You’ll recall that last week it was announced that Frank Frazetta was suing Vanguard Productions for $2 million, claiming the upcoming Frazetta retrospective, FRAZETTA THE DEFINITE REFERENCE, was unauthorized. Vanguard sent out an email saying they were too busy to respond publicly at the moment, but directed readers to this blog post by Frazetta scholar David Winiewicz :
It started as an idea in the mind of James Bond (Yes, that is his real name). James is a longtime fan and collector of Frazetta’s work and he had the dream to assemble a comprehensive and definitive index to the voluminous published works of Frank Frazetta. He worked quietly for many years, compiling mountains of data for inclusion in the book. He went to several fantasy and science-fiction fan conventions and “talked up” the project. As fate would have it, I had also been keeping a growing index devoted to Frazetta. James and I met and decided to merge our efforts. James and I met with Ellie Frazetta at the Frazetta Museum and presented her a rough copy of the index.