Steve Thomas


I was inspired by where Mr. Frazetta grew up for this piece. A simple upbringing surrounded by an urban jungle that spawned some of the greatest fantasy artworks of all time. I drew on some of his warmer color palettes with a strong composition that, I think, is epic in its own way.

My submission is reminiscent of the travel art that appeared around the same time Mr. Frazetta was born. I incorporated a bit of whimsy with the large lizard atop the Brooklyn Bridge, similar to those that appear in numerous Frazetta paintings, as well as one of his more popular characters: The Death Dealer. If you look closely you can see the Dealer shedding a single tear.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and for curating such a wonderful show.

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas is a self-taught artist who has been creating art since he could pick up a crayon. He works in digital and traditional mediums and sometimes combines the two. A lot of his influences (outside of Frank Frazetta) come from pop and poster art from the early-to-mid 20th century with a focus on the retro futuristic. Outside of family life and work, he fills any spare time with his business, Steve Thomas Art & Illustration. His style ranges from graphic to painterly.