|Take that Rockwell! (Norman...not Sam)|
I eventually gave a way my Garbage Pail Kids...but I still have the Wacky Packs cards, and Norman Saunders painted more than just a few of them.
Despite having a distinctive style, a publishing record in the thousands and an indelible mark on pop culture, Norman Saunders, like so many great illustrators, never got the respect he deserved outside of his peers and fans of his work. In 2009, his son, artist and pulp historian David Saunders put together the monograph that his father had always deserved. This is no minor task as pulp painting originals as well as the magazines and paperbacks they were printed on have become very rare and highly collectible. And, I'm happy to say that I finally got my hands on a copy of one. (On a funny side note, one of the postcards inside the book was for a collector offering rewards for Saunders' originals.)
|Remember to R.S.V.P!|
|I know, I know: Frazetta = Conan. But this is still a first.|
|I would've gone to more carnivals if this was the prize instead of an off-color stuffed Pink Panther.|
|Not sure this is Saunders, but couldn't resist.|