Welcome to the second edition of Frazetta Friday, an episodic series here onDoom Cycle where you’ll find yourselfcleaving the heads off your enemies, bending the will of huge beasts with dark incantations, climbing mountains of rotting flesh and splintered bone, and leaving behind heavy footprints filled with the blood of those who opposed you. Death! How sweet the scent! May your goals be fulfilled, your voluptuous queen left satisfied, and… Ahem.
Let’s start this episode off with Frazetta’s 1967 oil painting “The Sea Witch”, which some of you younger types will recognize as the cover for Wolfmother’s debut album. The band, who finally have a new album out next month, have also used his paintings on their singles and other assorted merchandise. Check ‘em out.
During the last installment I mentioned how influential Frazetta’s work was/is, but did you know that the skimpy iron-bikini Princess Leia wore in Return of the Jedi was inspired by Frank? Yes, it sure was (according to costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers). Makes sense now that you think about. Pretty cool!
See ya next time. I’m off to battle… a cold.