16 May 2010

In memory of Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)

“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:
His art work brings back many pleasant memories of reading science fiction in my free time during a hectic academic career.

p.s. - his real name wasn't Frazetta.  (He changed it from the original Frazzetta).

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