Frank Frazetta (1928- ) is an American fantasy artist. A child prodigy, Frazetta began formal studies at the age of eight at an art school in his native Brooklyn. When the school closed, he began working on his own in the comics industry at the age of sixteen. His breakthrough came in 1964 with his creation of a promotional poster for the movie What's New Pussycat?, earning him a national reputation. Frazetta has been prolific throughout the comics and commercial sectors of the art world, and is particularly famous for his book covers.
Warning: Many of Frazetta's works are somewhat erotic, if not blatantly so. Click with care.
This is one of Frazetta's many depictions of Conan the Barbarian, made for the novel Conan the Adenturer. His compelling depiction of the violence and savagery of the Hyborian world has been credited with reviving the franchise in the 1960s.
Frazetta, perhaps more than any other artist, depicts the heroic life that every man dreams of.