Thursday, July 30, 2009
'Sunglasses' by Norman Saunders
A big 'thank you' to Jacque Nodell for confirming that cover to Young Romance #150 was indeed drawn by Mr. Pike. I also should have mentioned this particular illustration in my post about sunglasses covers. It's an amazing piece by the legendary Norman Saunders. The image was emailed to be by his daughter Blaine a few years ago. I don't know where this was published, or even if it was ever published but it's a real beauty. Blaine told me that the woman in the shades was based on her mother. The face of the attacker reflected in the lenses is truly creepy - borderline Rondo Hatton. This is such a great visual gimmick, but it takes a really talented artist to pull it off. Talent was something Mr. Saunders had oozing from his pores.