Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rest in Peace: Frank Frazetta

Not many people know that I am an artist. I grew up creating my own cartoons and comic books. I emulated a lot of artists in my life. I remember tracing George Perez, da Vinci, Kirby, Michael Turner and Jim Lee's work. I poured over hours and hours of Alex Ross. But what got me started on the path to wanting to create epic Graphic Novels was the work of Frank Frazetta. I spent many long nights staring at the mans work and wondering how he could come up with such images without looking at a photograph for reference. That's when I embarked on a long journey to drawing from my head and not my eyes. The man inspired me to draw what I wanted and NOT what I thought other people wanted to see. He was brilliant and epic and inspiring and he was one of my heroes. He will be missed.

For those of you who are all about the Esoteric and don't care for commercial art. You oughta know your ideas of the Mothman and many other crypids came from the mind of Frazetta.

1 comment:

Rich said...

Interesting. Art can definitely be pretty cool.