"...the main purpose of criticism...is not to make its readers agree, nice as that is, but to make them, by whatever orthodox or unorthodox method, think." - John Simon

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." - George Orwell

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

One of THE best illustrators ever died recently and the tributes are pouring in. The best of the bunch (so far) comes from the Los Angeles Times and features the likes of John Milius, Guillermo del Toro and Neal Adams paying their respects along with some great samples of Frazetta's artwork.

Also see:

The New York Times

The Beat

The Unofficial Fantasy Art Gallery (loads of great stuff, here!)

More from the L.A. Times

And here's his iconic artwork for the Mad Max poster. Awesome!


  1. I had no idea FF did the Mad Max poster.

  2. Me neither! But it certainly explains why it looks so cool and is instantly memorable.

  3. I had no idea, either. A great poster for a great film.

    And that LAT obit is good, too.

  4. Mark Salisbury:

    Yeah, out of ones that are out there, the LAT is excellent with some great quotes from filmmakers and comic book artists alike.

  5. The man was a fantastic illustrator. He will be missed. Thanks for this, J.D.

  6. You are more than welcome, my friend. Fortunately, Frazetta leaves behind a considerable legacy.