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Warren + Robbins + Frazetta = Vampirella


Arnie Fenner

Over the past few years I've written a fair bit about Frank Frazetta and some of the stories behind his work; today I thought I'd share a little more. Frank’s relationship with publisher James Warren began in 1964 and was both rewarding and, near its end, tempestuous—but in between he created some of his most popular and influential artworks. By my count he produced 30 covers for Warren's magazines Creepy, Eerie, Blazing Combat, and Vampirella,…

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The Phoenix Rises


Lisa Cyr

May 21, 2022 - I love to experiment with alternative tools and techniques in my painting practice, igniting the creative process. Using alternative tools, you can introduce unique markmaking into the pictorial environment. Hair combs, wok brushes, toothpicks, sticks, sponges and eyedroppers are just some of the tools I used to create an engaging tactile color field in which to pull out my subject. By making slight alterations to my working ground, I dramatically change the look of the work. The Phoenix Rises is a mixed-media painting that I recently did using a plethora of mediums, tools and approaches. It is about the phoenix rising from the ashes to bring about a rebirth of hope. Onto a gesso-primed Masonite working ground, I created a base texture from which…

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