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Jun 20

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Malcolm Comments:

Beavis: Why are you laughing?
Butthead: Heh heh. He said “dookie”.

Published 1975

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: 7.46 out of 10)
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29 Responses to “Bunduki”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Give me a moment and I won’t shoot the ground. Again.”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Bunduki? Isn’t that some Japanese porn fetish? Asking for a friend.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Nice to see that Fran Kranz from TV’s “Dollhouse” is still getting work.

  4. MakkaPakka Says:

    Oh my lord a creature from an archery coach’s worst nightmare… where to start? washing line for string, how is it crossing the limbs, how is it under tension when he’s not hooked, grip is too tight, bow hand wrist… actually the drawing hand thumb might be alright, though I would put further back and pointing down.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    He’s got 80s hair and it’s only 1975!

    Type geek pedantry mode: I don’t think you can call a serif typeface ‘sans’ no matter how horrible it is.

  6. fred Says:

    Wait just a minute. He’s the adopted son of Tarzan and she’s an adoptive great-granddaughter/cousin.

    https://www.fantasticfiction.com/e/j-t-edson/bunduki.htm

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Is this the same Corgi that made the little die-cast toy cars and trucks? Because they should have stuck to that.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Ah, yet another moment of pareidolia—in the rocks on the left there is a pretty clear image of a long haired woman sitting with her knees drawn up. I am hopeful she has a bow and arrow of her own hidden somewhere and is about to ambush bunduki boy.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    On the cover this guy named Bunduki
    Looks not so much fearless as kooky
    His back is all humpy
    His hair mussed and frumpy
    And the color scheme used is just pukey

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Francis – I’m open to other suggestions for the font name.
    P.T. Barnum Bold? Deadwood Old Style?

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tag Wizard: Bonanza MT

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tat Wood – You da Hoss!

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @ B. Chiclitz. Good Show, but maybe we’re pronouncing this all wrong?

    Tarzan’s fake son named Bunduki
    Had geography skills that were sucky
    He made quite a bungle
    In search of a jungle
    And ended up Lord of Kentucky

  14. Yoss Says:

    @ Francis Boyle #5
    “Type geek pedantry mode: I don’t think you can call a serif typeface ‘sans’ no matter how horrible it is.”

    *Type geek high five!*

    Serif Gothic always struck me as a funny name for a typeface. It is sort of a hybrid but the name itself is something of an oxymoron.

  15. Yoss Says:

    He’d fearlessly mastered the jungle, but was he prepared for the vengeful return of Bokrug, the Great Water Lizard?

    THE BUNDUKI THAT CAME TO SARNATH!

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—oh yes, that works just fine. We can be the rhyming geeks to complement our typeface geek comrades on GSS.
    Actually, I suspect it’s just
    geeks
    all
    the
    way
    down

  17. Longtime_lurker Says:

    I was wondering about that bow. It’s a very modern, hi tech bow, But it seems that it’s his wife’s: “Dawn is a graduate of the Roedean School, and an expert in martial arts, wilderness survival, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, and fencing. Like her husband, she is unaging and immune to tropical diseases and parasitic infections, thanks to a treatment received courtesy of her great-grandfather Tarzan. In the 1970s she was transported along with her mate to the planet Zillikian by aliens known as ‘Suppliers’. She uses a Ben Pearson Marauder Take-Down hunting bow and a Randall Model 1 fighting knife.”

    So that’s settled then. It was

    THE OLD ROEDEANIAN THAT CAME TO SARNATH.

    Hey, Yoss started it.

  18. Raoul Says:

    @Lurker – Maybe that bow has been in the family for generations? It’s the

    HEIRLOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH

  19. Anna T. Says:

    Honestly, this cover is so dull I can’t think of much to say about it, except for this:

    What’s wrong with his face?

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The Hunchback of Notre Jungle.

    I wonder if he’s hunting prairie dogs or equivalent? He’s not gonna get anything with that grip.

    @B’mancer (2): Probably. Probably one we’ve never heard of, involving bows and awkward poses.

    (4) yes. He may be… erm… “special” and not really comprehend the intricacies. Not his fault, but that of his caregiver.

    @Francis (5): He’s got late 70s hair.
    I think you could call that font “Circus Sans Goût” though.

    @fred (6): I can’t make the math come out right either. How many generations of women has Tarzan shagged?

    (7-13) GSS!

    And Sarnath will not be forgotten, ever. Even on covers so dull that the fact that yon Unknown Artist can’t draw anatomy.

    ETA: Where else would the duki come from but his buns? At least they didn’t show that.

  21. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @17: “In the 1970s she was transported along with her mate to the planet Zillikian by aliens known as ‘Suppliers’”

    Suppliers of plot. Also know as “McGuffins.”

    @20: yes, the author’s name looks like it should have little hands pointing at it. “Step right up and be amazed by the thrilling J.T.EDSON!!!!”

  22. JuanPaul Says:

    I would have expected the Master of the Jungle to be better dressed. Gorilla-hide loincloth, tiger-skin tunic, crocodile boots…

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Other than these novels, Mr. –> J.T.EDSON! <– wrote nothing but Westerns; about 100 of them. He was English, afraid of horses, and never even visited the US till he was in his late 40s, so…

    The 4th and last book starring The Fearless Master of the Jungle was titled… "The Fearless Master of the Jungle". The 3rd is “Sacrifice of the Quagga God”. Yes, the God of extinct subspecies of zebra. (The Boers ate them all)

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    “He was English, afraid of horses, and never even visited the US till he was in his late 40s”

    That’s true of me. I could probably bash out a generic western at least as good as all the hacks who scripted ‘Gunsmoke’, ‘Rawhide’ et al.

    Agatha Christie didn’t poison anyone. Robert Heinlein never once set foot on the Moon. Joe Strummer’s dad was a Foreign Office official in Egypt, and not a bank robber as claimed.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: Yes, but he prided himself on doing BETTER than the B-westerns he saw at the movies, rewriting them. He basically filed the serial numbers off the movies he’d seen, but Corgi didn’t know/care.

    Because small Welsh dogs and the tin toys they love aren’t experts either.

    (Agatha was a pharmacy assistant during WW II and thus knew her poisons even if she didn’t use them — she knew what happened when things went wrong. This was after being a nurse during WWI. The lady knew her lethal chemicals.)

  26. Francis Boyle Says:

    @Tag Wizard

    I’m not going to attempt to come up with a name more bizarre than the ones that some type designers give to their creations. ‘Brain Stew’, ‘Spat Crub’ anyone. (And those are just from the list of fonts on my machine).

    @GSS ex-noob

    I was still recovering from the 60’s in the 70s so I must have missed that one. Mid-career Rod Stewart maybe?
    (Well I was at school, but given the school I went to, rehab would have been a better option).

  27. StevenLP Says:

    It looks like someone’s cut the head from another illustration and just stuck it between the shoulders.

    But why Bunduki? – surely you want to evoke something savage, ‘Bunduki’ sounds like the name a child gives to their second favourite teddy.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @StevenLP: Or perhaps the stuffed rabbit they didn’t care for at all.

    “I hate this rabbit, Mummy!”
    “It’s from rich Aunt Agatha, you have to keep it.”
    “Fine. But I’m calling it Bun-dookie.”

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @StevenLP: Or perhaps the stuffed rabbit they didn’t care for at all.

    “I hate this rabbit, Mummy!”
    “It’s from rich Aunt Agatha, you have to keep it.”
    “Fine. But I’m calling it Bun-dookie.”

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