Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Tribute to Norman Saunders

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Richard Robinson posted info yesterday on The Broken Bullhorn about a very cool book devoted to the art of Norman Saunders. He even provided a link to the book's official site, where you can see thumbnails of all 368 pages.

Well! This naturally put me in a Norman Saunders frame of mind, so I pulled out a few pulps and slapped them on the scanner. Here's the result:

 

  

 


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11 comments:

Laurie said...

Nice covers. I haven't looked yet, but I have a feeling the book is the one that his son put out a few years ago. If anyone wants to read more about Norman Saunders, I interviewed his son David a few months ago. Here's the URL:
http://lauriepowerswildwest.blogspot.com/2009/10/life-with-pulp-icon-interview-with.html

Evan Lewis said...

Yep! That's the book.

Richard Robinson said...

Wish I'd known about that interview, Laurie, I'd have mentioned it in the review. I'll go back and ad a footnote.

Richard Robinson said...

Done.

Laurie said...

There is still a lot of interest in Norman Saunders - my interview with David still generates a lot of hits. David has done a tremendous job of keeping his father's legacy alive - the book is proof of that. Thanks for the link.

Richard Robinson said...

It's really an excellent interview! I just wanted to create an awareness of the book, which I got for Christmas. Your piece goes far over and above. Very good indeed!

Richard Prosch said...

Hey! Great stuff, Dave and Laurie. I never knew Saunders' name before today --what a treasure.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Circa 1958-59 I had some Wild West trading cards that I think were painted by Saunders, but have never seen any reference to them, not even in Non-Sports Cards magazine. Anyone know the ones I'm talking about?

Evan Lewis said...

On normansaunders.com, Cap'n, there's a great set of Civil War cards from 1961.
Look here:
http://normansaunders.com/CvlWar%2C01.html

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I have them, or have seen them. Forget which. Very nice but not the Wild West set I once collected.

Anonymous said...

HI,
Nice to see Norman Saunders work.
I am new to your blog and will look in often.
Thanks
Vince