John Milius

May 11, 2010 | 11:47 a.m.

Guillermo del Toro on Frank Frazetta: ‘He gave the world a new pantheon of heroes’

Guillermo del Toro, Neal Adams and John Milius remember Frank Frazetta in this longer version of the obituary I wrote for Tuesday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times.  Frank Frazetta, the fantasy painter and illustrator whose images of sinewy warriors and lush vixens graced paperback novels, album covers and comic books for decades and became something close to the contemporary visual definition of the sword-and-sorcery genres, died Monday after suffering a stroke the night before. He was 82. Frazetta had gone out to dinner with his daughters Sunday and then had a stroke at his home in Boca Grande, Fla. He died at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., his manager Rob Pistella told the Associated Press. “He’s going to be remembered as the most renowned fantasy illustrator of the 20th century,” Pistella said. Frazetta’s most famous works were […]
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