That’s some goiter she has there. Her neck looks like a third breast.
And talking of threes: three questions, one of which is not like the other two:
1. Puritan or Witch?
2. Beautiful or Bestial?
3. Who Were the Gubbins?
The Gubbins live at number 28. He is something in the police force, a traffic cop I think. She’s a receptionist at the Health Centre. Their kid, little Jimmy Gubbin, goes to the same school as our two.
@SI No, we don’t know what you mean. Please elaborate, and use diagrams where apropriate.
Oh wait, i see the cover now…. ah a picture says a thousand words, they should have considered cutting it down to 500.
Adam, that’s *Gubbings*, which is quite different. (In particular, the Gubbings sound like they could be characters from a series for very young children, unlike the cover of this book.)
It’s impressive how many of those questions answer themselves, too. Puritan or witch? Well, dressed like that, not a puritan. Beautiful or bestial? That depends if you mean the person or the implausible giant insect.
Also, notice: implausible red star, red sky, but green landscape with no tinge of red to it. This seems unlikely to me, although no more unlikely than many other things in SF.
Re: Jim C’s post
Unfortunately, Jim, you’ll be waiting a very long time, as the original 4:3 Ratio version of Evil Edna, met the 16:9 Ratio “Widescreen” version of herself, from the remake, now showing on one of the Disney Channels, & after a heated argument over which one was the “real Evil Edna”, fought each other, with the result that they’re both now in “The Great Recycling Bin in the Sky…”, for which the Moog, Mavis, & Arthur are now extremely grateful .
Why do I get the feeling, that this cover was a rejected submission, for the cover of a late 70′s Prog Rock concept album, in the style of Roger Dean’s work for Yes & later Asia, & the artist has recycled it…?
Re The Metal Hurlant/Heavy Metal movie…:
What do you expect from what was essentially, 4-5 animated shorts, tenously connected with a bodged up linking story, involving a glowing bowling ball (a/k/a “The Loknar”, as the McGuffin…
I do agree with djm’s comment, as it seems very similar artistically, to the flight sequence from the last segment, “Taarna”, in which our heroine, Taarna, (effectively clad only in a bondage fetish leather body harness, boots & gloves), flies around on top of a giant bird, to defeat mutated barbarians, in a post apocolyptic future…