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    Frazetta Documentary

    I just watched this wonderfull documentary about the father of all dark fantasy as we know it today: Frank Frazetta.
    It's called "Painting with fire" and is full of face-to-face interviews with Frank, his family and other artist who were inspired by him (Simon Bisley, Brom).
    Once you see the film, you'll see why every single one of us looks up to him.
    And at the end of the movie, he demonstrates drawing a panther with his left (!) hand since he suffered two strokes and can't use his right hand.
    It is incredible to be able to watch and listen to such an outstanding personality.
    No fancy talking, no arty-bullshit. Just a tough old guy, who's been around in life.
    Hats off to the guys who made the doc.
    And to you all:
    http://www.amazon.com/Frazetta-Paint.../dp/B00064ALNG

    Have a good one, fellow artists.

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    I own it and love it. It almost seems like requisite viewing for anyone getting into fantasy art

    What I found most intersting was him talking about his childhood and growing up in Brooklyn. Very neat to hear.

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    Thank you for the link. I just placed an order for a copy. I never thaught DVD's featuring my favorite oldschool fantasy artists would be available. I guess I had better hit Google and see who else I can find.

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    It is a good one

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    Yeah I have that DVD as well. I loved it. If I could asked for anything more, i would have liked to actually watch him work for just a moment or two ya know. But, its still cool to see and listen to.

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    I am sadly surprised at how few of the under 30 people I work with recognize the name Frazetta

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    i watched it two days ago and was kinda disappointed.
    its more of a bonus feature than a real documentary AND i was stunned at how mh.. how to put this.. at how not like able he is.

    don't get me wrong.. his art IS important and he is still an influence to many people.. but i was stunned at how self loving he was..
    i think SOME humbleness is not bad for anyone

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    Isn't he ill?

    He's not exactly himself, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrancis View Post
    Isn't he ill?

    He's not exactly himself, I'm sure.
    Well he has had one (poss two) strokes and retrained himself to work left handed. so your right, he has been ill for a while.

    Like Andreas, I got a little of that feeling, even reading inserts in his books, which I also own. I used to even have the old Balentine glossy paper back books, but they were destroyed in a fire. but the inserts were a bit shaded in the self confident side of life. but, maybe its not the art part, remember, a lot of folks from the NE (especially old school), seemingly have that strong atmosphere about them. I dunno, just more food for thought.

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    He was a bit of a tough guy - probably had that attitude.

    There were fewer people like him at the time - plus anyone making illustrations of any kind, let alone fantasy art back then had to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder defending himself from the 'serious art world'

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