Monday, September 28, 2015

Frazetta Thoughts

I got out my camera and set it up on a tripod, adjusted the light and sound, then stepped in front of it to say a few words about Frazetta. Everything is spontaneous and rather heartfelt. If people like this I might do a few more on selected Frazetta topics. I hope it works properly. This is the first time I used the new uploading device on this site.

Thanks!

DocDAVE

12 comments:

  1. Dave thanks for posting this and also best of luck with your auctions. I won't lie...I was a little sad to hear you were selling some of this stuff...but I know and understand why. It's nice they will have new homes...and you are keeping the pieces which mean the most to you.

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  2. Dear Doc Dave,

    I enjoyed the video and hope you do more. Are you still planning on doing a Frazetta book after the auction? Is there a museum or university you will eventually donate your Frazetta research material too? Take care.

    Geoff

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  3. Everything is still up in the air at this point. There is much more to say!

    Dave

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  4. No, everything is going. I am just keeping my portrait. I will still be collecting in the future.

    Dave

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  5. As much as I enjoy Frazetta's work, I can't agree with your assessment that he eclipses all other pen and ink artists. Surely you've seen that Walter Jardine piece in Guptil's 1928 volume DRAWING IN PEN & INK (it seems Alfredo Alcala based his whole approach on Jardine). And Frank Godwin (who shared a studio with James Montgomery Flagg) was a stellar painter, book illustrator, AND comic strip artist ("Connie," "Rusty Riley"). Godwin's best pen and ink work surpassed Flagg's, and that's saying a lot! Fritz would have had a hard time beating his top pieces.

    It is fun to compare, though...

    Alec S.

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  6. I must disagree!! Hold a great Frazetta in your hands and there is nothing to compare it too. There is so much life and energy. It is transforming just to be in its presence. I have owned examples by every top illustrator over the past 50 years of collecting, and I have seen the great collections of Williamson, Krenkel, and others... also visited all the major museums... Frank comes in on top of the mountain!! Over the decades I sold everything else and kept Frazetta. They were the most satisfying and endlessly enriching.

    IMHO........DAVE

    Thanks, men of good will can agree to disagree...always.

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  7. I enjoyed the video very much! I enjoy the passion and the way you always express about art and more importantly, about Frazetta. I totally agree with you, Dave. Frazetta is the best pen and ink artist of the XX century and perhaps of all time IMO. The first time I saw a Frazetta piece was actually through one of his amazing ink drawings. His Canaveral Plates to be exact. My jaw dropped over how beautifully rendered and detailed everything was on those drawings and from there, I got totally hooked on Frazetta's art. I'm studying art and I draw a lot and Frank Frazetta is and always will be my #1 inspiration when it comes to creating art. Lookin forward to see more videos, Dave! Greetings from Mexico!

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  8. Thank you! We think alike!
    Bravo!!

    Thank you for the input.

    Dave

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  9. Love the video, Dave. More please.
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  10. Love the video, Dave. More please.

    fyi... to your blog readers: http://www.profilesinhistory.com/shop/
    You all can pre-order the Frazetta auction catalog now.

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  11. Thank you. I will be publishing one video each week until the auction. Lot of work, but still a lot of fun. My next video will ge on the cover illustration.

    Dave

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  12. You're most welcome, Dave.
    Awesome. Looking forward to more videos.

    Cover illustrations will be awesome. I own Weird Science #29—classic FF cover.

    (Sorry for the double entry. Can never figure out this blogging comment technology.)

    Per above, when you said "I will still be collecting in the future."
    I thought you were going to fully pack it in. However, it's difficult to get collecting out of the blood.

    I started collecting Frazetta (with other comic-related collectables) in the late 70s (prints, portfolios, etc, wasn't fortunate enough to own an original).
    Then I shelved the idea of collecting for years (1982 to 2015), then I'm back into it again just a few months ago.
    Perhaps there exist this craving to collect "flow of soul" images (?).

    I wouldn't be surprised if you picked up a Frazetta oil or 2 in the future : )

    mel from Canada


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