History Main / FrankFrazetta

18th Dec '12 5:22:18 PM Xtifr
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[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Against-The-Gods_Frezetta_7592.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:248: Frazetta finally tires of life on this boring shell of a world and AscendsToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.]]

->"It was the whiff of something classical, a merging of the visceral with the timeless, pure comic sensation with the compositional command of a master."
--> -- '''[[http://comicscomicsmag.com/2010/05/geoff-pevere-on-loving-frazetta.html Geoff Pevere]]''' on Frazetta.

->"Frazetta's vision of Conan, as seen on the covers of the Lancer paperback collections of the 60s and 70s, became the definitive picture of the character."
--> -- '''[[ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]'''

One of the most famous Fantasy Artists. Started in comics in the 1950s and worked his way into movie posters and pinups. His most famous works include illustrations of ConanTheBarbarian and JohnCarterOfMars. He passed away on May 10, 2010 at the age of 82.

Notable not just for his artwork, but also for his savvy business sense: He was able to successfully negotiate to license the artworks he created rather than selling them outright to his clients as was customary at the time. By the time of his death, the artwork he'd collected in his personal museum was worth several million dollars.

Inducted into the WillEisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the JackKirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

Similiar artists include BorisVallejo and Brom.

TropeNamer for FrazettaMan.

!Associated Works:
* WesternAnimation/FireAndIce
* ConanTheBarbarian
* Magazine/{{MAD}}
* Death Dealer (not to be confused with the [[DeathDealer trope]])

!Associated Tropes:
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses
* AuthorAppeal: He loved cameras, and he loved Disney films--he was even offered to work for Disney at one point, but turned it down for the sole reason that he didn't want to leave New York.
* CoversAlwaysLie - Frazetta was open about not bothering to read the books he drew covers for.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before he became known for his bread-and-butter work on realistic humans, he was a prominent FunnyAnimal comic artist.
* FrazettaMan
* HeroicSpirit: After suffering a stroke that cost him fine motor control in his right hand, Frank taught himself how to draw with his left.
* ItsNotPornItsArt
* KitschCollection: Of cameras. FrankFrazetta loved photography.
* LegCling
* RatedMForManly: We dare you to find a Frazetta painting that ''doesn't'' depict muscular shirtless men, scantily-clad women, giant monsters, or any combination of the above.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Painted almost all of his works start to finish ''within a day of their deadlines''. This would leave him so exhausted he'd be bedridden for the next few days.
* SceneryPorn: The revival of ConanTheBarbarian in the 1960s is largely attributed to his cover art.
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[[quoteright:248:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Against-The-Gods_Frezetta_7592.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:248: Frazetta finally tires of life on this boring shell of a world and AscendsToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.]]

->"It was the whiff of something classical, a merging of the visceral with the timeless, pure comic sensation with the compositional command of a master."
--> -- '''[[http://comicscomicsmag.com/2010/05/geoff-pevere-on-loving-frazetta.html Geoff Pevere]]''' on Frazetta.

->"Frazetta's vision of Conan, as seen on the covers of the Lancer paperback collections of the 60s and 70s, became the definitive picture of the character."
--> -- '''[[ASongOfIceAndFire George R.R. Martin]]'''

One of the most famous Fantasy Artists. Started in comics in the 1950s and worked his way into movie posters and pinups. His most famous works include illustrations of ConanTheBarbarian and JohnCarterOfMars. He passed away on May 10, 2010 at the age of 82.

Notable not just for his artwork, but also for his savvy business sense: He was able to successfully negotiate to license the artworks he created rather than selling them outright to his clients as was customary at the time. By the time of his death, the artwork he'd collected in his personal museum was worth several million dollars.

Inducted into the WillEisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the JackKirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

Similiar artists include BorisVallejo and Brom.

TropeNamer for FrazettaMan.

!Associated Works:
* WesternAnimation/FireAndIce
* ConanTheBarbarian
* Magazine/{{MAD}}
* Death Dealer (not to be confused with the [[DeathDealer trope]])

!Associated Tropes:
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses
* AuthorAppeal: He loved cameras, and he loved Disney films--he was even offered to work for Disney at one point, but turned it down for the sole reason that he didn't want to leave New York.
* CoversAlwaysLie - Frazetta was open about not bothering to read the books he drew covers for.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before he became known for his bread-and-butter work on realistic humans, he was a prominent FunnyAnimal comic artist.
* FrazettaMan
* HeroicSpirit: After suffering a stroke that cost him fine motor control in his right hand, Frank taught himself how to draw with his left.
* ItsNotPornItsArt
* KitschCollection: Of cameras. FrankFrazetta loved photography.
* LegCling
* RatedMForManly: We dare you to find a Frazetta painting that ''doesn't'' depict muscular shirtless men, scantily-clad women, giant monsters, or any combination of the above.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Painted almost all of his works start to finish ''within a day of their deadlines''. This would leave him so exhausted he'd be bedridden for the next few days.
* SceneryPorn: The revival of ConanTheBarbarian in the 1960s is largely attributed to his cover art.
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28th Aug '12 3:57:05 PM Prinzenick
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* KitschCollection of cameras. FrankFrazetta loves photography.

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* KitschCollection of KitschCollection: Of cameras. FrankFrazetta loves loved photography.



* NaughtyTentacles [[http://frankfrazetta.org/viewimage.php?loc=fraz01.jpg Mwahaha!]]
19th Jul '12 1:39:10 PM nombretomado
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* Film/FireAndIce

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* Film/FireAndIceWesternAnimation/FireAndIce
30th Jun '12 4:35:41 PM FELH2
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Notable not just for his artwork, but also for his savvy business sense: He was able to successfully negotiate to license the artworks he created rather than selling them outright to his clients as was customary at the time. By the time of his death, the artwork he'd collected in his personal museum was worth several million dollars.

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Notable not just for his artwork, but also for his savvy business sense: He was able to successfully negotiate to license the artworks he created rather than selling them outright to his clients as was customary at the time. By the time of his death, the artwork he'd collected in his personal museum was worth several million dollars.
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* MadMagazine

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* MadMagazineMagazine/{{MAD}}



* NaughtyTentacles [[http://frankfrazetta.org/viewimage.php?loc=fraz01.jpg Mwahaha!]]

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* NaughtyTentacles [[http://frankfrazetta.org/viewimage.php?loc=fraz01.jpg Mwahaha!]] Mwahaha!]]



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7th Apr '12 6:28:51 PM Oreochan
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5th Mar '12 10:35:04 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Painted almost all of his works start to finish [[BeyondTheImpossible within a day of their deadlines.]] This would leave him so exhausted he'd be bedridden for the next few days.

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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Painted almost all of his works start to finish [[BeyondTheImpossible within finish ''within a day of their deadlines.]] deadlines''. This would leave him so exhausted he'd be bedridden for the next few days.
1st Jan '12 6:12:51 PM sillygolem
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Notable not just for his artwork, but also for his savvy business sense: He was able to successfully negotiate to license the artworks he created rather than selling them outright to his clients as was customary at the time. By the time of his death, the artwork he'd collected in his personal museum was worth several million dollars.

Inducted into the WillEisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the JackKirby Hall of Fame in 1999.



* CoversAlwaysLie

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* CoversAlwaysLieCoversAlwaysLie - Frazetta was open about not bothering to read the books he drew covers for.




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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Painted almost all of his works start to finish [[BeyondTheImpossible within a day of their deadlines.]] This would leave him so exhausted he'd be bedridden for the next few days.
* SceneryPorn: The revival of ConanTheBarbarian in the 1960s is largely attributed to his cover art.
30th Oct '11 8:53:14 PM troacctid
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* FireAndIce

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* FireAndIceFilm/FireAndIce
20th May '11 8:41:37 AM captainpat
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One of the most famous Fantasy Artists. Started in comics in the 1950s and worked his way into movie posters and [[HelloNurse pinups]]. His most famous works include illustrations of ConanTheBarbarian and JohnCarterOfMars. He passed away on May 10, 2010 at the age of 82.

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One of the most famous Fantasy Artists. Started in comics in the 1950s and worked his way into movie posters and [[HelloNurse pinups]].and pinups. His most famous works include illustrations of ConanTheBarbarian and JohnCarterOfMars. He passed away on May 10, 2010 at the age of 82.
9th Apr '11 9:52:57 AM MasterHand
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* RatedMForManly: We dare you to find a Frazetta painting that ''doesn't'' depict muscular shirtless men, scantily-clad women, giant monsters, or any combination of the above.
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