Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta, one of the first and most influential fantasy artists in the industry, died last week aged 82.

Whether you appreciated his work or not, you can’t deny that it influenced artists across all genres from comics, to games, to films.

He was widely considered the undisputed master of fantasy and sci-fi art. If you don’t know his name, I’m sure you’ll recognise his images depicting muscle-bound heroes fighting beasts with swords battle axes - many of which were used to illustrate iconic covers for books and albums.

He’s probably most famous for his illustrations on the covers of the Conan the Barbarian fantasy novels in the 60s – check out some of his work below.

Frank, you will be missed.

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Wed 19 May 2010: 9:03am

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