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Frank Frazetta

Comic Book Art

Frank Frazetta

Comic Book Art

Frank Frazetta (American, b. 1928): An artistic prodigy, Frank Frazetta broke into comic books at the age of 16 out of economic necessity. A series of landmark Buck Rogers covers for Famous Funnies and several outstanding EC jobs brought Frazetta to the attention of comic strip artist Al Capp, and he was soon hired to assist on the Li'l Abner Sunday strips from 1952-61.

By the time that Frazetta had quit working for Capp, the comic book market had atrophied and his freelance opportunities had all but dried up. Frazetta was forced into the illustration market at large, and it proved to be a blessing in disguise. After creating a series of well-received movie posters and paperback covers, Frazetta's fortune was secured when he painted his world-famous paperback covers for Robert E. Howard's Conan character. A string of spectacular covers for Warren Publishing's titles Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella added to his success. Frank Frazetta is now widely regarded as the master of modern fantasy art.

 

Frank Frazetta Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990)
Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990)....
Lot 91016
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$1,792,500
Frank Frazetta At The Earth's Core Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (1974)
Frank Frazetta At The Earth's Core Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (1974)....
Lot 92069
Auction 7139
Saturday, August 6, 2016
$1,075,500
Frank Frazetta Escape on Venus Painting Original Art (1972)
Frank Frazetta Escape on Venus Painting Original Art (1972)....
Lot 92068
Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
$660,000
Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-9-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952)
Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-9-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952)....
Lot 92069
Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
$7,800.00
Frank Frazetta - Jongor Paperback Novel Preliminary Artwork Illustration Original Art (c. 1970)
Frank Frazetta - Jongor Paperback Novel Preliminary Artwork Illustration Original Art (c. 1970)....
Lot 92070
Auction 7189
Saturday, August 4, 2018
$2,640.00

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Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-7-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952).... (1)

Auction 7192
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Sketch Original Art (undated). As a character, Death Dealer has had much success. Novels hav...
Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Sketch Original Art (undated). As a character, Death Dealer has had much success. Novels have boasted his name, comic books carry his image, and Frazetta has painted at least five different images of the dark warrior. This gem-like ink on paper sketch of Frazetta's famous faceless fighter has an image area of 4.25" x 2.75", and it has been matted to an overall size of 9.5" x 8". Aside from some staining at the top and upper right corner, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed by Frazetta.
Lot 92226
Auction 7027
Friday, November 19, 2010
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