has been traded off. Posting multiple in the same comment causes confusion if you cannot hide just one strudel in particular. ALSO if your strudel is not on the masterlist, please post to the Can't find your strudel? entry on the StrudelCupboard (https://www.deviantart.com/strudelcupboard) to help us find any missing babies! We're super quick about updating!
Art Trade (OPEN)
Very sorry I wasn't able to respond quickly to the last batch, ATs are open for a short while but I will be moving soon so it might be subject to some delay, for the same reason I might also not be able to do too many trades qq ATs are accepted based on  -How I like your art style (not necessarily skill related)  -How I feel able to draw your character  -Character designs and how they might inspire me  -Will do anything for good friends This following section is important! Please read this section even if you don't read the others! * Please understand that I do not accept every offer. I accept trades based on "how I need you style f
art challenge event [open]
i really really really want to see more ppl experimenting with their art, esp in the wings of fire fandom (i love u all but please. Please. stop copying realtense) so this is what i'm going to do to encourage that. what is the challenge? draw something out of your comfort zone! if you usually draw w lines, try lineless. if you usually use muted colors, try bright ones. if you usually draw standing poses, do an action pose. throw some cubism in there. go buckwild. genuinely just stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone and what is... well, 'fandom popular'; the ability to diversify your style is a strength, not a hindrance. what are the re
Comments10
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Blades-123's avatar
Blades-123Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sad news indeed,one of my favourite artists.
Darkmir's avatar
DarkmirProfessional Digital Artist
Mine too...:|
Hendrick's avatar
Hendrick General Artist
The world is a little less cool today. The only consolation is that with his passing, every fantasy and sci-fi artist in the world moves up one in the lists.
Darkmir's avatar
DarkmirProfessional Digital Artist
Hmm... not sure I agree, but I understand the sentiment.
JesseAcosta's avatar
JesseAcostaProfessional General Artist
I'm still in shock over this, and people that I explain it to dont even understand. BTW, he was 82.
Darkmir's avatar
DarkmirProfessional Digital Artist
Ah... I got incorrect info then. Another 10 years would have been nice. Did you ever get a lead on his last work?
JesseAcosta's avatar
JesseAcostaProfessional General Artist
Not yet. I'm sure others must be asking the same question, I'm sure it will surface soon. I'm also feeling down because they closed his gallery in PA not too long ago. I'm suspecting the family closed it perhaps due to failing health. Perhaps they will reopen it again. I always wanted to visit his gallery and see his work in person.
Darkmir's avatar
DarkmirProfessional Digital Artist
I stood in line in Atlanta in 1985 for 4 hours, to say a dozen words to him and get a book signed.

Time very well spent.
Takirami's avatar
TakiramiHobbyist Digital Artist
Havent heard of him until now, but then again i havent been that much into Fantasy and sci-fi. After googling him i couldn't but acknowlage his talent. Truly a great artist.

Says the 19-year-old amature ^^;
Darkmir's avatar
DarkmirProfessional Digital Artist
I'm 48. I first encountered Frank's art on the covers of Eerie and Creepy Magazines in the late 60's... he's been an influence on my art and my life all that time.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved