Isn’t this one sort of pushing the rules? The M.Y.T.H. novels are all tongue-in-cheek comedic fantasies with strong elements of parody. The first in the series _Another Fine Myth_ is the novel that first turned me on to fantasy after I had read The Hobbit.
The more interesting part of this photo to me is the mystery of whose legs those are in the upper left of the photograph (not the book cover)?
The “goat dragon thing” is Gleep, who regularly acts bizarre and whacky, being only a baby dragon. However, later in the series it’s revealed that even baby dragons are smarter than most humans, and Gleep just acts like an idiot because it’s fun and he can get away with it (and because he doesn’t really want his pet humans suspecting they’re his pets and not the other way around). The lizard lady is Aahz’s mother, and she’s skeeeery. Foglio’s art gets that point across a lot better.
The Myth books were pretty funny when I read them in middle school and the cover actually looks like how the characters were described in the books. The two mafia goons are Nunzio and Guido, Skeeve’s bodyguards and the chick in skimpy clothing is Tanda. She’s a trollop (you know… a female troll…hyuk, hyuk).