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Oct 17

Artists and their apples... and BOOBS!Click for full MIGHT AS WELL BE PORN image

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Oh yeah... that's the cover I like...mmmmmmmm.

Published 1988

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: 8.91 out of 10)
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25 Responses to “Pardon, vous n’avez pas vu ma plante?”

  1. SI Says:

    Is there… a guy waving in the author’s sunglasses?

    What… I am scared…

  2. AceofSpace Says:

    René Magritte’s wet dream?

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    A cautionary tale about how failure to wear sunscreen can result in your head turning into a fruit!

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    I don’t think it’s the “Bo Bottum” we should be worried about. Whatever that may be.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    I eagerly await the flood of irate French sci-fi fans!

  6. Scott Marlowe Says:

    I’ll never look at sheep the same.

  7. fred Says:

    That would be a great opening shot for an old Monty Python sketch.

  8. Phil Says:

    Bon Spectacle, Monsieur!

  9. Claire Says:

    Jeez, must remember to spray the apple tree before that pesky eye moth comes back and eats it all again this year.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Zatapatique! You silly English do not comprehend ze deep symbolisme in ze artwork!

    Ze artist zays: “Inside rezides ze Forbidden Fruit of Le Science-Fiction — come and take a bite, if you dare!”

  11. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is that Valhalla in the background?

  12. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    ce n’est pas un buisson

  13. Niall Says:

    Much mirth from a French-Canadian who HAS seen covers like those (and numerous others such as the Anticipation collection) in second-hand bookstores. Continental European art directors have as little care or clue about the genre as the anglophone ones, as various other covers here indicated, but the French in particular have simply no problem using prurient images in a completely non-arousing way. Who could find this sexy?? That eye… So yeah, we’re laughing at this as much as any anglophone. 🙂

  14. Rev Says:

    Femme la bush

  15. DaveM Says:

    Google translates this as “Excuse me, you have not seen my plant?”, which in the context of the cover I’m reading as “Hello? My face substitute is up here.”.

  16. anon Says:

    That’s some weird porn the OP watches…

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Not so much clickbait as J’ai Lu Bait.

  18. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is this hitherto lost concept art for the original Total Recall? Because the idea of Arnies head bursting out of that apple has me seriously recalled.

    I think the tagline says “You’ll get a great tan and probably only one of your body parts will mutate into something vegetable based”.

  19. fred Says:

    I wonder if this cover got switched from one of his other books.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2634105-busy-days-with-raggedy-ann-andy

  20. Bibliomancer Says:

    C’est Jacques Tits?

  21. Raoul Says:

    C’est ne pas le nudie

  22. JuanPaul Says:

    Nude beaches are not as sexy as you might imagine them to be.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎵🎶🎵les pommes de ma tante
    sont sur le jaquette de mon livre

    et le jaquette de mon livre
    besoin de tetes des agneaux
    🎶🎵🎶

  24. Francis Boyle Says:

    Er, I was confused not recalled. Somehow I got confused.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Shouldn’t this have a “sky eyes” tag? Maybe not, since it seems to be the leaf attached to the apple head. How’s about “my eyes!!! aggghh!!”

    Apple head dolls are usually representations of old ladies, not nymphets requiring deux le mouton d’espace.

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