Bob's ART du Jour

Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at and ENJOY!!

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Location: New England, United States

I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

Bob Eggleton, Frank Frazetta, Ron Walotsky, circa 1997
I am not sure what can can said more about Frank Frazetta. His very name defined "fantasy art". There was Frazetta and then, there were the rest of us. He was his own catagory. His visions showed us a dynamic world, where "illustration" truly became undeniably "fine art". I remember an interview at an "Art School" circa 1978 and the question was "So who is an artist you admire...BESIDES Frank Frazetta?" with some dismissiveness. I always resented that, because here was a man who was not only a brilliant draughtsman and painter, but also lived his dream and showed many of us it was okay to think those amazing, fantastic ideas and draw them. I had the honor of meeting the man in 1997, along with my late friend Ron Walotsky. Ron so aptly titled this picture "Frank Frazetta and Two Guys". It was really true because we felt we were meeting a god of art. And as it turned out, he was a real sweet guy full of kind words for both of us. Frank leaves us a legacy of the fantastic that, will always take it's place at the top.


Blogger Mair said...

Nice piece, Bob. He was a giant for sure...

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