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Oct 01

Stop protecting your hair mate. I'd be more worried about yer gibblets!Click for slighty bigger image

Anne’s Art Direction: It’s a book of short stories by one of the most lyrical authors in the universe? I know, we’ll put a ripped blond naked guy on the front with something or other covering his nibbits. How about a tiger head? That sends the right sort of message, don’t you think? Then we’ll surround him with some dobermans for good measure. To top it off, we definitely need three different fonts but also distract everyone with an aurora border.
Published 1978

Many thanks to Anne!

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: 8.52 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Still I Persist in Wondering”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ugh! Seriously, that layout is so grating you could cut frozen fish with it!

  2. SI Says:

    He’s just like action man. In the end, his groin is an empty void.

    I love this cover though. It’s just so epic! If someone saw you reading that they would definitely think you are a man of high tastes and caliber.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If fancy fonts will make a bestseller — then take a gander at these beauties, and imagine them rendered in the above style:

    – STILL I CANNOT FIND THOSE DARN KEYS

    – AND YET SHE MOVES, SHE MOVES, SHE BANGS, SHE BANGS

    – ALTHOUGH, NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT, MOM DID REMIND ME TO ALWAYS FLOSS

  4. Phil Says:

    It’s hard to maintain your balance while sitting astride a tiger’s head.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    His body sort of melds into the tiger’s head. It’s like the tiger is his thighs.

    Or am I thinking of that Survivor song, ‘The Thigh of the Tiger’ …?

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    I think he’s wearing an enormous pair of tiger print underpants.

  7. Terry Says:

    I’m wondering too . . . and not in a good way. They were really very cruel to shrink the actual art work down. You can almost make out the important parts. The story, of course.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ozzy Osbourne made this painting, to explain what went on inside his mind during the bad old days. Scientists are not sure what the tiger represents.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Still I persist in wondering what the hell is going on with this cover.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    The sunflower thing on the side says ‘Dell SF’. Does the ebook edition smell of cat-wee?

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Man-Kzin Wars Volume √(-1).

  12. FeärofMusic Says:

    For a man whose lower half consists of a giant tiger’s head , he seems unduly alarmed by the presence of a trio of half wolves. Mayhaps tis why the tiger is snarling.

    “Turn us around you daft bastard! I’ll show you what you do with those yapping dog heads. Aaah! Would you quit squealing in my ears and turn around already!”

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    At least it’s not a darkling world.

  14. GSS noob Says:

    Is the background a rug/bathmat, or some sort of pile of legumes?
    (I had to avert my eyes from the “artwork”.)

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