CLICK HERE to see a reference photo taken by Norm so he could study the lighting effects for his portrayals of the Martians in this series.


Check out these Pre-Mars Attacks artworks by Norman Saunders.


Ten years before Mars Attacks, Norm made this cover illustration for a science fiction magazine. This famous cover was admired by Topps editor, Woody Gelman, a pulp collector, who was inspired to commission Norm to paint the series.

June 1950, Famous Fantastic Mysteries


Thirty years before Mars Attacks, Norm made this two-page illustration for Modern Mechanics, where he first explored the idea of a monstrous insects attack.

December 1930, Modern Mechanics, page 68



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