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It’s a Two-fer Tuesday Halloween Special: Satan’s Child!

Good Show Sir Art Direction: “That Jeff Jones cover art is offensive. Get someone from the Unknown Artist Institute to paint it over.”

Published 1968, 1973

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: 8.50 out of 10)
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32 Responses to “Satan’s Child”

  1. Jonathan Oliver Says:

    I see that one of Satan’s Child’s many nefarious talents is farting a cloud of dandelions.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I wandered lonely as a cloud.
    That floats on high o’er vales and hills.
    When all at once I saw a crowd.
    A host of golden daffodils and a woman’s arse.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Thja cover’s not loud enough. Slap Brian Blessed on there.”

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @THX for the win! 🙂

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DStuffWBT—I’ll second that emotion! Brilliant, THX.😛

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’m waiting for a tale of horror in the slapstick tradition of Rosemary’s Baby, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Thanks, it’s difficult to improve on Wordsworth, but do you know? I might have done it.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @THX 1138—we used to call him “Words Words” in English class. I think you have raised the bar for Romantic poetry in the Callipygian mode.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    #2 Satan’s throws up his hands in frustration, “Jayzus, put some clothes on!”

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    All day, I’ve thought that the second picture featured a man with terrible, horrid teeth. But I think, actually, his mouth is covered by the ocelot’s head. And what I thought were yellow, crooked teeth are in fact spots.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    Satanic jazz hands?!? Monstrous!

  12. FrankN.Stein Says:

    Click on the image for the un-flowered version.

  13. fred Says:

    In the tradition of Rosemary’s Baby they got Ruth Gordon to model for the cover.

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    Jeff Jones’ cover is in the tradition of Andrew Wyeth.

  15. Yoss Says:

    #1
    That unfortunately placed dark gap in the modesty flowers is really working against the concept of modesty.

    Perhaps a “when you see it” tag is in order.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    Morrissey’s Mother?

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Shakespeare’s Sister???

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    The flowers must be butt ercups.

  19. Yoss Says:

    Assters?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Certainly not tulips…

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Chrysanthebums?

  22. Tag Wizard Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – I put so much effort into the alt-text. Why doesn’t anybody read them?

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: why doesn’t anyone take time to smell the roses…? 😉

  24. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wiz—my bad. I usually do read them, religiously actually. I’m sure I read this one, but got so carried away by the scent of this wordplay that I forgot.

    No wonder I can’t get on your good side, no matter how hard I try. 🙂

  25. Anna T. Says:

    Perhaps the young lady’s flower-excreting talents are why the demons are after her.

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A tale of horror in the eerie tradition of the New Testament…

    SANTA’S CHILD

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A tale of horror in the earache tradition of The Eagles

    SATAN’S CHILLED

  28. Tag Wizard Says:

    @DSWBT #26 – Everybody’s stealing my one-liners!

  29. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: A tale of horror in the eerie tradition of Melania Trump’s speechwriting ability…

    SANTA’S CHIDED

  30. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I don’t remember anyone farting flowers in “Rosemary’s Baby”.
    Really doesn’t seem like something Satan and his evil wildcat would do.

    My thoughts upon seeing this:

    1. Wow, that’s terrible.
    2. Wow, it got worse. Lurid and stupid.

  31. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: What does it sound like if you fart flowers?
    A: Like a gentle breeze over a summer meadow — nah, just kidding. It’s more like “Brraap!”

  32. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: I think it sounds sort of like ‘sorceress’. 😛

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