Oct 12

In Russia, cat person paints you! - Yermakov SmirnoffClick for full image

Raoul Comments: How much longer do I have to sit posing? Your lizard is killing me.
Published 1981

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: 8.29 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Journey from Flesh”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I thought that they replaced Mick Jagger’s blood with a nicotine-formaldehyde mixture in the late 70s…

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    This glimpse behind the scenes explains quite a bit about the covers we see here…

  3. fred Says:

    The American Graffiti font is just……wrong. Although I do wonder about the soundtrack for this cover.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: Ask and ye shall receive!

  5. Ray P Says:

    Do cat women dream of American Splendor’s Harvey Pekar enduring agony?

  6. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “In Russia, you don’t suffer for art, art suffers for you!”

  7. Bibliomancer Says:


  8. Tom Hering Says:

    … followed by the tongue of death, the grope of death, the intercourse of death – and of course, or of corpse, the portrait session of death! Dating the girls at art school is brutal.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    In the face of so much oddness it may seem silly of me to pick on such a trivial point but… why is she using a paintbrush to do a pencil-sketch?

  10. Anna T. Says:

    That miniature dragon has one hell of a nosebleed. Either that, or the painting’s alive and the lizard just bit it . . . which is somewhat disturbing.

    Also, is the artist Nightcrawler’s twin sister or something?

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tat Wood – Pencil sketch? It’s a fe-line drawing.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @B’mancer: what [SA]HatfulOfHollow said. 😉

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    Good thing they put the “science fiction” tag in the corner or I might have mistaken it for a novel of Russian existentialism.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood, B’mancer—no matter what the medium, the execution is purr-fectly dreadful.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is it just me, or is something anatomically wrong with that forearm? It looks more like it’s a hollow tube kinked in the middle, rather than something with muscles flexing underneath blue, furry skin.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Kiss of Debt Is Only the Beginning…


  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I can’t find a synopsis of this anywhere. All I found was an interview with the author (with whom I once drank vodka with all night at a party — do not do this with someone with a name like that). He said “it’s out of print which is probably for the best.”

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