Instead of art direction on this cat master-piece (Published 1999) I am going to give a shout out for Genre for Japan. It’s a science fiction, fantasy and horror auction in aid of the Red Cross Japanese Tsunami Appeal and boy do they have some great stuff! Bidding starts on Monday 28th March 2011 and I highly recommend getting involved!
Miggity’s Art Direction: Shirtless black dude in tighty whities with a space helmet and a pneumatic fishing spear gun, flanked by two white Amazonian women in see through tops giving the whole thing a weird sex vibe, with a spacecraft carrier, space figthers, four planets and sweet moon base in the foreground… PERFECT! Published 1981
Zycrow’s Art Direction:
“So the art director told me he needed hot air balloons and they needed to be badass. How am I going to do that?”
“Easy. Add spikes.”
“Oh, that’s good. Like how many? Three? Four?”
“All of them. All of the spikes. Oh, and a dinosaur, and some wolves. That oughta cover it.” Published 1980
Kevin’s Art Direction: Don’t put a red flame ANYWHERE on the cover—that’s too obvious! Instead, put Grizzly Adams into a jumpsuit and have him talking earnestly to a lizard man who’s walking a giant stag beetle through an alien city. Insert sexual tension by hiding the human’s left hand behind the lizard man’s buttocks. Also, hide both bipeds’ right feet from view so people will focus on the fact that the beetle is practically floating. Published 1986
Rich Comments: I think the Black Lion may be that hair under her arm. It obviously offends Mr Swordy and he’s going to remove it in a rather dramatic fashion. What was said to the artist was something along the lines of, “Here honey, a nice new pack of crayons and don’t eat any of them. Do Mummy a nice book cover.” Published 1979
Chuck’s Art Direction: As for the baby I want you to base it on this photo of my own. Also, can make the skeleton smile lovingly? Oh! Make it one of those bumpy covers too, I just love those! Published 1987
Well, believe it or not Good Show Sir will be two years old today! And boy do we have a strange surprise for you all. We’ve gathered some of the best covers from over the past two years and made them into two separate montages of epicness! Epicness is a word, right?
Just want to thank everyone who has helped out, sent covers in and commented over our time here. Also a very special thanks to Sophaloaf for putting together our video collections!
It’s great to have made a place where people can come and enjoy these amazing pieces of art that grace our book covers, with a bit of laughter! I hope Good Show Sir has helped people appreciate their covers that little bit more and possibly notice great looks of confusion on public transport while reading one.
Firstly, we have our Quantum Collection – Quantum you ask? Hopefully the sound track will help you realise why.
Secondly, where would we be without the HUNKS of Sci-Fi and Fantasy? Watch, if you are ready!