Jul 14

I'm wearing my wizaaaaard bathrobe.Click for full image

Raoul Comments: This cover is a hot mess. I see one face, one foot, one arm, and one hand. And I’m not sure how they are connected.

Published 1977

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: 5.53 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Hunter of Worlds”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why you never give Daphne the Scooby Snacks.

  2. Ray P Says:

    A Harry Potter witch depicted in a William Blake manner.

  3. L.B. Says:

    I would have assumed an acid trip would be less monochrome. Learn something new everyday.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Behind you! Maybe? it’s hard to tell.

  5. fred Says:

    Squirrel sized Godzilla in the lower left doesn’t look very pleased at what is transpiring.

  6. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Night Gallery.”

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Magic eye picture migraine.

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    You’ve heard of the technicolor yawn. Well, this is its predecessor, the sepia yawn.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Did the cover artist rip off old, faded, Renaissance murals or something? Because that’s the vibe I’m getting.

    And, of course, to add insult to injury, he did it BADLY.

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    It looks like they didn’t leave room for the word “of” and had to squeeze it in afterwards.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    Perched on an invisible piano, she pondered whether the sandstorm she had conjured would be enough to distract everyone from the literal cut-and-paste job on the word ‘Of’.

    Reluctantly, she concluded that it wasn’t, so she adjusted her dress to show a little more cleavage and prepared to belt out a torch song…

    “Don’t know whyyyyyy there’s no sun up in the sky…”

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Art direction: I’m going to take the brown acid now. I want you to paint everything I talk about, starting in the center and spiraling outwards.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    There once was a girl from Nantucket
    Who sat her butt down on a tuffet
    She was feeling real girly
    But the artist got swirly
    And I can’t make anything of it.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I was sure that BM would say ‘fuck it.’

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DS – wouldn’t rhyme with “tuffet”

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mance, DSWBT—perhaps this last line will satisfy you both:

    There once was a girl from Nantucket
    Who sat her butt down on a tuffet
    She was feeling real girly
    But the artist got swirly
    And told the lass just where to stuff it.

  17. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – I luv it

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Editor: “Explain this cover to me. In a hundred words or less.”
    Artist: “Well…”
    Editor: “Now you’re down to NINETY-NINE words.”
    Artist: “I spilled coffee on it… then the dog chewed on it… then the cat walked over it… then Junior made a paper plane out of it… then it fell out the window and into a sewer, but I saved it… then it got into a trash compactor, but I saved it again… then I was abducted by aliens, who put it through a dimension-twisting machine… and then it got mangled in the mail and returned to sender…”
    Editor: “AND?”
    Artist: “And then I stumbled and dropped it in another puddle when I delivered it to your office, three minutes ago.”
    [Editor sighs.]
    Artist: “I suppose you want me to do it all over again…?”
    Editor: “Are you crazy? I’ve got a deadline to keep. We’ll print it. Your check is in the mail. Have a good day.”
    Artist: “Sorry about –”
    Editor: “I SAID GOOD DAY, SIR!!”

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