The Ominous Octopus

Sunday, November 18, 2012

LI'l Abner By Frank Frazetta

For a time, Frank Frazetta drew the comic strip "Li'l Abner"

And in this particular strip, he drew Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe used to turn up a lot in comics. You'd see her in things like MAD back then. And sometimes they'd just draw a girl that looked like her without saying it was actually her.
They did that with Bettie Page, too.
Frazetta sometimes drew himself into the Li'l Abner strip as well:

Frazetta's girls were distinctively different from Al Capp's:
Al Capp drew girls with broad shoulders and narrow hips, something you see a lot in old comics. Frazetta drew girls with a big "Bottom".  He actually was much better at drawing girls than Al Capp.  
Although I think that one looks a little funny.
Frazetta Art From Li'l Abner:
Frazetta Art Pin-Up Files:
Frank Frazetta Museum ( Official Site ):
Li'l Abner.com ( Official Site Of The Comic Strip ):

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