Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Frazetta's Lampoons!

Here is a simply outstanding cover from a 1971 issue of National Lampoon by the late great Frank Frazetta. The titillating sexism, the brutal violence, and the boneheaded racism often associated with the pulps is fully on display in this in-your-face piece.

And here is the original, with even more vivid sex on display. Aside from putting some fragments of clothing on the girl for the cover they also added a pith helmet to the man to (I guess) sell the notion of "great white hunter" more quickly. It worked.

Here's a 1972 cover by Frazetta, a very dramatic and eye-catching image.

This image is unusually emotional given its satirical intent. The suffering is all too realistic.

This is a very sexy 1973 Frazetta cover for Nat Lamp.

Here is the Ghoul Queen minus cover copy.

And here some preliminary artwork he did for the piece I found here.

This is a fantastic original from Frazetta for a 1971 Dracula spoof inside an issue of Lampoon I found here.

It serves as the bogus cover for a full spoof drawn by Neal Adams. You can check out the full story here.


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  1. I've never seen the 'Dragula' cover! I would like to see modern re-coloring of it.

  2. A lot of the great Nat Lamp material needs to be reprinted for modern audiences. The quality of the spoofs in those magazines could be quite fabulous.

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  3. This cover played a major role in my adolescence! Haven't seen it in a looong time! Thanks!


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