Apr 16

It's fun being peculair... but we get through a lot of shampoo... Click for full image

Scott B’s Art Direction:  Flesh lattice of exponential identical startled heads!
Published 1971

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.96 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “First Person, Peculiar”

  1. Herm Says:

    I think I Sing the Body Electric just found a new sidekick to aid in its life of oh-gods-I-see-it-when-I-close-my-eyes artcrime…

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    This really should have been published by Abacus. Wouldn’t be too pleasant to be the heads directly under the armpits, would it?

  3. SI Says:

    Well I don’t know about you guys… but when I first… I really first… especially on Saturday nights… It should be renamed my FIRST night.

  4. Gaff__Gaff Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: First Person, Peculiar

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Whole note
    Half note
    Quarter note
    Eighth note

  6. Phil Says:

    I assume this one spreads out to infinity to left and right. It certainly is a challenger to I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC, but is only a serious contender if the illustration extends round to the back cover.

    I’m afraid I have no answer to the question posed under the title.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    One, Two, Four, Eight ….
    Who do we appreciate …..

    … and I do believe the BEHIND YOU tag is in order here.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And so the Vizier said, “Well, First Person, I can give you one giant head, or you may choose to have one head on the first rung of a fleshly lattice, two on the next, four on the next, then eight, 16, and so on . . . now choose carefully.” But, perhaps because his hair inhibited proper neural functioning, First Person could not comprehend the truly astronomical number of heads he’d soon come to possess, peculiarly.

  9. FearöfMusic Says:

    The hunk tag? Shouldn’t that be hunk¤infinity? I mean, if you are gonna with the hunk thing.

  10. Tom Noir Says:


  11. fred Says:

    When barbers have anxiety dreams….

  12. Adam Roberts Says:

    I see you discretely put your thumb over Peculiar Man’s private parts. Is this the new Sheep-ing?

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    An early attempt to paint fractals… ON ACID!! (Somebody had to say it. That’s what I’ll tell the judge.)

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Reminds me of an aeroplane, with wings, engines & such. Thirty Seconds Over the Uncanny Valley?

  15. Frank Says:

    This and I Sing the Body Electric both make me think of Cyriak, who works in animation. I wonder if these covers inspired his art.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    How “first” can a peculiar person get?

    Well it all depends on his level of peculiarity I guess. The more peculiar…the more first.

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    You guys can laugh all you want, but if you were browsing through the sci-fi section while tripping balls this would BLOW YOUR MIND.

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