THIS MONTHS FEATURED ARTIST
By the 1980s Frank Frazetta's fame was all encompassing. He was essentially the fantasy artist that everyone wanted. Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Sylvester Stallone all commissioned works for their various movie projects. Princess Leia Organa's "metal bikini" costume in "Return of the Jedi" was inspired by Frazetta's artwork according to costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Other people knocking on Frazetta's door included Francis Ford Copolla, Marlon Brando, Sandra Loche, Dino De Laurentiis, Tom Laughlin, Patrick Duffy, Charleton Heston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Orson Welles, Cher, Dick Clark and John & Bo Derek (Frazetta did their corporate logo for their corporate logo "Svengali").
In 1983 Frank Frazetta was given creative control for the animated movie "Fire and Ice" (produced by Ralph Bakshi). Most of the characters and the plot was Frazetta's doing, but the movie was a commercial disappointment as the animation technology at the time was raw at best and the public was more interested in Star Wars at the time.
Frazetta's artwork also graced the covers of record albums. Molly Hatchet's first two albums feature "The Death Dealer" and "Dark Kingdom" respectively. Dust's album "Hard Attack" features the painting "Snow Giants", rock group Nazareth used "The Brain" for their 1977 album "Expect No Mercy" and Frazetta created new artwork that appeared on "Buddy Bought The Farm" by horror band "The Dead Elvi". More recently the band Wolfmother used "The Sea Witch" as the cover for their self-titled debut album used other Frazetta paintings for the covers of their singles and for some of their merchandise. In the late 1980s he was commissioned to paint the cover to "Battlefield Earth", written by L. Ron Hubbard.