This is just horrible, horrible news.  Legendary artist Frank Frazetta has passed away at the age of 82, as the result of a stroke.  Though fans hadn’t heard much from Frazetta in recent years, since strokes forced him to slow down on his art.  Still, the man overcame great obstacles, including previous strokes, and really is one of the most, if not the most, talented fantasy artist ever.

My dad is a huge fan of Frazetta, and raised me to appreciate his art.  Every painting he did was iconic, and his comic and movie poster work is as beautiful today as it was upon its initial release.  It’s a shame to lose such a legendary talent.