As a big fan of Frank Frazetta’s art, I was honored to write a piece with Paul Hair about Frazetta’s famous Death Dealer painting, and even more honored that Hollywood in Toto would publish it:
Frazetta died in 2010, but for at least a generation of fantasy fans, his oil paintings defined the aesthetic for sword-and-sorcery novels. Think huge, muscular men; curvaceous, creamy-skinned women and horrific beasts that menace both. From comic books to movie posters to the worlds of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, his fierce fantasy depictions remain captivating.
His 1973 painting The Death Dealer became his most iconic work, used as cover art for music and books, as well as the basis for at least one novel. The piece also has been adapted into an imposing, life-size statue for III Corps, one of the higher echelon units of the U.S. Army.
Click to read the whole thing! Photographic credit goes to Paul Hair.