Members Of KISS, MANOWAR And RAINBOW Pay Tribute To Legendary Artist KEN KELLY

Members of KISS, MANOWAR, RAINBOW and ANTHRAX are among the many musicians who’ve paid tribute to Ken Kelly, one of the vital profitable fantasy artists of all time, who died on Thursday (June 2) on the age of 76.

Authentic KISS drummer Peter Criss wrote on his website: “I’m heartbroken to listen to of the passing of my expensive good friend Ken Kelly. He was a tremendous man and expertise. A delicate, sort, humorous honorable man. A person of integrity and beauty. I beloved him a lot. His artwork work graced the duvet of two of our iconic albums. He introduced out the tremendous heros in us. He’ll dwell on by way of his unimaginable work. My prayers and love exit to his household and followers. Could he relaxation in peace with the Lord. God Bless, Peter Criss“.

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio mentioned in a press release: “Deeply saddened by the passing of the nice Ken Kelly. He was a large and can dwell endlessly by way of his artwork and the reminiscences he left with those that acquired to know him. I’ll always remember our years collectively. Condolences to his household. RIP, Ken. Valhalla awaits you.”

RAINBOW chief Ritchie Blackmore mentioned about Kelly: “He was a really good man. Very straightforward to work with. I gave him a easy thought, which he changed into a magical image. He shall be significantly missed. RIP Ken Kelly“.

Over Kelly‘s 50-plus-year profession, he has targeted specifically on work within the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres.

Early in his profession, he was in a position to research the work of Frank Frazetta within the latter’s studio, however Frazetta by no means let loose his commerce secrets and techniques. Within the early Nineteen Seventies, he did a few cowl work for Fort Of Frankenstein journal. All through the Nineteen Seventies, he was one of many foremost cowl artists on Warren Publishing‘s Creepy and Eerie magazines.

Kelly has depicted Conan The Barbarian and Tarzan whereas additionally creating the paintings for KISS‘s “Destroyer” and “Love Gun”, RAINBOW‘s “Rising”, a number of albums from MANOWAR, and Ace Frehley‘s “House Invader” report.

His work usually portrayed unique, enchanted locales and primal battlefields. He developed the paintings for COHEED AND CAMBRIA‘s album “Good Apollo, I am Burning Star IV, Quantity Two: No World for Tomorrow”, and a portray of his was used as the duvet artwork for ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY‘s 2007 launch “Open Hearth”. In 2012, considered one of Kelly‘s work was used for the duvet of ELECTRIC MAGMA‘s 12-inch vinyl launch “Canadian Samurai II”.

Kelly has been a visitor on the Kiss By Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas, Nevada, doing autograph signings of prints for the traditional KISS albums he has drawn cowl paintings for.

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