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Norman Saunders
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:46:59 PM »
Norman Saunders

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 12:21:04 AM »
Norman Saunders
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 06:26:45 AM »
You said it, brutha!

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 08:23:29 AM »
Even before Wacky's Norm was an master illustrator. The book that his son David Saunders put out on Norm enlighten me to what a GREAT AMERICAN ARTIST Norm was. Wackys were just the clincher in his long storied career. AMEN!

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 09:44:31 PM »
Hey guys,

Norm's wife is from the same town in Nebraska as I am.  I learned this when I sent David Saunders a Topps candy box flat that Norm's artwork appeared on, so he could have it for his family archives.  Apparently, when David was growing up, the Saunders family would visit that Nebraska town for a time every year.

Beyond that, when Norm retired, he spent his last years living in my hometown and was buried there after his death.  As a Wacky Packages fan, it's odd to think I might have seen him during my late teens, but only recognized him as a stranger, an old gentleman I did not know, and not the creator of so many of my favorie childhood stickers. Someone who I would have certainly wanted to speak to.

I know a lot of music and literature fans will visit the resting place of their idols.  I was considering doing the same, with regards to Norm.  He is buried in my hometown, and I visit every summer.  I always endeavor to be respectful, but would it be morbid to visit Norm's tombstone?  Or take a photo?  Is that taking fascination with an artist too far?   
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 10:19:21 PM »
I always endeavor to be respectful, but would it be morbid to visit Norm's tombstone?  Or take a photo?  Is that taking fascination with an artist too far?   

Nah, stick a Wacky on his stone. He seems like the kind of guy who would have got a kick out of it.

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 10:52:58 PM »
Nah, stick a Wacky on his stone. He seems like the kind of guy who would have got a kick out of it.

I was actually thinking about leaving a pack of Old School there...
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 03:48:35 AM »
I would say the same, I'm sure a Old School sticker. Oddly enough my family would visit NYC for the summer in the late 7o's and would stay 4 blocks from Norms home in NYC. Back when I was a kid I would walk around all the Brownstones in the area so who knows how close i was to him.

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 09:22:40 AM »
Hey guys,

Norm's wife is from the same town in Nebraska as I am.  I learned this when I sent David Saunders a Topps candy box flat that Norm's artwork appeared on, so he could have it for his family archives.  Apparently, when David was growing up, the Saunders family would visit that Nebraska town for a time every year.

Beyond that, when Norm retired, he spent his last years living in my hometown and was buried there after his death.  As a Wacky Packages fan, it's odd to think I might have seen him during my late teens, but only recognized him as a stranger, an old gentleman I did not know, and not the creator of so many of my favorie childhood stickers. Someone who I would have certainly wanted to speak to.

I know a lot of music and literature fans will visit the resting place of their idols.  I was considering doing the same, with regards to Norm.  He is buried in my hometown, and I visit every summer.  I always endeavor to be respectful, but would it be morbid to visit Norm's tombstone?  Or take a photo?  Is that taking fascination with an artist too far?   

What city in Nebraska? Sorry I haven't read his biography yet. Just curious how close it is to me.

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 01:26:54 PM »
a fantastic Pulp cover painting by norm from 1938

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 01:29:35 PM »
And a less well known one from 1950, love the blood on the knife (Or raspberry filling, whatever the case may be)

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 10:12:53 PM »
I dont know what to say.  Norm was an amazing artist and the best ever wacky painter.

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2010, 08:40:55 PM »
Here are a couple of Norman Saunder pieces coming up for auction in May.

 
Whip of Death, Black Book Detective cover - January 1936
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Black Book Detective cover - April 1937
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2010, 08:54:05 PM »
holy smokes, I WISH!
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2010, 12:34:46 PM »
I dont know what to say.  Norm was an amazing artist and the best ever wacky painter.
This man knows what he is talking about! ;)
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »
The book that his son David did was amazing! It truly showed his beautiful drawings and paintings

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2010, 09:02:30 AM »
While visiting my hometown two weeks ago, my brother and I endeavored to track down the final resting place of Norman Saunders, and we managed to do so.  It's odd to think he spent the last few years of his life in the small town I grew up in.  

With care, I temporarily placed a few Flashback stickers around his stone, to mark the endurance of his Wacky Packages work, and also laid down an Old School display box, to mark how his work continues to inspire.  

My beloved grandparents were only a couple hundred feet to the west of the Saunders', and this journey to find Mr Saunders gave me reason to visit them as well.  It was quite an afternoon.  

Though I hesitated at first, I'm hoping that by sharing these two photos I took, no disrespect is felt - as none is intended.  






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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2010, 09:06:42 AM »
While visiting my hometown two weeks ago, my brother and I endeavored to track down the final resting place of Norman Saunders, and we managed to do so.  It's odd to think he spent the last few years of his life in the small town I grew up in.  

With care, I temporarily placed a few Flashback stickers around his stone, to mark the endurance of his Wacky Packages work, and also laid down an Old School display box, to mark how his work continues to inspire.  

My beloved grandparents were only a couple hundred feet to the west of the Saunders', and this journey to find Mr Saunders gave me reason to visit them as well.  It was quite an afternoon.  

Though I hesitated at first, I'm hoping that by sharing these two photos I took, no disrespect is felt - as none is intended.  







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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2010, 09:16:14 AM »
Does anyone know if the PDF file that was being kept of all of David Saunders stories about his dad including artwork from the other forum had been updated and where can we get a copy?

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2010, 10:06:23 AM »
While visiting my hometown two weeks ago, my brother and I endeavored to track down the final resting place of Norman Saunders, and we managed to do so.  It's odd to think he spent the last few years of his life in the small town I grew up in.  

With care, I temporarily placed a few Flashback stickers around his stone, to mark the endurance of his Wacky Packages work, and also laid down an Old School display box, to mark how his work continues to inspire.  

My beloved grandparents were only a couple hundred feet to the west of the Saunders', and this journey to find Mr Saunders gave me reason to visit them as well.  It was quite an afternoon.  

Though I hesitated at first, I'm hoping that by sharing these two photos I took, no disrespect is felt - as none is intended.  








I think that's a nice show of respect!  I'm sure you put a smile on Norm's face somewhere in the next dimension!
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2010, 05:20:53 PM »









That was a nice thing to do. I wish you could have left the items there though. Maybe stuck the stickers to the stone. It's not defacing if the intention is good. Maybe next time you can stick a few stickers.

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2010, 04:38:52 PM »
Does anyone know if the PDF file that was being kept of all of David Saunders stories about his dad including artwork from the other forum had been updated and where can we get a copy?

I believe that was SueMee that was doing that?

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2010, 08:48:06 PM »
I believe that was SueMee that was doing that?


It's still there, but I haven't updated it for a while.


www.midaswelby.com/Wacky-Saunders.pdf
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2010, 10:02:28 PM »
Here are a few Norman Saunders original artworks that sold this Summer.  I think the artwork for Lipoff is fantastic.

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009766074_5mEBK-X3.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $2,031.50

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009765688_RpEgQ-XL.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $21,510.00

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009766220_SXHrh-X2.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $4,481.25

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009766347_EVwZF-X2.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $14,340.00

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009765842_8DS7M-X2.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $4,481.25
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2010, 10:23:48 PM »
I forgot one of the coolest ones -

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009796950_4cxTm-X3.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $50,787.50
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2010, 02:08:05 AM »
I forgot one of the coolest ones -

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009796950_4cxTm-X3.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $50,787.50
I love all of his (Norman Saunders) work! That one looks really nice!
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2010, 03:23:58 PM »
Here are a few Norman Saunders original artworks that sold this Summer.  I think the artwork for Lipoff is fantastic.

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009766074_5mEBK-X3.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $2,031.50

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009765688_RpEgQ-XL.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $21,510.00

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009766220_SXHrh-X2.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $4,481.25

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009766347_EVwZF-X2.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $14,340.00

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009765842_8DS7M-X2.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $4,481.25
Holy crap, that wild west one sold for a steal!  Look at all of the effort that went into it!  Damn it, I would have bumped that up, which auction house had them?
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2010, 03:26:22 PM »
Holy crap, that wild west one sold for a steal!  Look at all of the effort that went into it!  Damn it, I would have bumped that up, which auction house had them?

These were all sold through Heritage.
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2010, 06:05:03 PM »
I notice the Liptorn poster press type fell off with time and it sold for a decent amount

Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2010, 06:11:36 PM »
I notice the Liptorn poster press type fell off with time and it sold for a decent amount
not all that much time. it sold from toppsvault for $3606.53 in February 2005 looking like this:
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2010, 05:17:12 AM »
not all that much time. it sold from toppsvault for $3606.53 in February 2005 looking like this:
[expando]http://www.wackypackages.org/auctionsarchive/posterart_lipoff_6151613701/0499365.jpg[/expando]


Wow, that's a big difference in 5 years!  These things make me very wary of spending big bucks on Wacky art.

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2010, 10:21:21 AM »
I forgot one of the coolest ones -

[expando]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1009796950_4cxTm-X3.jpg[/expando]
Sold for $50,787.50

That one is amazing but wouldn't her head explode being out in space like that?

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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2010, 10:25:33 AM »
Does everyone know that LTL prints has all the Mars Attacks prints available? It would be almost as good as the art work. I may have to get a few.
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2010, 11:28:05 AM »
Does everyone know that LTL prints has all the Mars Attacks prints available? It would be almost as good as the art work. I may have to get a few.
Use the link above. It will help the forum...I think...
Those have been available for a couple of months now, they look fantastic!!! :o
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Re: Norman Saunders
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2010, 03:15:56 PM »
Wow, that's a big difference in 5 years!  These things make me very wary of spending big bucks on Wacky art.

That Lipoff is one sweet piece of art.

I think I would try to get someone like Jay to repair the lettering with paint if I owned that.  Of course, Greg would probably have to get his cut.
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