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Artist Earl Norem passed away

Old 07-17-15, 02:28 PM
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Artist Earl Norem passed away

Artist Earl Norem passed away last month. He was 92. There's a good chance you had this if you collected in the 70's. Norem did the cover art.

Kirby's rejected cover for the book:

Norem favored painting in acrylics. Suffering from arthritis, he had retired as of 2005, only painting for his own amusement and for his grandchildren. He said in a 2005 interview, "All the contacts that I had in the commercial art field are either retired or dead, and the younger art buyers don't want anything to do with an 81-year-old artist."

According to posts on Facebook accounts attributed to Norem family-members, the artist died in Danbury, Connecticut on June 19, 2015, shortly after undergoing surgery. His family announced the news on Norem's Facebook fan page.

More of his artwork. This guy was really underrated.
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Old 07-19-15, 09:50 PM
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There is some killer He-Man art at that link. He definitely had a unique and memorable style.
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Old 07-19-15, 09:54 PM
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I totally have that Silver Surfer book.

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