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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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Where it all begins…


Julian Totino Tedesco

May 20, 2022 - Working on the sketches is definitely one of my favorites steps in the creation of a cover. It's also, I believe, the most important. As I love seeing other artists doodles and sketches, I thought of sharing some of mine, in the hope that others would enjoy it too. Plus, it's a nice excuse to show some of those sketches that weren't picked up and couldn't see the light. To me, it all starts with my beloved sketchbook. Whether a commercial assignment or a personal illustration, it always begins with a doodle. I have taken the habit to sketch quite small, for two main reasons: First, I need to let the ideas flow and not get stuck by technical aspects, and second, because if the composition works on a thumbnail, it will definitely work bigger.…

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