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100 Illustrators that all Illustrators should know: #59

Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)

Country: USA

Famous for: Conan the Barbarian, John Carter of Mars, Tarzan, Sword and Sorcery, Fantasy and Science-Fiction illustration, Comics, Paperback Novel covers, LP covers

Influenced: William Stout, Dave Stevens, Jeff Jones, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, Capcom, Nintendo, John Buscema, Mark Schultz, Ken Kelly, Boris Vallejo, Justin Sweet, Brad Rigney, Richard Corben, Mike Mignola, Roy Krenkel, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson, Shane Glines, John Kricfalusi, Arthur Suydam, Paul Bonner, Simon Bisley, Claire Wendling, Bruce Timm, Frank Miller, Frank Cho, Adam Hughes, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Rodriguez, Guillermo Del Toro, Alan Lee, John Howe, the Hildebrandt Brothers, Joe Jusko, Marc Silvestri, Michael Whelan, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Comic art (and the genres themselves) as a whole, Illustration as a whole

Influenced by: Howard Pyle, Gustave Doré, Franklin Booth, Willy Pogany, Zedenek Burian, Wally Wood, Roy Krenkel, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson, J. Allen St. John, Norman Lindsey, Heinrich Kley, N.C. Wyeth, Hal Foster, Frederic Remington

Born Frazzetta (he would later remove one ‘Z’) in 1928 in Brooklyn, Frank Frazetta was a renowned American illustrator of Science Fiction, Fantasy and comics. Encouraged in his art-making from an early age by his grandmother, Frank was what many may consider a child prodigy, and attended the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts at the young age of 8; a place Frazetta says he learned more from his friends there as opposed to his professor, Michel Falanga. Frazetta broke into the comics industry at age 16, inking interior pages of humor and gag comics in the mid and early 40s, later working in genres such as western, fantasy, mystery and horror. By the early 1950s, Frank started working for EC comics, among other publications, often collaborating with friends and mentors such as Roy Krenkel and Al Williamson. In 1964, Frazetta would create one of his breakout illustrations; a caricature of Beatles member, Ringo Starr for an ad in Mad Magazine. This illustration caught the eye of United Artists, and was approached for several movie posters during this time. However, his most iconic paintings were done for another big market of the time; Paperback novel covers. In the 60s, 70s and 80s, Frazetta painted a slew of masterpiece covers for stories such as Conan the Barbarian, John Carter of Mars and Tarzan, the likes of which revitalized the entire fantasy genre of illustration and storytelling. During this time, he’d also contribute to Warren’s publications such as Eerie, Creepy, Blazing Combat and Vampirella. Some of his iconic pieces, The Death Dealer, Dark Kingdom, and The Brain were repurposed for album covers in the late 70s for bands such as Molly Hatchet and Nazareth. In the early 80s, Frazetta also collaborated with experimental and underground animator Ralph Bakshi for an animated feature called Fire and Ice. Frazetta was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995, the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999, The Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1998, and was named Spectrum Fantastic Art’s first Grand Master in 1995.

Besides Rockwell, Frazetta is among the most prolific and iconic illustrators to ever live and is perhaps the most widely cited specific artist influence in the entire illustration and comic industry. He reinvented the entire fantasy art scene and became an inspiration for newcomers to break into the field and has left an unmistakable mark on pop culture as a whole as a result, influencing properties such as Star Wars to the Legend of Zelda and everything in between. Frazetta passed away at the age of 82 at his home in Florida and his works have been since purchased by collectors or reside in the Frazetta Museum in East Stroudsburg, PA, of which I highly recommend a visit. 

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!

I’m sorry for all the inactivity, but I knew I needed to at least keep up the “stupid valentines” tradition! I love and miss you all! 
Hopefully my life will get back on track soon so I can get back to screencapping regularly… D:

BONUS: (because I know there are some Brice lovers out there…)

(made with photoshop/powerpoint)

Call the “bae” and tell her you wanna listen to good music and “chill”, then play this ;). Thank me by following me on IG and Twitter @IamDjKnockOut

Tracklist:
Bryson Tiller - Let Em’ Know
Childish Major - Childish Ft. Curtis Williams
Roy Wood$ - I Got
Jon Schuyler Ft. Ray Will - Interstates
Tink - Million
SPZRKT & Sango - The Motive
Jacquees - Think About It
PartyNextDoor - Let’s Get Married
Lil $teez - Ride
The Weeknd - Might Not
Mick Jenkins - Fresh Water (Whoarei - Knxwledge Remix)
Drake Ft. Tinashe - On A Wave
Damu - Moonshine
Mike Ferina - Tell Me
Kehlani - The Way Ft Chance The Rapper
Travis Scott - Maria I’m Drunk Ft. Justin Bieber & Young Thug
Tory Lanez - Say It

Made with SoundCloud

I like the Alignment Chart. It’s perfect in its imperfection. I decided to do a little project; a series of collages with each alignment as the theme. Here’s Lawful Good.

And now, my attempt to label each of these characters. None of these characters belong to me, and most of them are not public domain. All rights reserved and whatnot.

FROM THE TOP: And from left to right:

[Angemon | Digimon.] [IRA GAMAGORI | Kill la Kill] [Albus Dumbledore | Harry Potter]

[Chun Li | Street Fighter] [Issho/Fujitora | One Piece] [King Arthur | British Folklore] [Saint Jiub, Eradicator of the Cliffracers | The Elder Scrolls] [General Tullius | The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim]

[Commissioner Gordon | Batman] [Uther the Lightbringer | Warcraft series] [Yoda | Star Wars] [Sgt. Mike Cosgrove | Freakazoid!] [Col. Roy Campbell | Metal Gear Solid]

[Vash the Stampede | Trigun] [Tyrael | Diablo] [The Lone Ranger | The Lone Ranger] [Insp. Akane Tsunemori | Psycho-Pass]

[BANG SHISHIGAMI | BlazBlue] [Robocop | Robocop] [Ky Kiske | Guilty Gear]

[Spock | Star Trek] [Cecil Harvey | Final Fantasy IV] [Optimus Prime | Transformers] [Marth | Fire Emblem]

[Jonathan Joestar | Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood] [Kenshiro | Fist of the North Star] [Phoenix Wright | Ace Attorney]

[Jet Black | Cowboy Bebop] [The Azorius Senate | Magic the Gathering] [Sky High | Tiger & Bunny] [Batman | Batman] [Simon Belmont | Castlevania]

[Superman | Superman]

If there’s someone that isn’t on here that you think should be, or if someone on here shouldn’t be on here, then feel free to let me know. Please. I’m lonely.

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LAST CHANCE! America Is Hard to See, the celebrated inaugural exhibition drawn entirely from the collection, closes Sunday. Buy your tickets in advance to skip the general admission line when you arrive.