I just noticed that fishface on the left is wearing a towel. I don’t know why, but I find that slightly incongruous. It also occurs to me that he might as well get out of the boat and swim. When was the last time you saw a goldfish climb aboard a boat and start rowing?
With his slight beer belly and sweaty skin the creature from the black lagoon has obviously just come from the sauna.
I’m assuming Joan Jett is nudey because weirdo wolfy is sporting her grey silk camisole.
Judging by the direction of the light falling on the trio’s bodies, future Earth has two suns. Very strange suns. Sun #2 (shining from the left) only illuminates flesh, while Sun #1 (shown in the painting) only illuminates boats, because the parts of the boat facing away from Sun #1 are in dark shadow, while those the same parts are facing the direction from which light is falling on the trio’s bodies. Somehow too, despite the intensity of light on her back, Naked Warrior Woman isn’t casting a shadow on the prow in front of her. I guess, then, what makes future Earth so violent is the violence done to the simple rules of realistic illustration. Tags: visual dissonance / amateur artist atrocities.
Look at Lion Man’s expression, then imagine Lion Man’s Thought Bubble: “He thinks I can’t see him checking that out. With five suns up there, how could I not see him? I knew he wasn’t sincere last night when he told me I was the only one. There I go again, letting myself be vulnerable to a set of hot scales only to be ‘cast’ aside in the light of day. I swear, it’s the last time I ever sleep with the fishes.”
@Bibliomancer #18: Why, thank ye, Good Sir. Makes a poster proud to get a nod from the ‘mancer hisself. Your posts are consistently the high points of my reading day. Perhaps, come to think of it, I should get back to reading that David Hume and all . . .
But one of the beings of Ib survived, and is now an estate agent for the Real Estate Boom that Will Come to Sarnath! ‘So, Mr. and Mrs. Underbite…are you interested in the schools? Excellent school system here in the middle of the ocean…close to shops…ah, only seven footprints to Satan, if you’re evil, that is.’
Phil @ 19, there’s only one place that left hand could be. No, I’m not letting my imagination run away with me. According to this information, a “delicate aura of soft pornography” was common enough in Victoria Poyser’s cover art. Tag: Hi-Diddle-Diddle, the Fish Man Watched Her Fiddle.
I don’t know, I keep trying to see lion and keep getting werewolf,(albeit a sort of poofy David Bowie Aladdin Sane werewolf). Bottom teeth and fellow b-movie monster at the oars, maybe? Anyone getting a ga Lon Cheney vibe here?
Fish Man to Lion/Wolf Man: “You know, I am having second thoughts on this deal. It seemed like such a good idea at the time. All we had to do was row this chick to where she wanted to go and we would get to see some premium TnA for it…Who knew she wanted us to cross a whole ocean!”
Lion/Wolf Man to Fish Man: “I knew there was something fishy about the deal.”