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Dad at the Society
posted: October 12, 2007
Dig the dagger highlight in her sunglasses!...
Randy Enos has put together a show at the Society of Illustrators called Maestros of the Silver Age, that features illustrators from the 30s through the 50s , among them my dad, Norm Saunders, who painted pulp magazine covers as well as bubblegum cards like Mars Attacks, Batman and Wacky Packs.

The painting Randy included was "The Murdering Kind!" from Detective Tales. Dad would be so proud to see his painting on the walls of the Society ... I know I was. But if you want to check it out you better hurry: the show comes down after tomorrow.

Dad, who died in 1989 at the age of 82, had no idea that anyone even knew he existed, let alone that there were fans of his pulp covers and bubblegum cards. You can see him nearly brought to tears in a videotaped conversation in Jamie MacDonald's documentary, Pulp Fiction Art : Cheap Thrills and Painted Nightmares, when  Dad describes how he felt when he discovered how much people liked his work when he was a guest at the one and only Pulp Convention he ever attended, in the early 80s.
Another pulp painting by Dad....
Mom posing for the laboratory picture....
That's me, helping out in a reference photo with Dad....
To bring back some of the good ol' times for JD, Destroying a Dog from the Mars Attacks bubblegum card series....
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