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Chance Encounter, Wish You Were Here


Steven Belledin

After I'd handed in Yusri, Fortune's Flame, I was asked to do a second painting featuring Yusri, my current favorite fire demon. This time, he was meant to be pulling a woman out of the rubble of a collapsed building. The woman would be unscathed and there needed to be some indication of connection between them as though the ifrit were recognizing his lucky equal somehow. Given the requirements of the assignment, I decided that…

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A Little Frazetta Conan History


Arnie Fenner

June 21, 2021 - Above left: Roy G. Krenkel [1918-1983] Above right: Frank Frazetta [1928-2010] Over the last few months I've been going through my studio archives, such as they are, to ferret out bits and pieces to help some friends with a project they're working on (which, unfortunately, I can't discuss at the moment). During the search I came across transcripts of my conversations with various artists from years past buried in the files, including several with Roy Krenkel and Frank Frazetta talking about Frank's first Conan paperback cover. The interview with Krenkel was intended for one of the amateur magazines I was publishing way back when but was never completed (there was no email, no SmartPhones, and long-distance phone calls were expensive, something along the lines of $1 a minute if memory serves); the conversation with Frazetta…

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