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Frank Frazetta Battlestar Galactica Poster Art
Written by Marcel Damen   
Sunday, 23 August 2009

Frank Frazetta is a fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for work in comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, record-album covers, and other media. Frank Frazetta made several paintings for Battlestar Galactica which were later used on the covers of the Battlestar Galactica fiction novels. It's unknown if he was hired to just do poster art or if his paintings were really used as concept art for both the pilot as the series.


Frank Frazetta's Battlestar Galactica art 'Count Iblis'

Frank Frazetta's Battlestar Galactica art "Count Iblis"


Frank Frazetta's figures, costumes and the crafts aren't true to the filmed Battlestar Galactica material, hence why I assume his art was actually real concept art, made BEFORE all was filmed, rather than poster art made AFTER all was filmed. The "Count Iblis" painting above sort of proves that theory since it was painted halfway through the season and shows Apollo, Starbuck and Sheba in much tighter costumes as seen on screen and an image of Count Iblis that might have been served as a concept sketch for this character. If it was made to promote the "War of the Gods" episode it would have resembled the characters more (as we see on other Battlestar Galactica poster art by Robert Tanenbaum and John Solie; the Cylon Basestar on John Solie's poster was even changed to match the screen used version better).


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