by Mike Hansen
Bleeding Cool says the original cover painting for Tintin in America just sold for $1.6 million, a new world record. To which I say – to my university art professor, who claimed “illustration” was not “art”: SUCK IT!
That same “teacher” criticized me for presenting the class with this classic Frank Frazetta cover:
The previous year, I had a much more open-minded art professor. For an assignment to replicate a masterwork using the same materials (I assume, to see if any students had a career in counterfeiting!), he let me do this instead:
I learned more from this assignment than from anything I did in art class the following year!
- Tintin comic cover fetches record price (abc.net.au)
- The epic on epic fantasy art of Frank Frazetta in its first UK retrospective (itsnicethat.com)
- Frank Frazetta’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Illustrations Make Middle Earth Metal (comicsalliance.com)
- Reprints in Review: The Real Frank Frazetta is in the “Funny Stuff” (comicsbeat.com)
- Discover The Funny Side Of Frank Frazetta (graphicpolicy.com)
- Frank Frazetta’s Lord of the Rings illustrations brought barbarian armor to Middle Earth [Lord Of The Rings] (io9.com)
- Frank Frazetta’s Lord of the Rings Artwork (eoghann.com)
- IDW Presents the Funny Side of Frank Frazetta (comicbooked.com)
- New Golden Age Revival: Thun’da (As In Frank Frazetta) (comicsbeat.com)
- Illustrations For The Lord Of The Rings By Frank Frazetta (neatorama.com)
- CORRECTED: Tintin comic book cover fetches record price at auction (expatica.com)