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RIP, Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta, Pioneering Fantasy Artist, Dies At 82

PHILADELPHIA – Pioneering fantasy artist Frank Frazetta died Monday in a Fort Myers, Fla., hospital, a manager said. He was 82.

Frazetta had been out to dinner with his daughters Sunday but suffered a stroke at his Boca Grande home later that night and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, manager Rob Pistella said. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed the death, as did his daughter Heidi Frazetta Grabin.</em>

First encountered the work of Frazetta while working at a used book store in my youth. His images graced the cover of a series of Robert E. Howard “Conan” novels that I was reading, and his stuff was all over comics, graphic novels, and posters. A legendary artist that defined a genre.

A nice look at his stuff here.

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