One of the iconic fantasy artists of all time died a few days ago, aged 82.
Anybody who read fantasy books during the last 50 years could hardly be unaware of him, or his influence on the field of fantasy art.
Maybe 10 years ago a customer of mine who collected original fantasy art obtained Frazetta’s home phone number from an art dealer he knew. Initially reluctant to phone him, he plucked up courage and made the call to the USA and found himself talking to Ellie, his wife, who merely said to this strangely-accented Scotsman phoning out of the blue, ‘You want to speak to Frank? Hang on, I’ll get him.’ And they proceded to have a long conversation, although who knows what Frazetta made of it!
So, one admirer, at least, felt his hero lived up to his hopes!
Well done, Frank.
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Transreal Fiction is a shop dedicated to selling science fiction, fantasy & related books, together with a limited selection of other merchandise.But really, it’s about books. Transreal Fiction opened in April 1997 in Cowgatehead and moved to it’s present location nearby in June 2011. The owner, Mike Calder, first sold sf & f books many years ago and has worked in the business either part- or full-time since. For years he also had a respectable job as well, but that’s another story…
The shop is named after the term coined by Rudy Rucker to describe his fiction and I thought it an apt name for a shop specialising in speculative fiction. And, in case you’re wondering, yes, Rudy Rucker was happy to allow me to use of the term as a name for my shop.
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