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Oct 18

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Gretchen Comments: Hear no evil, speak evil, see evil!

Published 1982

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.11 out of 10)
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22 Responses to “Sleepwalkers’ World”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “The flippin’ kids have brought home nits!”

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A young Terry Gilliam considers the financing of his future projects.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Italian version had more…er…kitties.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    An early guide to shooting stock photography. It didn’t sell very well what with fifty percent of the possible poses already being on the cover.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Looks like the eyes have it.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    The novelization of Stranger Things was not very successful.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Sleepwalker: “Who’s playing Marilyn Manson at this hour? Get that drivel out of my head!”

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Warning: Objects BEHIND YOU are closer than they appear.

  9. Ray P Says:

    I have no shirt and I must preen.

  10. fred Says:

    I can pretty much build a present day BAEN cover of this in my mind with just the green eyes as a starting point.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    Why is the man who somewhat resembles Chris Pratt trying to rip his ears off?

    And, do they know they’re being watched?

  12. Mellie M. Says:

    Help! I have eyebrows above and below my eyes!

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T: He borrowed the other guy’s Spock ears and now can’t get them off.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    For some reason, the large eyes have logos for Japan Airlines.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Is that a clavicle? Dead Stuff, help me out here with your impressive grasp of physiology and anatomy. What is that thing coming diagonally down the right side of his neck?

    Heh-heh, maybe we need a “weird clavicle” tag . . . .😛

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna: Chris Pratt? You’re too kind, that’s got to be Jack Black.

    @BC: too high for a clavicle. I think he displaced his wattle.

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    The top half of his face is a different person, looking in a different direction, from the bottom half. And the hair’s on at right angles to both.

    That’s why he is trying to hold it all together by hand.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBigT—if not his caruncles.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m calling it Chris Pratt down to the eyes, Jack Black below. Or possibly pre-superhero Chris Pratt, when he was fat. Fat Pratt.

    Perhaps Chris has suffered some sort of time-travel accident, where pieces of himself from different years have become badly merged. This is painful, and explains the look on his face, the hands holding his head together, and the wattle. Like a transporter accident.

    The Spock cosplayer on the right has also seen something alarming, and the shaggy guy on the left has spotted something mildly worrying.

    Maybe they’ve all gotten a peek at what covers from the publishing house look like after The Masterful Lord Himself departs the Earth. “My GOD! It gets even worse than what we’re in now!”

    Perhaps Combo Pratt can even hear the future explosions that will be coming from BAEN!. Heck, he can probably hear the fonts.

    They’re not looking at the Italian cover, that’s for sure — they’d be a bit more pleased about that.

  20. Tor Mented Says:

    I had been working on the assumption that the hands grasping the middle dude’s head are supposed to be his own hands. But now I notice that what I thought was his left forearm could not be attached to his body.
    Now I suspect that the arms belong to two different people from the costume department who are helping him put on his prosthetic Jack Black/Chris Pratt head. Further proof is that the weird thing on his neck is obviously the zipper.

  21. Raoul Says:

    Hey! It’s a wraparound cover.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: but that’s someone’s left arm, which puts whoever they are in an awkward position. Of course, everyone on this cover is in an awkward position.

    @Raoul. Ooof. It just gets worse. They’re all terrified and terrifying.
    And dig that blurb: white-hot shafts penetrating Earth’s core!
    Maybe they’re hearing the blurb read aloud (or seeing what it’s describing), and that’s causing their horror.

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