Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Frazetta: The Definitive Reference Book Review

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Frazetta: The Definitive Reference Book Review

About the Book: Enter the world of Frank Frazetta--with 400 illustrations 

* The most complete index of Frazetta artwork ever compiled
* Commentary by top Frazetta experts
* Dozens of rare images, including Conan, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, more!
* Fantastic reference for collectors, artists, and great entertainment for fans

The work of Frank Frazetta, THE greatest fantasy artist of all time, has influenced generations of artists, fans, designers, and movie directors. Now, collected in Frazetta, The Definitive Reference, are essays and illustrated data in a one-of-a-kind volume tracing the entire arc of Frazetta's career with more than 400 of his unforgettable images. From his early 1950s comics, to Tarzan, Pellucidar, and John Carter of Mars book covers; to his 1960s monster mags, Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella; to his major movie posters, including After the Fox and What's New Pussycat; to, of course, his revolutionary Conan paintings--it's all here. Frazetta overflows with fantastic images, insightful commentary, and the most complete index of artwork ever compiled on this fantastic icon.

Our Take: Frank Frazetta is one of the most prolific and legendary fantasy artists of all-time.   You may have seen his work associated with iconic characters like Tarzan and Conan.  This reference book is hands-down the ultimate guide to Frazetta's work.  

This book chronicles every single known appearance of his artwork in the mainstream.  Anywhere from the Chicago Tribune, High Times and National Lampoon to various fantasy novels.  If you're a fan of Frazetta's work and a collector of his art appearances this book is most definately for you.  I've seen a lot of reference guides in my day, but none so complete as this one!

How to Buy: Amazon.com

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