Feb 25

Feet and faces are hard to drawClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: I will smite my enemies with my mighty road flare!
Published 1969

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: 7.17 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Wolfling”

  1. DaveM Says:

    “By the power of numbskull!”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    You know it’s a wolfling and not a true wolf because it hasn’t grown a proper head yet.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Originally a sequel to None But Man, entitled None Head Man.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    I think legs akimbo offers more of a target than an impressive stance.

  5. L.B. Says:

    I give him a 2 for heroic stance in the Headless Swordsman competition.

  6. SI Says:


  7. ELVRAIE Says:

    The font is so user friendly, I first read Wolfing. The stone trying wolfing down the barbarian? That picture is just crazy and doesn’t make much sense.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    This bodybuilder needs to build a head.

    Those thighs. There is something so wrong about those thighs. Picture this faux-nan standing up straight and not “legs akimbo” (thanks THX). It’s time to lay off the steroids when your thighs are wider than your torso.

  9. Ray P Says:

    “How do I get down from here!”

  10. anon Says:

    Sadly, this cover doesn’t answer my ling question either.

    Heatlet fever: Healers and doctors desert. The chihuahua cartels cower in fear to
    Rock dis NY dong, bro!

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer 8—indeed he is a poster boy for steroid abuse. Not only do these evil drugs engorge certain parts of the body, they also, er, “disengorge” other parts. That’s why such a tiny shadow can serve as a modesty shield here. This may also be symbolically represented by the “shrinking sword” motif.

  12. fred Says:

    I want to know why he has his thumb/left hand wedged in between his index and middle fingers.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    He’s sculpting himself out of clay? Good luck doing your own face, mate.

    And your right hand.

    And between your shoulder-blades.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    He’s not carrying a flare gun. He’s holding up a dagger that’s just been struck by lightning.

    That explains his position. This is a depiction of a man getting struck by lightning. Perhaps it was a punishment from the gods. I don’t see anything to do with wolves though.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—thanks for pointing out that detail. It appears to be an obscene gesture known in Renaissance Italy as “the fig.” It’s sort of the (metaphorical) “female” equivalent of flipping the bird to someone.

    Our hero here is probably giving the fig to the cover artist.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Michael Flatley is

  17. Jeff Vader Says:

    It’s not that he lacks a head. It’s just that it more than anything resembles a large horisontal salami sausage.

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