Thursday, March 29, 2012
Frank Frazetta's Barsoom
For Disney's feature film version of John Carter, the first biggest costuming challenge was the lack of costuming to be found on the novel's characters. The second was the enduring influence of legendary painter Frank Frazetta. Born in New York in 1928, he was already enrolled in the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts by the age of eight. At 15 he began working as an illustrator in comics, and broke out as a painter in 1964. His penchant was for fantasy settings and his book covers defined the look of Conan, John Carter and Tarzan for generations. Presented here is a sampling of some of his work depicting Barsoom.