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Offline Mardukas

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Earl Norem artist
« on: November 08, 2014, 11:40:52 AM »
Slightly random one. Does anyone on here know of any movie posters painted by Earl Norem, best known for his work in comic books and magazines?

Various sources (such as his Wikipedia entry) state that he painted film posters but I have not been able to track down any specific examples. Any ideas? (I realise that Wikipedia/the internet is not exactly infallible so it might be he never did anything in the field)

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2014, 02:02:53 PM »
I've sold some of his comic book book (actually he did comic magazine covers) and while I am certain he worked in other mediums I have never seen a poster with his work.

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 06:15:14 PM »
Thanks, Rich. I fear you're absolutely right, but as a big fan of his painted comic covers -- lovely renditions of the Hulk, Dracula, Planet of the Apes, etc -- I'd love to see what he could do with a movie poster.

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2014, 06:28:10 PM »
I googled him and went to his wikipedia page and a fan site.  Hope this helps your search.  

"Norem has also painted movie posters for Conforte Graphics; package designs and artwork for Mego Toys, Mattel, and Hasbro; murals for the Military Museum of Southern New England; and even two New York Yankees program covers."

email this guy he may know what was produced for Conforte Graphics: he started the fan site eamon@theextremist.co.uk    http://www.earlnorem.com/noremcontentspage.html

Earl at work:
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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 06:29:15 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if he did do posters.
what you really need to see of his work is the stuff he did for the "slicks". those 1950s-60s mags that had the nazis fighting soldiers, imprisoning women & pow's

https://www.google.com/search?q=earl+norem+1960s+magazine+covers&newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&hs=dcw&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IqdeVJXUC-T2iQLx-oDICg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=699

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2014, 09:15:58 PM »
Thanks very much for the help, gents. I will let you know how I get on.

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 07:06:03 PM »
For those that may be interested, sad to report that artist Earl Norem passed away last month, aged 91.

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/06/artist-earl-norem-known-for-his-painted-covers-passes-away/

Unfortunately, i never did find out which movie posters he may have worked on, but I have managed to collect up some of his amazing comics related work. RIP.

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2015, 07:46:31 PM »
Hi Mardukas,

I found one poster that his work was used on. His artwork was the used (or redrawn but the basis for) an Egyptian poster for the 1978 Japanese film, Message from Space.




« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 07:51:23 PM by erik1925 »


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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 12:11:59 AM »
Sad news about Earl.
I loved the many covers he painted.

Good find on Message to Space, Jeff.
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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2015, 03:41:26 PM »
Indeed, that's a great find, Jeff. Thanks very much.

Incidentally, that Norem painting was originally done, as far as I can tell, for Marvel Super Special #10 in 1979 and is a depiction of Star Lord -- one of The Guardians of the Galaxy! Maybe they'll use that for the poster when the sequel comes out... :)

http://www.comicvine.com/marvel-comics-super-special-10-star-lord/4000-19198/

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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2015, 05:55:50 PM »
That would be cool if they used not only his imagery but the original artwork as well.

That would look amazing on a poster, that's for sure.



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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2015, 06:15:52 PM »
So this cover is credited to Norem:



But, this poster art has been credited to Brian Bysouth every time I have seen it:



I guess there are 3 possibilities:

1. Bysouth redrew the Norem art (this is the most probable explanation, IMO)
2. The poster is incorrectly credited to Bysouth (I doubt this one).
3. The middle panel on that cover is not Bysouth art and not Norem's.
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Re: Earl Norem artist
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2015, 08:47:02 PM »
I guess there are 3 possibilities:

1. Bysouth redrew the Norem art (this is the most probable explanation, IMO)
2. The poster is incorrectly credited to Bysouth (I doubt this one).
3. The middle panel on that cover is not Bysouth art and not Norem's.

As far as I know:

1. Bysouth painted the original quad (which -- BTW -- was based on an unprinted Vic Fair design).  They often worked in tandem on poster projects (per Eddie Shannon's Film On Paper interview).
2. Then, the late Earl Norem painted his tri-panel cover for the Marvel Comics adaptation.

Another good movie-art find for Norem.
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