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Jun 05

Death by lens flare!Click for full image

DPN Comments: There is someting about this cover that just isn’t working.
Published 2006

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: 4.53 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “The Amber Wizard”

  1. Phil Says:

    Saga? Book one? Thanks, now I know not to read this book.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Never fool with fireworks.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Heads and faces are hard to draw. If it doesn’t come out looking right, paint over it with a supernova!. Pro tip from Unknown Artist Institute.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Osserian’, meaning ‘magical dentist’.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    Ah yes. The middle volume in the celebrated TRAFFIC LIGHT WIZARDS trilogy …

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Rush Limbaugh’s head FINALLY exploded.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Sequels were:
    The Mauve Wizard
    The Scottish Plaid Wizard
    The Chrome Blue Wizard
    The Pink Wizard (a Fabulous! sequel)

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    The author’s name is in a strangely un-fantastic font, given the rest of the cover.

    Other than that, I have no real complaints. I would certainly take this on the bus.

  9. SI Says:

    The perfect front door defence against unwanted visitors.

  10. Lulu Says:

    A Ting of great power… and devastation.
    Big as your head!

  11. fred Says:

    Tiffani is not amused.

  12. Rev Says:

    Theres some wasted space down the bottom left hand corner. Maybe they could have tried an Ace logo or an half naked swording chick riding a dragon into the sun?
    This cover looks like the artist had quickly chucked all the titles and stuff on, then went to lunch. When they came back to properly arrange the cover it had already gone to the printers. I bet some idiot from middle management fixed it up.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Speak magnesium flare and enter…’

  14. Jeff Vader Says:

    “Ow!! Right in the eye!!”

  15. FeařofMüsic Says:

    I just am amazed the art director actually went with this. How on earth did the artist sell this? “Well, ya see, uh, the guy, the wizard type person? Yeah, see he sorta ended up being kinda small. And I was, uh, thinking nobody would notice him. So I said to myself, well how about a giant lens flare, er I mean ball of magic fire. Yeah. And you’ll notice I moved it just off center so you can tell he has a real head, and not like a ball of fire for a head. It’s not like I can’t draw faces or anything. Cause I am like an artist, right? I think it really works. Don’t you?”

  16. Stevie T Says:

    “He was just standing there casting a spell, when all of a sudden, Pop! There went his head….”

  17. Rev Says:

    Jesus, rehearsing for his big Friday matinee performance. Hope it doesn’t rain…

  18. anon Says:

    “Everybody watching? Good. I’m only going to do this once, so pay attention.
    Never, ever, cast a fireball this close to your own head!
    Aarrggh!!”

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