The art world will surely miss Frank Frazetta, the iconic fantasy artist who passed away yesterday. Known for his musclebound warriors, buxom women and terrifying creatures, Frazetta was one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century and has spawned legions of imitators. Because he is no longer with us, the question that has tantalized millions of followers will now, sadly, remain unanswered. And that question is: “What if Frazetta had created the comic strip ‘The Family Circus‘ instead of Bil Keane?”
Okay, maybe it’s a question that nobody has ever asked. But that’s the job of the visionary, right? To ask those kind of questions? Since a Frazetta ‘Circus’ will never happen, I have taken the liberty of mashing up Frazetta’s art with Keane’s captions. You’re very welcome.