Frank Frazetta Cover Art for High Times #57 (May, 1980)

High Times #57 May 1980

Frazetta Mothman 1980

John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecies (1975) popularized what several witnesses described as a man-sized, winged creature with glowing red eyes sighted in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during 1966 and 1967. As far as I know, this is the only Mothman illustration Frazetta did, so I’m not sure what the “Exclusive Frazetta Inside!” refers to.

A 12-foot tall Mothman statue was unveiled in Point Pleasant in 2002, and appears to be based on Frazetta’s dramatic rendering more than actual eyewitness accounts.

High Times, as you might have guessed, is “the definitive resource for all things marijuana.”

5 Responses to “Frank Frazetta Cover Art for <em>High Times</em> #57 (May, 1980)”

  1. 1 narvo November 25, 2015 at 12:24 am

    That Mothman Prophecies movie (2002) was weeeeirrrd. It wasn’t like anything really happened in the movie, but afterwards it like, lingered. It still pops up in my mind every now and then.

    • 2 2W2N November 25, 2015 at 12:44 am

      The movie was based on Keel’s book, and it’s the reason city funds were released to pay for the statue, which was originally supposed to be much bigger, and the eyes were supposed to light up. There’s a Mothman Museum across the street.

    • 3 GreasyMcGrimace December 16, 2015 at 2:36 am

      Me too, for some reason that movie lingered with me as well. I think about it for some reason every so often

  2. 4 HBKnight November 25, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Frazetta is my all-time favorite and my wife is from Pt. Pleasant (I’m from across the river) so this piece of art is special to me. Saw a replication of it at the EMP Museum in Seattle this summer. Fun fact: Pt. Pleasant also has an annual Mothman Festival, with a 5K run and a Miss Mothman pageant.

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