|Conan the Adventurer, 1966, Frank Frazetta. The original artwork, but not the original book. Conan became a barbarian in the years to follow only after the comic books |
and the movie industry got their hands on the "swashbuckling" hero.
|Frank Frazetta, Self-portrait|
|Arnold Swartzenegger's handsome, movie star countenance in no way measured up to that drawn by Frank Frazetta for the series of Robert Howard books beginning in 1966.|
|He Avenged in 1968|
|Conan conquered in 1967.|
|Frazetta's first published character, "Snowman."|
|Even in Capp's Dogpatch U.S.A., super heroes were Frazetta's specialty.|
|However, Frazetta and his fantasy art |
were perfect for 1970s hard rock music.
|Frazetta seems an odd choice for|
a 1966 British boy band.
|John T. Quinn III, no doubt influenced by Frazetta, suggests what Disney Studios might have done had they managed to capture the Conan movie franchise.|