Monday, February 6, 2012

Creator: Hal Foster


Hal Foster's Influence on Frank Frazetta

Hal Foster's Tarzan daily comic strips, from January and February 1929, were reprinted as a book, The Illustrated Tarzan Book #1, published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1929. The book can be viewed at Golden Age Comic Book Stories. Frank Frazetta's art was in the first issue of Thun'da, King of the Congo, which was published in 1952.

Select panels from Tarzan and Prince Valiant are followed by panels from either Thun'da or Frazetta book covers. The panels show either similar compositions or concepts.



HANGING ON A BRANCH




Tarzan, daily 30



Tarzan and the Lost Empire


Thun'da, Gods of the Jungle, page 6




Tarzan, daily 21


Tarzan, daily 26


Tarzan, daily 43


Thun'da, Monsters from the Mists, page 1



Tarzan, daily 37


Thun'da, King of the Lost Lands, page 6



WALKING ON A BRANCH


Tarzan, daily 37



Thun'da, Monsters from the Mists, page 6



POINTING


Tarzan, daily 25



Tarzan, daily 47



Thun'da, Monsters from the Mists, page 7



LASSOED



Tarzan, daily 26


Thun'da, King of the Lost Lands, page 8


FIGHTING AN ANIMAL



Tarzan, daily 44


Thun'da, Monsters from the Mists, page 5



Tarzan, daily 25


Tarzan at the Earth's Core



MONSTER



Prince Valiant, December 25, 1937


Thun'da, Gods of the Jungle, page 5



(Frazetta's high school; next post on Tuesday: Charles Dickens)

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