Frank Frazetta Family At Peace… For Now

Frank Frazetta Family At Peace… For Now

Vangaurd Productions has received the following statement;

Frank Frazetta is pleased to announce that all of the litigation surrounding his family and his art has been resolved. All of Frank's children will now be working together as a team to promote his remarkable collection of images that has inspired people for decades. Frank wishes to thank all of his fans around the world for their loyal and enthusiastic support since the passing of his beloved wife of over 50 years, Ellie Frazetta.

All of Frank Frazetta's art and intellectual property is owned by Frazetta Properties, LLC. Mr. Frazetta's management team, Robert Pistella and Stephen Ferzoco, continue as the exclusive representatives for all art related sales, licensing, and marketing. Frank, his four children and his management team are thrilled to put any past differences behind them and look forward to working together as a family to preserve and promote the art and legacy of one of America's great artists.

CBS reports that charges against Frank Frazetta Jr of theft will be dropped and the Pocono Record who has covered this case in depth, describes the federal mediation that was undertaken to reach this point.

This may bring to a mysterious end one of the more bizarre moments in comics. Where the family of Frank Frazetta divided against each other, over who had the right to sell and market the work of the world renowned fantasy illustrator. With allegations of theft, kidnap and abuse from all sides, court cases were launched, candle-lit vigils were held and the Ghost of Ellie blog (now deleted) providing riotous commentary from the Frank Frazetta Jr side.

Interesting wrinkles of late include a burglary at Frank Frazetta Sr's home, in which a photo of Ellie Frazetta was placed on his desk and  a new court case over the use of a army-donated Death Dealer statue last week that saw the  court challenged to discover whether or not Frank Frazetta was being held against his will.

With all this bad feeling still in the air, why do I feel that this is not the end… but a new beginning.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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