Monday, May 10, 2010

So Long, Fantasy Man

Word on the street is that Frank Frazetta died today. If you don't know who he is, he's an American illustrator who revolutionized the look of science fiction and fantasy book covers (think Conan the Barbarian or The Pathfinder*). He's not my very favorite artist or anything--his ladies are distractingly lusty and he sometimes pilfered ideas from Howard Pyle (Pyle vs. Frazetta). But he did do some great work, and it's always sad to see a talent pass on.

Also, can I just say how glad I am that I took those History of Illustration classes so that I know about all these neglected illustrators? If I were ever to get a Masters in art history, that would be my focus. Anyway. Educate yourselves on Frank Frazetta, won't you? Soon you'll start seeing his influence when you're at the library.

Or if you don't want to educate yourselves, you can just look at these favorites of mine.

*Okay, I know these are both movies, but hello, they are both moving** Frazetta paintings.

**Moving as in "brought to life", not "evoking sentimental feelings". Although the beginning of Conan always made me scared sad.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

It's that time again...

...time to go to Disneyland! It was so worth standing at a door at the Scera theater for an hour saying "Enjoy the show!" to get free tickets.

See how we are staring off into the distance that is California. Soon we will be there! Like in two weeks! Huzzah!