Periodically the Illostribute page pays tributes to great masters of art. This month the website decided to pay a tribute to the great and hilarious Norman Saunders . He was a prolific commercial artist who produced paintings for pulp magazines, paperbacks, men's adventure magazines, comic books, and trading cards. To see the other great Norman Saunder tribute art pieces check out the Illostribute website.  Personally, I love how appealing are his women drawings and how edgy his paintings are even though they tend to be really broad and slapstick sometimes. I love how intense the characters look in his paintings and how there's always something going on in their heads while the situations are happening. For instance, there always something implicit of what will happen next and I think that's a great way to tell a story through an image.

Below you can see some samples of Saunders magazine covers. I was mostly influenced by these pieces while working on my tribute pieces.

This is a satire piece with the atrocious Adolf Hitler. I thought he would be an interesting contrast to play with the slapstick humor of these magazines.

Hitler's new secret:  Female buttocks branding.

I love the 1962 Mars Attacks trading cards that Norman Saunders helped illustrate. They are hilarious and so appealing. I had a blast painting this piece.

Though Sci-Fi Man


Moro Rogers said…
I love it.^_^
Leo Matsuda said…
moro: Thats definitely not right!! but I can blame on I'm glad you liked them!!!
Régis said…
The Mars Attacks one is hilarious! ;)
I just am in love with your drawing style. Very spontaneous.
Muito bom o tributo ao Saunders! E seus desenhos ficaram hilários! Eu gosto muito do design dos alienígenas do Marte Ataca.
Você conhece o o Benício, um grande ilustrador daqui? Com certeza você vai reconhecer alguns trabalhos dele, especialmente os cartazes de cinema.Dá uma olhada no link:
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Abração Léo,
Heidi Smith said…
HA HA HA!!! These are really cool!!! The Hitler one is funny!!
Bob Flynn said…
You did such a great job with both of these. Both genuinely funny, and you really nailed some crazy color palettes. I couldn't help but take a stab at Mars Attack as well. Fun sharing the space with you over at Illostribute.
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Nate said…
Awesome work as usual Leo, keep it up!

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