Monday, 10 May 2010

R.I.P. Frank Frazetta: The Passing Of A Legend

Iconic fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has passed away at the age of 82. A giant in the world of fantastical imagery, Mr Frazetta's work has appeared in countless times across countless media, and he is widely regarded as one of the all time greats of the industry. If you have ever had an interest in fantasy books, RPGs, movies or pretty much anything else, you will have seen some of Frazetta's work.

It's that massive body of work that will serve as a very fitting legacy to a man whose name is synonymous with striking visuals of heroes, beasts and adventures. His style remains one of the most instantly recognizable of anyone, and is sure to live on in the hearts, minds and colelctions of fans around the world.

The cause of Mr Frazetta's passing, according to reports online, was a stroke. He died in a hospital near to his home, which has now been confirmed by his agent according to this post on Comics Beat. I for one will always appreciate the art he created, which spawned a number of childhood fantasies of my own. Respect and admiration to Frank. My thoughts (and those of many others around the world) are with his friends and family.