The standard that all Fantasy Illustrations try to live up to, Frank Frazetta, has died at the age of 82. Â Â Responsible for the iconic depictions of Conan the Barbarian and John Carter of Mars, Frazetta made a living painting muscle bound brutes, dragons and scantily clad curvy women.
Mr. Frazetta informed an entire generation of fantasy geeks like myself. Â His painting of Conan the Barbarian are what I gravitated to the most. Â Fire and Ice is his most direct contribution to the animation world, with the help of Ralph Bakshi.
RIP Frank Frazetta, your imagination and beautiful contributions to the Fantasy genre will be missed.
[Source: New York Times]