Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello Folks!

I've been chastised by a good friend & regular Blog visitor, for not updating in over a month?! He's right, of course.. Thanks for caring, Dave!
So here's a quickie post.. Another l'il Frazetta trinket, apropos of today's Valentine festivities: a quality image of Page Eight from Frazetta's 8-page romance story, entitled: "A Love Of My Own"..
I say "quality" image, because I spent many years looking for this story.. And I could never find a good version of it; and particularly, of this specific page. It's the elusive FIFTH romance story, which Russ Cochran chose not to include in his previously-mentioned 'UNTAMED LOVE' reprint, from the 1970's..
I first came across a lousy reprint of this story in Greg Theakston's 'PURE IMAGINATION' magazine.. More recently, it appeared in the only marginally-better reprint collection entitled: 'TELLING STORIES: The Comic Art of Frazetta'.. The linework in this version, is completely obliterated by loads of clumsy coloring!

The slew of at-size color photocopies I've come into, of late.. Allowed me to take Page 8 and clean it up a wee bit. Here's a detail of the middle panels, which allow you to see the fine pen work & lush brush washes of ink:
I had hoped to make this a post of my own artwork.. But Life has been quite hectic, lately! I'm hoping that it won't be another month, before I can update this Blog again..
Thanks for visiting & TTY'all again, real soon!


Dominic Bugatto said...

I never get tired of seeing this kind of stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Hope all's well.

Cheers, Dom

Suzanne Dargie said...

Hectic...yes! If we end up visiting Holland, it's going to be even MORE hectic!

Kieron O'Gorman said...

Wow, I had no idea Frazetta did romances! Cool!