"The late Frank Frazetta was the reigning king of fantasy, science fiction and horror illustration. In the mid sixties, he was mainly working as a freelance illustrator, creating countless covers for fantasy paperbacks, covers for the Warren horror magazines Creepy and Eerie, and occasionally doing work for MAD magazine. One of his MAD illustrations, a portrait of Ringo Starr for a back cover parody ad, caught the attention of an an art director at United Artists who hired him to create the poster art for their new comedy "What’s New Pussycat". For FF, a new (and lucrative) career was born. He later mentioned in an interview that he was paid $5000 for the job, ‘A whole years pay, earned in one afternoon.’"
[via Drew Friedman]