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Classic Transformers-illustrator has new web-site!

Post by Predabot » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:47 pm

Yes, Earl Norem, one of the classic illustrators on early Transformers merchandise, as well as a ton of Marvel and other properties and magazines have long been denied the privilege an artist of his caliber should have, a fan-site.

But, some time ago a few of us fans banded together under the leadership of British up-and-coming illustrator Eamon O'Donnoghue and started scouring the net, contacting owners, and outright begging for scans of his work, to put together something of a semblance of a comprehensive gallery of his very, very extensive work, spanning 5 decades.

So, I must say that it's with a great deal of pride and joy that I have been given the honor to present to you:

http://www.earlnorem.com

Currently, only the Masters of the Universe and Conan archives are online, but there will be continously added new artwork and galleries to the website in the coming weeks, so be sure to come back more than once, to see perhaps some of your own favourites, such as Transformers be added to the site.
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Post by Best First » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:39 pm

er.... good work.

Damnit.
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Post by Predabot » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:58 pm

Thank you, Paul. Thank you. :)



Side-note:
The discrepancies in the text on the main-page has been spotted and I have edited and double-checked the text with an outside proof-reader. I have also sent this text to Eamon, and the first-page should be corrected come the next update.

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Post by sprunkner » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:24 pm

Best First wrote:er.... good work.

Damnit.


My world is crumbling around me...

I'm excited to see the TF art archive.
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Post by Denyer » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:24 pm

Looks good so far. Give us a yell when you've got the biography and some TF stuff added in...

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Post by Best First » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:05 pm

sprunkner wrote:
I'm excited to see the TF art archive.


Me also.
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Earl Norem Transformers

Post by recar_xer » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:14 am

Noticed your guys topic! I happen to be lucky enough to own a few of Mr. Norems Transformers pieces. The Big Looker storybooks were a big part of my childhood.
The only problem with contributing to earlnorem.com is I don't think I can scan such big pieces (12x12). (Plus some are framed already). If anyone has any ideas or camera tricks let me know.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDeta ... GCat=16050

Feel free to leave comments.

-Mike

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Post by Denyer » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:18 pm

Nice. TFU art too. Most stuff that age looks wildly better as lineart rather than with the 80s colouring...

If you can lay hands on a high-res camera with decent optical zoom and lens, you could try taking shots from a fair distance (with a tripod) to limit problems with reflection.

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Post by Predabot » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:14 pm

NICE! :) Recar, we would love to have some scans of those Earl Norem pages.

Denyer has already given you a pretty good tip, but if you're willing to remove them from the frames, I've got a couple of other tips for you.

But I kind of need to know a bit about the paper that it's printed on, and how big it is?

I notice that you don't have any artist specified on the TFU pages, but if you're wondering who penciled them, then I'm fairly certain that they are Don Perlin pages. :) Perlin is another of those great unsung artists of the 80's.

And yeah, Denyer, I most definitely agree, a lot of it definitely does look better. ( unless Norem coloured them tho, hehe ^^ ) For instance, Perlin's incredible Galvatron and Sharkticon pinups would look astonishing. I've been wanting to get a hold of those myself actually, for some time...

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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:17 pm

damm, where do u get the TF universe pages from? - are they originals?
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