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    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta

    These 7 pages were sold in an e-bay auction a few years back.

    I saved the scans from the post.
    i don't know why he scanned them so big for the auction, but thank god!

    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta
    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta
    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta
    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta
    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta
    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta
    7 original comic pages from Frank Frazetta

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    coooooooooooool
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    Many thanks for these, my little rabbit turd. Lovely pieces. They're also an excellent example of why you shouldn't use rubber cement and self-adhesives on archival art...
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    Ho ho! Thanks!
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    FRAZETTA: I work from my head.

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    awesome, thanks davi! only thing I can't say I care for are some of the goofy expressions on the close-ups, but other than that, it's great to see more work by the master.
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    Man, you gotta love comics writing back then. Mighty white man kill evil monkey lord!

    Thanks for these, they're a piece of history for sure.
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    Really nice, what a master. Actually the art auction sites (the dedicated ones) are a really good place to find hi-res scans of art such as Frazetta's. For example..

    comics.ha.com

    Depends what's being sold at the time, of course, and often you need to be a member to see the full scans. Personally I was too fearful to bid on anything, those art auction sites are not friendly places if you don't know what you're doing.
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    I would steal these with a backhoe.
    At least Icarus tried!


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    comicartfans.com is another good site for good scans and stuff.
    Thanks Davi for the post
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    I personally am in love with the bottom two panels. Wonderful!
    Thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    I would steal these with a backhoe.
    Mr Ferrara you just made my week!!!

    The work is awesome. It's also nice to see the originals. It kinda brings the work a tad down to earth, reproductions looking all sleek and toned with the same black value seem unreachable sometimes.

    It's also nice to see that even Frazetta made mistakes. Not that anyone thought otherwise but it's nice to see that he did and wasn't afraid of mistakes.

    I have two questions for those who my know more.

    1)On page 2 the first frame has this cut-out shape, this might have been the result of a change in the frame so I guess they pasted it on the main image and redrew over it. Was this common practice? Do they do it today? I never saw this before.

    2)What kind of paint is the white paint they use to cover up the ink and redraw over it? I got some white 'ink' thing once that was supposed to do the trick, but it's useless, it's too transparent.
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    There are actually a number of paste-overs (mostly typo corrections), and yes, it's not only quite common but probably the rule for comic art. Most people think that original art for reproduction is a pristine piece of archival art with perfect everything. Bullshit.

    I've seen entire pages made up of pasted tissue paper drawings with as many as five overlaps in some places, with the balloons or text pasted in over top of that. That's the primary reason that original comic art is so rare--rubber cement and tracing paper/typing paper deteriorates rapidly, and if frosted tape is also used with dye markers rather than true ink and brush, you can kiss the art good-bye in less than five years.

    Often, an entire panel will be replaced by cutting out the existing block and pasting the new from the back into the hole. This was usually done when censoring or an editorial change was required that was fairly extensive, making reworking the existing art almost impossible.

    As for white corrections, the most common method was a jar of thick water-based white paint like thick poster paint that was called "Pro-White." It was finely ground to prevent pigment chipping and rough build-ups that were difficult to draw over. Some artists also used a white ink that was more difficult to use because it often separated out of suspension in a few hours and stank like hell. It also had a tendency to leave a gritty surface if you weren't careful.

    Corrections over the paint layer were actually pretty easy if the drawing was done with a brush, but even a pen would work if you did it in one stroke. The real drawback was that sometimes, the black repair "faded" into the white paint because the white would soften and mix upwards, sometimes to the point that the black over it would become too light to repro.

    It's possible to lay down a layer of frosted tape (Scotch Magic Tape) over the white correction or a cut edge and touch up the lines on it, as long as you carefully removed all finger grease from the tape--a trick that saved my life more times than I can count.

    Artists are not gods and often make mistakes. Artists that work for reproduction are demons that operate with every filthy underhanded trick they can come up with to get the job out on schedule--gods have nothing to do with it. The naive perfectionists die acclaimed but poor. The dogs in the pit kill to get the job done and bring home the hamburger and beer in hopes of getting laid. Welcome to the real world, Bubba...


    Add note: Since Davi was kind enough to give us a chance to see this art close up, take a few minutes and study each piece from corner to corner and you'll realize just how little a PEN was used compared to a brush. If you can't tell at first look, keep looking and you'll get it.
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