Nov 18

I have a mouth and I must use it as a house!Click for full image

JuanPaul Comments: Great example of why you should cover your mouth when you yawn. It only takes a second for adventurers to wander in.
Published 1985

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: 8.42 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Christening Quest”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Oh, now he regrets not getting the winter flu jab.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A magical, mirthful, mischievous mashup of man and maid and munchkin, motes of multicoloured mist, megalith mouth miggie moo moodle MAKE IT STOP!

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Drawn by the Head Cover Artist!

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Author of Bronwyn’s Bane . . .”

    Other Books in the Series:

    Arnwyn’s Aim
    Cronwyn’s Crane
    Dronwyn’s Drain
    Ernwyn’s Wane
    Fernwyn’s Feign
    Gerwyn’s Gain
    Hermwyn’s Haint
    Irwyn’s Wart
    Jerwyn’s Jain
    Kerwyn’s Cane
    Lernwyn’s Lane
    Merwyn’s Mane

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    That reminds me. I forgot to floss this morning.

  6. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The premiere of ‘Face of Evil: On Ice’ was going well until fireworks caused the giant ice sculpture of Tom Baker’s head to start melting.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    @Perry: Tom Baker? That’s Bruce Boxleitner. And those aren’t Tesh. If anything it looks like a freaky remake of Holman Hunt’s ‘The Last of England’.

  8. fred Says:

    Big head is the big bad and is supposed to look exactly like our dashing hero. Or not, depending on the skill of the artist.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    They don’t look like they’re climbing into Ice Giant’s mouth; they look like they’re escaping him. In which case, to whatever wizard is blasting at Ice Giant – thank you for assisting these two in their escape.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    @Perry Armstrong and @Tat Wood: brilliant.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Are those her pigtails or is she cradling some giant baby insect with oversized antennae in those swaddling clothes?

  12. anon Says:

    “In the name of Big Giant Head, I christen thee… Rainbow Rayce.”
    “Let’s go, baby. We’ll find a better priest.”
    “Stop right there or I’ll christen him… her… whatever, with blood.”

    @B.Chiclitz: Surely, that’s Irwyn’s Irk. Or Irwyn’s Insane.
    What about the rest? How about:
    Norwyn’s Name
    Orwyn’s Own
    Pervwan’s Pain
    Querwyn’s Quoin
    Rearwyn’s Rain
    Serwyn’s Sane
    Torwyn’s Taint
    Verwyn’s Vain
    Werwyn’s Wain

  13. Ray P Says:

    I see Arthur Frayn is up to his old tricks.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @anon—thank you for extending the list. I believe “Torwyn’s Taint” was first published by Grove Press.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:






    No further comment.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘A prince handsome enough to attract the attention of the love smitten pink and purple dragon offspring of the torch singing wyrm and her mate should have prevented the kidnapping and tracks the perpetrators through many perils, meeting a number of foes including the skunk streaked villainess Effluvia, until he comes to where the gypsies and the baby have arrived for the baby’s gypsy christening–the crystal caverns.’

    So what I gather is…the cover art could have been much, much worse.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is that a golden elongated arm coming out of the giant mouth??

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:


  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Five minutes later, on the same spot:

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘May God’s gift and blessings be upon this child…what is to be the name?’

    ‘Prostho! Prostho Plus.’

    ‘The servant of God Prostho Plus is baptised! in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy shit, what is that ginormous head doing there?’

  21. David Cowie Says:

    “The torch singing wyrm and her mate”
    Since the play TORCH SONG TRILOGY is, ah, not entirely heterosexual, one has to wonder if this is a code word for something.

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @David Cowie—“The torch singing wyrm and her mate”

    Hmmmmmmmmmm . . . . scans like the first line of a limerick . . . .

    The torch singing wyrm and her mate
    Would often sneak off on a date
    And they christened their quest
    Doing what they liked best
    And just scissored away, till quite late.

  23. Michael Toland Says:

    Are those rainbow space boogers?

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “And there, in the midst of the Enchanted Lake of Avalon, lay the place that Merlin had foretold — The Drowning Giant Who Vomits People…”

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