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On 8/14/2021 at 1:40 PM, wombat said:

Such an amazing piece that I only recently discovered. Just wanted to share. 

 

 

 

 

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No one draws/paints ‘em tougher than Frank Frazetta! :headbang:

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On 1/7/2022 at 1:23 AM, wombat said:

Vanguard follows last year's hit Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta book by J. David Spurlock with definitive reference on Frazetta Book Cover Art.
Frazetta is the revolutionary fantasy artist of #Conan, King Kong, #DeathDealer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, #LordofTheRings and more, whose original art sells for millions. This new 2022 #Frazetta book follows last year's hit, Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta and is similar to Vanguard's earlier Frazetta Definitive Reference book. But, it is superior in at least one regard. Instead of cataloging Frazetta items with mostly smaller illustrations, this new book is devoted solely to the artist's single, most beloved venue, Book Cover Art. By focusing on this specific area, the book boasts room enough to feature every single one of Frazetta's famous and highly collectable illustrated book covers, beautifully and authentically reproduced at a larger size on a page to itself. All are presented in chronological order which, gives readers a unique ability to follow Frazetta's evolution as an artist. Accompanying text includes commentary, original publication titles, publishers, dates, and rare quotes from the artist himself. For this Definitive Reference to feature the Complete Collection of Frazetta's decades of book cover illustrations, in a single beautifully produced volume, is a dream come true for Frazetta fans, art and book collectors and historians alike.
June 2022 ~ HC $39.95 ~ Slipcased DX LE HC $69.95

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Pretty sure I have the vast majority of those books with Frazetta covers.  Still missing a few of the big boys like the Hytes Midwood paperbacks and the Karl Edward Wagner books that are tough to find values on.  But there are a lot of cool covers and it sounds like the reproductions in the book are large scale so it should be pretty cool!  (thumbsu

You should cross post this in the paperback thread in the gold forum.  2c

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On 1/7/2022 at 3:21 AM, Randall Dowling said:

Pretty sure I have the vast majority of those books with Frazetta covers.  Still missing a few of the big boys like the Hytes Midwood paperbacks and the Karl Edward Wagner books that are tough to find values on.  But there are a lot of cool covers and it sounds like the reproductions in the book are large scale so it should be pretty cool!  (thumbsu

You should cross post this in the paperback thread in the gold forum.  2c

I probably have a 100 or so Frazetta cover books. This will be a great checklist. I think there might be a few missing from the definitive reference and the pictures will help for those that have multiple versions with Frazetta and non Frazetta covers. 

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On 1/7/2022 at 3:57 PM, davidtere said:

I appreciate you notifying us die hard Frazetta lovers of this book. I followed the link and it is available for pre order. I had a question for Vanguard regarding the differences between the Regular and the Deluxe Slipcased version and they were kind enough to reply to me in short order...

Deluxe will have 16 extra pages plus the slipcase.
As the regular book included ALL the book covers,
the 16-page bonus folio will be book frontispieces — in the early days, the books Frank did covers for, often had one interior frontispiece drawing at the front of the book.

Great information on the extra pages. Thanks. I ordered the deluxe version. 

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On 1/7/2022 at 2:23 AM, wombat said:

Vanguard follows last year's hit Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta book by J. David Spurlock with definitive reference on Frazetta Book Cover Art.
Frazetta is the revolutionary fantasy artist of #Conan, King Kong, #DeathDealer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, #LordofTheRings and more, whose original art sells for millions. This new 2022 #Frazetta book follows last year's hit, Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta and is similar to Vanguard's earlier Frazetta Definitive Reference book. But, it is superior in at least one regard. Instead of cataloging Frazetta items with mostly smaller illustrations, this new book is devoted solely to the artist's single, most beloved venue, Book Cover Art. By focusing on this specific area, the book boasts room enough to feature every single one of Frazetta's famous and highly collectable illustrated book covers, beautifully and authentically reproduced at a larger size on a page to itself. All are presented in chronological order which, gives readers a unique ability to follow Frazetta's evolution as an artist. Accompanying text includes commentary, original publication titles, publishers, dates, and rare quotes from the artist himself. For this Definitive Reference to feature the Complete Collection of Frazetta's decades of book cover illustrations, in a single beautifully produced volume, is a dream come true for Frazetta fans, art and book collectors and historians alike.
June 2022 ~ HC $39.95 ~ Slipcased DX LE HC $69.95

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Frank Frazetta working on his "The Encounter: spaceship and fairy-creature" in his home studio in 1988. Accomplished in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor on 7 x 8.5 in. artists' leaf, this study was for the cover art for the anthology ’L Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Vol 5’, published April 1989 by Bridge Publications.

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