Mar 01

Stop calling it a Witch Hunt. Coven Project focus-grouped better. Click for full image

Alice Comments: Frogs: “Hey, we requested the Trial by Water!”

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: 7.47 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The California Coven Project”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    She’s not made of wood, she’s made of frogs. She can’t be a witch!

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is Space Sheep on holiday?

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    While you got a good witch fire going, toss a couple frog legs in. I’m hungry.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    That is one hot nurse!

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I don’t think they’re frogs, maybe salamanders. Isn’t there some ancient legend about salamanders being able to survive in fire?

    Maybe that’s their “potent weapon.” Good luck on that.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: I think we know what the potent weapon is, if it involves lighting something up in California!

    (That’s a marijuana joke, by the by)

    (I mean, look, his name is ‘Stickgold’. Can you be any more explicit?)

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    …so don’t privatise the NHS!

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:


    Don’t bogart that frog, my friend
    Pass it over to me . . .

  9. Alice Says:

    They renamed Obamacare in L.A., but the death panels have gotten even worse

  10. fred Says:

    What is ‘Mother of Frogs’ in High Valyrian?

  11. Anna T. Says:

    They don’t look like they’re tied to the pole. So why don’t they leave?

    And, who do you think is the time traveller — the nurse, or the woman in really old fashioned clothing? Or does she just like to dress retro?

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Anna: Not only are they loosely tied, there seem to be flames only in the foreground. (Frogground?)

  13. Tom Noir Says:

    Seems like the outcome of this scene is a froggone conclusion.

  14. JuanPaul Says:

    Nothing makes getting burned at the stake worse than suddenly getting a crick in your neck.

  15. Santa Says:

    A surprisingly good book.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Blurb contradicts artwork. Ex-noob becomes confused.

    Are those frogs very close, or super-huge? If they’re drawn to the same scale/very nearby the women, those aren’t native California frogs.


  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @GSS Ranologist: Doubtless an invasive species of amphibian. That’ll be £1.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Frog 1: “What’s going on here?”
    Frog 2: “That Frenchman said we were invited to a barbeque!”

  19. RachelJ Says:

    @Dead Frog With Big Teeth
    Link’s broken. Were you by any chance suggesting they belong to this delightful species?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RachelJ: ah, the cane toad! One of the few amphibians known to commit necrophilia in the natural world! No, actually, that one was about a frog invading California (hence the applicability to the title). But if the link isn’t working, I’ll waive my fee.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Screw witchcraft, what those poor women need is Twitter.

    (Too soon? We’re always Too Soon here at Good Show Sir…)

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