Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010 May10

Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010

Badmouth is saddened to learn that Frank Frazetta, iconic fantasy illustrator, died on Monday. He’d suffered a series of strokes in recent years, and on Monday died of one in a hospital near his Pennsylvania home. The Beat provided a quick obituary, as did The Associated Press. The New York Times came along a few hours later with a deeper appreciation. Cribbing from Wikipedia, with all the caveats that requires, the artist was born in Brooklyn and studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts before starting a career at 16 as a comic book artist. In the mid-’60s, Frazetta moved toward illustrating fantasy and science fiction book...