R.I.P. Frank Frazetta

If there’s one artist who throughout his career has defined the terms badass and rock and roll, it is no doubt Frank Frazetta. It’s with a really heavy heart we report that yet another legend of the industry is no longer with us.

His agent, Robert Pistella, confirmed today that the 82-year-old Frazetta has passed on due to a stroke. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest condolences to Frank’s family, friends, and constituents.

Frazetta’s work can be found in any number of places — horror comics of days gone by, numerous album covers, calendars, movie posters, you name it. He had a very distinct style that instantly upped the cred of whatever product it appeared on. He’s left behind an incredible legacy that will continue to evoke well deserved adoration from fans.

Usually we include a photo of the dearly departed with these obituaries, but we’re pretty sure Frank would rather be remembered for his artwork so below you’ll find my own personal favorite Frazetta piece.

Godspeed, good sir. Thanks for all that you’ve left behind and for all that you’ll inspire for generations to come.

R.I.P. Frank Frazetta

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  • Gus Bjork

    That man’s art on a book or magazine cover could sell the cheapest, most lurid trash you could possibly imagine. That’s gotta say something.

  • Vanvance1

    He really did bring a unique touch to the covers of Conan and Kane books. I think his legacy will grow in appreciation as the years pass.

  • Floydian Trip

    I drew that picture that is posted above with my trusty charcoal pencils. It always reminded me of The Lord of the Rings, kind of like a Conan-ish Ring Wraith. I had a book of his work and he was a fantastic artist.

  • Terminal

    Are you fucking kidding me?! First Lena Horne now Frank Frazetta?! Damn!
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • DavidFullam

    The most influential artist of the 20th Century. Thank you Frank for all you did. God bless.

  • Cash Bailey

    Frazetta was one of the greatest artists of the last century. Surely the most influential and imitated.