FRANK FRAZETTA 1928 - 2010


Honestly I was done and quit with the blog, but I read some sad news today and I feel, I can't let it go by without saying something. Frank Frazetta died today.

The guy's been a hero of mine since I was a kid. He, more than anyone else, inspired me to want to paint better than what I could. He lit the fire that made me want to be a great artist ... I don't know if I've succeeded in that or not? but if I could say one last thing to Frazetta before he reaches Valhalla, Heaven or wherever he's headed, it would be a simple thanks.

Thanks for doing all those great paintings Frank, an inadvertent consequence of it was to change the course of 'my' life forever, and I appreciate that.

7 comments:

Ethrendil said...

Rest in peace Frank.

M-Flem-Jr said...

Well put Jeff - What a fantastic artist.

Jeff Lafferty said...

Thanks Brandon and thank you Mike, I really appreciate it. He was the true King and is going to be sorely missed.

... but I'm amazed that there's only been two comments, and this is a perfect example of why I just don't give a fuck about this blog anymore. Frank Frazetta dies and only two guys stop and say anything. There's been 192 hits since last Monday ... fucking pathetic!

Jeff

Eric R. Muller said...

Hey Jeff!!

Easy, dude. I don't know why, but I did not find out about the great artist's death until today (5/16)
....on your blog!!
For a guy like me who does not have cable, blackberries, or twitter, or any of the other techno stuff, If the only way I can find out news this big is on your blog then I have you to thank. But that is only because I heard it from you. Thanks liberal BS media.
Don't get pissed at folk for not giving a crap for not writing in. You quit your blog so I didn't read till today of Frank's passing.
Don't quit the blog 'cause I have you to thank for the news (the language is a little much) But I'm not here to tell you what to say in your blog.
Thanks again for the news, sad as it is. I, too, am a huge fan of Frank Frazetta and his art - I will truly miss him.
Thanks again, Jeff, for the great art-Frank would love it-especially the Jimi H and the 300 portrait.
Sincerely
Eric R. Muller
Hand in Hand Artworks

Eric R. Muller said...

Hey Jeff!!

Easy, dude. I don't know why, but I did not find out about the great artist's death until today (5/16)
....on your blog!!
For a guy like me who does not have cable, blackberries, or twitter, or any of the other techno stuff, If the only way I can find out news this big is on your blog then I have you to thank. But that is only because I heard it from you. Thanks liberal BS media.
Don't get pissed at folk for not giving a crap for not writing in. You quit your blog so I didn't read till today of Frank's passing.
Don't quit the blog 'cause I have you to thank for the news (the language is a little much) But I'm not here to tell you what to say in your blog.
Thanks again for the news, sad as it is. I, too, am a huge fan of Frank Frazetta and his art - I will truly miss him.
Thanks again, Jeff, for the great art-Frank would love it-especially the Jimi H and the 300 portrait.
Sincerely
Eric R. Muller
Hand in Hand Artworks

Eric Muller said...

Sorry for the double entry.
Eric

Jeff Lafferty said...

Yeah, I must of gotten you flustered to hit the that button twice.

You know, I wasn't speaking directly to you Eric when I wrote that. Take care pal

Jeff