Frazetta: World's Best Comics Cover Artist (Hardcover)

Frazetta: World's Best Comics Cover Artist By J. David Spurlock, Frank Frazetta (Illustrator) Cover Image

Frazetta: World's Best Comics Cover Artist (Hardcover)


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Vanguard continues their trademark Definitive Reference series with Frazetta: World's Best Comics Cover Artist, a sister book to 2022's hit, Frazetta Book Cover Art.

While the prior book by illustration and cartooning historian J. David Spurlock catalogued, documented, and commented on all of Frazetta's book cover paintings, this new volume focuses on the artist's comics magazine cover art, which originally appeared on such periodicals as Creepy magazine, Ghost Rider, Mad magazine, Vampirella, National Lampoon and EC Comics' Weird Science-Fantasy.
J. David Spurlock is an award-winning author, historian, educator, advocate for artists' rights, documentary filmmaker, and associate to star talents Frazetta, Basil Gogos, Neal Adams, Steranko, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Julius Schwartz, Wally Wood, and many more. Spurlock's book How to Draw Chiller Monsters, for Random House, rose as high as #18 on the Bookspan best-seller list. Spurlock's IPPY Award-winning book, Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, has been universally acclaimed including by MTV and by the Village Voice who proclaimed it one of The Best of 2013. His guest speaking engagements include many San Diego Comic-Con presentations, 2013 WorldCon (various lecture panels including on Robert E. Howard, Copyright Law, and on Margaret Brundage); with Stan Lee for Dragon Con TV and a live audience if 4,600; The Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine re-launch convention; the Frank Frazetta tribute event at the San Diego Comic-Con; Rutgers School of Law; and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.According to the New York Times, Frank Frazetta "helped define fantasy heroes like Conan, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars with signature images of strikingly fierce, hard-bodied heroes and bosomy, callipygian damsels." Frazetta took the sex and violence of the pulp fiction of his youth and added even more action, fantasy, and potency, but rendered with a panache seldom seen outside of major works of fine art. His work has drawn comparisons to illustrators Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, and N.C. Wyeth as well as fine artists like Rembrandt and Michelangelo. Frazetta works sell for millions of dollars and his work has inspired generations of artists, movies, and directors including the Conan films, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the films of Robert Rodriguez, the epic, award-winning Game of Thrones series, Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, Disney's animated Tarzan films, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and George Lucas' Star Wars series.
Product Details ISBN: 9781934331897
ISBN-10: 1934331899
Publisher: Vanguard
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English