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    Frank Frazetta Conan the Adventurer Book Cover Preliminary Artwork Original Art (Lancer Books, 1966). The entire "sword and sorcery" craze of the late 1960s-early 70s came about largely due to Lancer's paperback editions of Robert E. Howard's novels, with cover art provided by the one and only Frank Frazetta. The first book in the series was Conan the Adventurer, published by Lancer in 1966. Here's the original preliminary sketch for that book's cover by Frazetta, rendered in graphite and color pencils on paper measuring approximately 4.25" x 7". This magnificent, detailed sketch has been matted along with a color copy of the printed cover and a note from Lancer editor Larry T. Shaw, noting the art's provenance, along with a smaller graphite sketch of Conan's face; this second image is on the same piece of paper, which accounts for the "sideways" placement. The mat measures 17.5" x 16", and the Frazetta sketch is in Excellent condition. Two copies of the paperback are included.

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