The fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta has died. I came to know and admire his work because it appeared on the cover of Conan paperbacks. The words in those books mattered more to me than the images on their outsides, but Frazetta possessed a powerful vision that influenced my mental picture of Conan and his world. Has there ever been a better match of artist and author than Frazetta and Conan-creator Robert E. Howard?
From time to time, I’ve thought about trying to write an appreciation of Frazetta, but I haven’t gotten around to it. About four years ago, however, I did write an article on Howard and Conan.