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Oct 30

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In advance of Good Show Sir’s 1,000th legit SF/Fantasy book cover post due early November, we invite you to submit your personal Best of the Best for consideration. Continue reading »

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.83 out of 10)
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Oct 29

YyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssClick for full image

Scott B Comments: The Day It Rained Forever… there were warning-sign-red clown faces staring regretfully at me?
Published 1974

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.37 out of 10)
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Oct 28

 

Taking a break from his acting role on ITV's "classic" show Emmerdale. Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Look… let’s save time with all this actual art stuff that just bogs us down and hire a model. Here, take this firefighters calendar for inspiration.
Published 2013

You might remember this from here!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.00 out of 10)
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Oct 24

It's book number 2! We need 2 Big Brains on there, damn it!Click for full image

Tom Herring Comments: Can you say b_o_n_d_a_g_e? I know you can. But will the server master let you?
Published 1975

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.88 out of 10)
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Oct 23

What a time to be attacked by feminist ape-men. Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: A tasteful way to cover up male nudity? I know what you mean… how about we cover up his nudity with a naked women on her knees, in front of his “blade!” What? How is that even remotely sexist!?  Oh…. well… do it anyway.
Published 1969

Many thanks to Travis G!
See also: Looters of Tharn

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.89 out of 10)
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Oct 22

Bet this was written before Piers discovered the internet!Click for full image

Don W Comments: On its face, a rather plain cover. Note however the Rob-Liefeld-esque disregard for reasonable anatomy, as well as the source of the cover quote.
Published 2002

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.50 out of 10)
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Oct 20

Now this here model is what we call The Widowmaker! Next I'll show you the The Lumberjack and then The Punisher.Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: And that bit right there is his, um, Little Widowmaker.
Published 1998

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.32 out of 10)
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Oct 17

Suppositories... the only cure for bighanditis... doesn't help bigheaditis much though.Click for full image

Bibliomancer’s Art Direction: I want a picture that will be timeless. Like a mash-up of Peter Max meets Chairman Mao. Art like that will never go out of style. Now give me another foot-long pill and leave me alone. I’ve got a lot of art-making to do!
Published 1970

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.95 out of 10)
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Oct 11

Take this! Tiny identical hippies!Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Frank Comments: It’s a decent painting of a scene in the story, but there’s plenty uncovered boobs involved even if they’re small and not so obviously nipply.  Have you got enough Space Sheep for this sort of situation?
Published 1978

That’s a lot of Space Sheep!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.48 out of 10)
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Oct 10

Uhh... something's wrong with your salad bowl!Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: I don’t know… just draw something… make it odd… actually make it so odd no one will have a clue what’s going on!
Published 1969

Many thanks to Darren!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.42 out of 10)
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