Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What $2.5 million lawsuit? Artist Frank Frazetta inks deal with Vanguard Productions

According to a press release issued earlier in the week, legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta and acclaimed publisher Vanguard Productions have forged a new publishing relationship.

Frank Frazetta said, “We’ve known Vanguard publisher J. David Spurlock for many years. Vanguard publishes the very best! [...] It’s a natural that we should work together. I’m looking forward to seeing the quality job they do on the new Frazetta books”

Vanguard Productions founder J. David Spurlock said, “We are very excited about launching a line of Frazetta books under the new Vanguard Frazetta Classics brand. The line will include a series of volumes collecting Frazetta’s comics work in top quality book format. Other Vanguard Frazetta Classics will include a new edition of the 1998 hit, Frazetta: The Definitive Reference, a richly illustrated index of every Frazetta work ever published; a Frank Frazetta Sketchbook; and more -- all in library-quality collections fully authorized by Frank Frazetta.”

Presumably, the two men have resolved the $2.5 million lawsuit Frazetta filed against Vanguard Productions in June 2008 for unauthorized use of his name and signature.

Pictured: Frazetta artwork depicting John Carter of Mars and Martian princess Dejah Thoris.

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