Y’know what’s wild? That “barbarian painter” was an actual job for a while there. Someone could earn a living mostly from detailed paintings of ‘roided up duded with axes and their heavy-bosomed rescuees. “Great work this month, Ken. Love the nipple armor on her, and the veins on his arms really pop!”
Anyway, that era is gone, but the paintings of Ken Kelly endure.
Ken Kelly was an American painter and illustrator, and incidentally a relative of painter Frank Frazetta by marriage. Kelly was known for his paintings of Edgar Rice Burroughs characters like Conan the Barbarian (lots of Conan) and Tarzan, but also worked with bands like KISS, and even Coheed and Cambria.
- These trading cards are vintage stock and were produced in 1992 by FPG.
- Because of their age, cards may stick together and slightly degrade the print. (Gently flex the cards with your hand before opening to help with this.)
- Each sealed pack comes with 10 random cards, and there are 90 cards in the complete set.
- Chase cards include rare “Barbarian Hologram” cards.