Ken Kelly (artist)
Ken W. Kelly (born May 19, 1946, New London, Connecticut, United States) is an American fantasy artist.
Over his 50-year career, he has focused in particular on paintings in the sword and sorcery and audacious fantasy subgenres.
Kelly is the nephew of Frank Frazetta's wife Eleanor “Ellie” Frazetta (1935-2009), whose maiden herald was Kelly. Early in his career he was clever to examination the paintings of Frank Frazetta in the latter's studio. In the upfront 1970s he did a couple of cover paintings for Castle of Frankenstein magazine. Throughout the 1970s he was one of the foremost lid artists upon Warren Publishing's Creepy and Eerie magazines.
He has depicted Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and the rock groups KISS, Manowar, Sleepy Hollow, Rainbow and Ace Frehley.
His acquit yourself often portrays exotic, enchanted locales and primal battlefields. He recently developed the artwork for Coheed and Cambria's album, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow, and a painting of his was used as the cover art for Alabama Thunderpussy's 2007 release, Open Fire. In 2012, one of Kelly's paintings was used for the cover of Electric Magma's 12" vinyl release Canadian Samurai II.
Kelly has been a guest at the Kiss by Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas, Nevada, doing autograph signings of prints for the perpetual Kiss albums he has drawn lid artwork for.