I just learned of the passing of the wonderful artist Frank Frazetta.
As a child, I received a puzzle for my birthday of Frazetta's "Death Dealer." I remember putting it together and pouring over every detail.
A short time later, I came across a Frank Frazetta game (which I still have to this day) and begged my Mom to buy it for me. I don't remember how to play, but the game revolved around cardboard blocks of Frazetta's paintings. I would stare at them for hours and imagine amazing stories and adventures that went along with each image.
As I grew older, I found Frazetta's works on album covers, books, magazines and film. His women were voluptuous, his imagination was boundless and his artistic style was unique (and has been copied by so many.) His work inspired me as a writer.
I say a melancholy farewell to a huge inspiration in my life and ask God to provide peace and comfort to his family. Goodbye Frank Frazetta, you will truly be missed.