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Great Space & Pulp Art by Norman Saunders


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Damsels in serious distress, all over the far reaches of time and space

Norman Saunders (1907-1989) was one of these old school pulp art masters of the 1930s-1950s who could paint realistic and fantastic scenes with equal enthusiasm and unfailing professionalism. The scarcely-clad ladies on his pulp covers were invariably beguiling, fetching, and beautiful - but seemed to be stuck in a pretty standard state of distress that no hero could reliably rectify from one pulp issue to another.


(image credit: Norman Saunders)


This is one seriously intense artwork, combining space adventure and zombie-like horror in one delicious frame. I don't think that it appeared on DRB so far in any of our space and pulp art compilations. Here are a few other interesting scenes, some are way back from 1939:




(bottom image: "Marvel Stories", 1939, via)


You can see many other examples of Norman Saunders work at this extensive gallery.


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Anonymous Lightscribe said...

Those were the days... Full of Buck Rogers and eternal optimism...

How I miss all that... :)

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Blogger Portland 182 said...

The painting with the giant bird is actualy earlier! It's from Mystery Adventure Magazine June 1936

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