The Master of Visual Fantasy

Frank Frazetta paints worlds. Enjoying a career that has spanned more than six decades, fantasy painter Frazetta has done more for the sales of paperback novels than almost any other artist.  His brilliant and evocative paintings on Lancer Paperbacks’ Conan novels first released in the 1960’s invigorated the genre of adventure fantasy. In his prime his prodigious artistic talents were matched by his amazing physique and the natural-born talent of a gifted athlete. In addition to his work for book publishers, Mr. Frazetta has worked on album covers, animation, comic books, comic strips, feature films, and magazines.

As a longtime fan of Frank Frazetta it came as some surprise to me that his family maintains a museum of his work in East Stroudsberg, PA. The Frank Frazetta Museum offers fans the chance to see his work close up, and if luck prevails, even a chance to meet the master himself. I plan on travelling there over the holiday weekend and I can’t wait to take it all in. If you don’t want to make the drive to East Stroudsburg, but you still want to see what all of the fuss is about, you can check out these titles from the library to learn more:




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4 responses to “The Master of Visual Fantasy

  1. C. Tunney

    “Franzetta: painting with fire” is not available for loan online from the library. I got an error message.

  2. Can you call, or drop us an e-mail, and let us know what kind of error message you got? Thanks!


  3. Scott

    _Painting with Fire_ has been pretty popular; we might need to order another copy.


  4. Not a bad idea – I see the current copy is checked out, with one hold on it…


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