Showing posts with label Frank Frazetta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frank Frazetta. Show all posts

Dark Horse to collect Frazetta's White Indian

The artist's longest-running comic book work will be out in hardcover in December:


Art by Frank Frazetta.

The longest comic-book run of Frank Frazetta's career! First appearing as a backup feature in Durango Kid in 1949, Dan BrandÑknown as the "White Indian"Ñis a colonial-era city boy whose life is marred by tragedy. When the death of his fiancŽe sends Brand through the wilderness on a trek to kill her murderer, he also begins a journey that will transform him into a hardened pioneer survivalist. The powerful sequential work of Frank Frazetta is in the spotlight in this collection, with all interior pages scanned from original comic-book issues and digitally cleaned. This collection reprints all of Frank Frazetta's White Indian work in an affordable hardcover format!

200 pages, $49.99, in stores on Dec. 1.

Still remembering Frank Frazetta

We lost a giant in the illustration/comics world this week and lots of folks have been posting tributes. Comics Catacombs has four posts (click here, here, here and here) featuring Frazetta's "Thund'da King of the Congo" comics stories. Dumb name, great art.

Someone should really publish Frazetta's comic book work in collections. DC has some great Shining Knight stuff in the vaults.

Remembering Frank Frazetta

The famed fantasy illustrator and onetime comic book artist died at age 82 Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Frazetta's most famous works were in oil, but his canvases were rarely seen in museums; instead his legacy was defined by barbarians and warlocks who reached out to readers from book covers on dime-store spinner racks. But as comic books and fantasy entertainment gained a wider audience in the 1970s and '80s, Frazetta became a brand name and his original artwork became a sensation. Last November, one of his pieces, a berserk battlefield image that graced a "Conan the Conqueror" paperback, sold for $1 million to a private collector.

Here's a vintage Comics Journal interview with the artist.

Golden Age Comic Book Stories pays tribute with a look at Frazetta's Buck Rogers comic book covers and Conan book cover paintings.