Apr 04

Blurb writer to editor: No, I wrote 'The lionlike people CAN hold a secret...'Click for full image

Victoria Poyser Comments: I swear the art editor told me over the phone to do a cover for “Planet of Whiskers.”

Published 1985

Thanks to Wendy for sending this in

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: 8.38 out of 10)

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39 Responses to “Planet of Whispers”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    Typesetter Comments: “I swear the art editor told me over the phone the title was
    “Panet of Whispers.” Never mind. I’ll just squeeze that “L” in.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Dang, B’mancer beat me to it. I was going to propose a single letter seeks good counter tag.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Leo: ‘Hey, baby…why don’t you slip that top down and let ’em breathe? We’re all doing it…’

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    They appear to live in that giant metal tube or canister. This is either a Chinese Whispers version of the 80s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV series or, and I hate myself for thinking this or using this combination of words, ‘Top Cat’ slash.

  5. Raoul Says:

    No dammit, it’s “Planet of Whisperers”!

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Always with the cat people. Where’s the book about a planet ruled by dog people?

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    B’mancer: ask and ye shall receive. 😉

  8. fred Says:

    The secret is they are peoplelike lions and not lionlike people.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:



  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There’s only one way to account for Leo’s rather sharp (and somewhat smug) intake of breath—she’s leaning that left shoulder just far enough back.

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    “Thunder! THUNDER! THUNDER!!! THUND- what? Oh, sorry, I forgot we’re meant to be whispering…”

  12. Anna T. Says:

    I have to say, I don’t think catperson fashion models have ever appeared on this site before.

  13. fred Says:

    She has…..something……. in her left hand.

  14. MisterBob Says:

    Only a staff for protection ? No gold dagger,No silver ray gun ? Is that the secret ?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Planet of Leerers

  16. RachelJ Says:

    @Bibliomancer. I don’t know what you’re talking about. We haven’t had any cat people for (just) over a week. I was beginning to think something was wrong!

  17. Francis Boyle Says:

    So much material for my forthcoming book “Sexual Dimorphism in Cat People “

  18. JuanPaul Says:

    Cats have no respect for personal space. The same is true for cat people. Cat-woman is ready to leap off the battlements to get away from Rum Tum Tugger.

  19. Cat Stevens Says:

    Why all the complaining? This cover is PURR-fect!

  20. JuanPaul Says:

    “What’s new pussy cat!”

    “Whoa, whoa, whoa! Back off there, buddy!”

  21. Yoss Says:

    “Get it, Sheila? I’m a polecat. See??? POLE cat. Hah! Awww, you don’t get it.”

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What with Rule 34, it’s a wonder cat people don’t have the catly appropriate 6 dumplings. I guess that’s to even out the lizard people having any?

    She’s about to apply her claws to delicate parts of his anatomy.

    They seem to be standing atop a tower made of cinder blocks, with a whole bunch of other cat people jammed into a crowd behind them. The metal cylinder appears to have nothing to do with the cats, they’re just milling around it.

    @Anna T: Who better to be on a catwalk?

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The 1980s, when furrydom dared not speak its name…

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Never before in the history of publishing has a furry looked more smug. (Smugger? Smuggy?)

  25. Tag Wizard Says:

    @A.R.Y. – Whichever. Time to tag a Smirky McSmug.

  26. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wizard—thanks for the tag. I know it takes the endorsement of more credible or senior members of GSS, such as Bibliomancer or Dead Stuff or A.R.Y. to persuade you, but in the end, it’s the tag that counts. 😉

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Hello, I must be going.’

  28. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    She’s got that look on her face because his Tinder profile picture was this.

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: Tag Wizard added a tag for me just a few days ago, and I’m not a senior member. Of course it was the April Fool’s cover, so…

    “Smirky McSmug” really fits here. Even with a face covered with and surrounded by fur, he manages to really convey ultimate smugness. Not sure why — it doesn’t look like that catwoman model is going to give him anything other than an elbow to the ribs and possibly a claw to the goolies.

  30. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GssXN—it must be me then, not that I’m paranoid or anything . . . .

    @DSWBT (27)—well, your no schnorrer.

  31. Ray P Says:

    The Holy Blood & the Holy Grail of Narnia.

  32. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Bad typo there—”you’re”—sorry.

  33. Tag Wizard Says:

    @B.Chiclitz – I’m afraid if I give you an inch you’ll start badgering me again for that “weird pecs” tag. 🙂

  34. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: no, it is spelled ‘schnorrer’. Source: Wikipaedia.

  35. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wiz—point taken. Please note though that the pec badgering has stopped. However, there’s always my “face in tree” obsession liable to pop up at any moment.

  36. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSwithBT—Sorry for the incoherence. The typo was with the pronoun—should have been “you’re” and I wrote “your.”

    A schnorrer is a schnorrer is a schnorrer, of which you are not.

  37. Tag Wizard Says:

    @BC – But face tree already exists! What do you want next? A “tree-in-face” tag?

  38. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag W—Hmmmm, “tree in face,” not a bad idea. I’ll bet Bibliomancer , with his massive knowledge of Chinese GSS, could dig one up. By the way, thank you for the true tagging wizardry you bring to the “real” GSS—no sarcasm.

  39. Tom Noir Says:

    Nice to see the Thundercats still getting work.

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