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Connections: Frank Frazetta and Drazen Kovacevic

Some might call this a swipe; others, an homage. But would anybody in their right mind dare to claim that the following two paintings are similar by mere happenstance? I sure hope not…

Either way, swipe or homage, Frazetta’s virtuoso draftsmanship, effortless skill at composition, and expressive paint handling make Kovacevic’s anemic cover-version look like the work of a rank amateur. Or, to put it another way, every change Kovacevic makes to Frazetta’s original is for the worse.

Keywords: The Rider, La Roue, Burroughs Bulletin.