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Apr 11

Look out it's the dark lord... of the dance!Click for full image

Joachim Comments: “Devil dude,” said the blonde-headed potbellied forest spirit,”I’m not into your steroid enhanced red muscles with sheathing belly skin around the bottom look.”
Published 1995

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: 7.96 out of 10)
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31 Responses to “Out of Their Minds”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    “Let’s re-use that thing from “The Fetch,” only this time it’s smelling its own B.O.”

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/09/the-fetch/

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Man, Tim Curry’s really let himself go.

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Come on, VOGUE!
    Let your demon move to the music…

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is Devil Dude passing gas? That would explain a lot of things about the cover, the low-lying fog only the first…

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Fair is fair, tho, I can read the title and the author’s name quite clearly.

  6. L.B. Says:

    Hey, Macarena!

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    @L.B.

    Dear Sir or Madame, we are delighted to inform you that you have won the thread!

  8. Jon Says:

    That red dude’s head looks a bit like the Grinch…

    “And his belly grew three sizes that day”

  9. Yoss Says:

    I’m a little teacup, short and stout…..

  10. Yoss Says:

    err… teapot. It’s been awhile since I sang that one.

  11. Arch9enius Says:

    I wonder what the Devil’s Armpit smells like InsertDundeeCardiff/SwanseaPortsmouth/Southampton joke here

  12. SI Says:

    Daemon monkey chiropractors don’t seem to have worked wonders on his back.

  13. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    DevilGuy has got some seriously saggy man-boobs. Also he is probably in constant pain.

  14. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    No, I’d like to change my conclusion. What’s really going on is everything form the pits up has come undone and is sliding backwards.

  15. Claire Says:

    I’m just going to say it one more time! Your arse looks fine in that, can we just go out now?

  16. Ian Says:

    Oh I like this cover art better…

    http://www.noosfere.org/icarus/livres/niourf.asp?numlivre=4827

    “Out of their minds” indeed!

  17. Lilah Says:

    I like how the potbellied demon appears to be looking coyly over its shoulder at us.

  18. Ken Finlayson Says:

    The artist is Philippe Caza. Noosfere has a gallery of his covers, but be advised – the Space Sheep would disapprove of quite a few.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caza

    http://www.noosfere.org/icarus/livres/auteur.asp?numauteur=947&Niveau=illus

  19. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I actually really like this artist. I guess, since I’m a bit of a comic book fan, his art reminds of the days when I’d rush out to the comic book store to get the latest X-Men comic and see all the other books and their artwork…ah those were the days…

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Monkey-Goat-Man: So, who are you supposed to be?

    *Flamenco music playing in the background*

    Red-Devil-Guy: My name is….Rico….Rico Suave!

  21. FeařofMusiç Says:

    Tag Wizard: Please please please! A new tag! Help me escape this weird pecs obsession. I’m hiding in a back room from the shame of it all.

    But really, that demon, if he don’t fit the bill…well, then again.

    Oh God, I really need to get some sleep.

  22. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Rest well my friend! For the sake of our sanity (and retinas) why don’t we call this one “weird belly”?

  23. Lee M Says:

    Oh, come on, it’s French. Since when have French book covers ever had anything to do with the story?

  24. Stevie T Says:

    I think this is the poster child for the “interpretive dance” tag!

  25. fred Says:

    To hell with Spielberg doing ‘West Side Story’ I want Del Toro.

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    Which one’s Damon Albarn?

  27. JuanPaul Says:

    Hellboy actor progression:

    Ron Perlman

    David Harbor

    Kevin James

  28. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    27. Juanpaul:

    I think it’s Hellboy played by Iggy Pop.

  29. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I have in fact danced with the Devil in the pale Moonlight, and let me tell you, it’s not a very pleasant experience.

  30. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The American Daw cover isn’t very flattering to the devil, either:

    https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1259174383l/615290.jpg

  31. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Everything worthwhile’s been said, so I second the GSS to L.B.

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