“Paperback publishers have been known to buy one of his paintings for use as a cover, then commission a writer to turn out a novel to go with it,” The New York Times reported in 1977, the same year that a collection of his drawings, “The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta,” sold more than 300,000 copies.I bought that book about the time it came out in the mid-70s. Here's the cover:
p.s. - his real name wasn't Frazetta. (He changed it from the original Frazzetta).