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FRAZETTA: The Definitive Reference
By James A. Bond and Dr. David Winiewicz.
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The most comprehensive index of the artist's work ever published! Commentary by top Frazetta experts and collectors. Dozens of rare images, including Conan, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, more! Fantastic reference for artists, great entertainment for fans.

The work of Frank Frazetta--THE greatest heroic-fantasy artist of all time--has influenced generations of artists, fans, designers, and movie directors. Now more than 400 of his unforgettable paintings, drawings and comic book stories are fully detailed.

With essays by experts and collectors, this one-of-a-kind volume traces the entire arc of Frazettas career. From his early 1950s comics; to his breathtaking book covers featuring Tarzan, Pellucidar, King Kong, and John Carter of Mars; to his 1960s monster mags, including Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella; to his major movie posters, including After the Fox, The Night They Raided Minsky's and Whats New Pussycat?; and, of course, his revolutionary Conan paintings--its all here. Frazetta - The Definitive Reference overflows with fantastic images, an index of every published Frazetta work and insightful commentary on this fantasy-art icon.

Compiled by James A. Bond (no relation to the international spy) is a lifetime collector of Frank Frazetta's work. Edited by J. David Spurlock, an artist and historian, has written and edited many books on fantasy art and pop culture. Andrew Steven is a renowned art collector. Dr. David Winiewicz, a noted scholar and collector of the works of Frank Frazetta, and close personal friend of the artist. Entirely in full color. New Revised Edition.

Publisher: Vanguard, 2010
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 208pg
Color: Full Color throughout
ISBN: #9781934331088

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Customer Reviews:
From: Bud Plant Posted: 12/23/08
The author sent me a preliminary look at this at least two years ago. He'd taken the Frazetta obsession to the max, cataloging each and every appearance of Frank's work in comics, magazines, paperbacks, film posters---everywhere. But like any checklist or bibliography, what it needed to really make it fun and interesting was lots of art.
Well, he's pulled it off. Together with the help of the Frazetta's and their #1 fan, Dr. David Winiewicz, here is the definitive book on Frank's work throughout his career. All accompanied by more than 300 full color images, from the most obscure early paperbacks to rare fanzines, sculptures, portfolios, record album covers, book covers...it's all here, and a lot of fun to peruse. No true Frazetta fan should miss this.


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