The Macabre Frazetta

‘Tis the Witching Season and it seems apropos to run a post on Frank Frazetta’s macabre artwork here at the DMR Blog. Frank is, of course, known for his brawny barbarians and bodacious babes, but he had an iron in the horror fire starting in the early-mid 1960s, before he was doing actual Sword and Sorcery art.

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The Sword and Planet Art of Richard Hescox

ERB’s Amtor and Barsoom. Moorcock’s “Old Mars.” Norman’s Gor. “Alan Burt Akers”/Ken Bulmer’s Kregen/Antares. Artist Richard Hescox—who turns 70 today—has painted them all over the course of five decades, making him one of the preeminent living artists in the Sword and Planet field.

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The Artistic Legacy of Donald A. Wollheim

Donald Wollheim was a titanic mover n’ shaker when it came to the graphic side of the SFF publishing equation. Wollheim’s instincts for spotting promising artistic talent were second to none in the entire history of the field. In fact, I considered just typing, “Frank Frazetta and Michael Whelan. Mic drop.” and then posting some pics, but I decided that might be a bit too terse.

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Who "Made" Conan and Robert E. Howard? -- Part One

'lin carter and l sprague de camp finished unfinished works of howard and made full stories out of them as well.they are worth having as if it was not for them there would be no conan movie no conan comics and would not be ass [sic] popular as it is today[.]"

-- Quoted verbatim from a proud member of the subliterati on Facebook circa late 2017

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