Sep 21

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Joe Camel Comments: “Why do I always fall for a guy with nazi boots and a TV antenna on his head?”

Published 1960

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: 8.26 out of 10)

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31 Responses to “Sanctuary in the Sky”

  1. Tag Wizard Says:

    Here is the high-res cover painting without text. Suitable for framing.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Damn, we’ve just missed an episode of Star Trek on the 50″ TV!”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Goodness! Why did they crop the shocks and struts out of the building in the lower right corner?

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    Great, now I’m going to be haunted by nightmares of men with huge red left hands with the fingers melted together. Years of therapy.


  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Bright green and red colour scheme:✔ Snow:✔ Was this originally painted for Santa Claus Conquers the Martians?

  6. fred Says:

    It’s like the Ghana film poster for Krull, only 1000% less awesome.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Try saying “Who ruled the neutral world?” aloud, it isn’t easy.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    British writers working for the Yankee Dollar tended to slip in weird in-jokes to wrongfoot the editors at Ace but I don’t think Brunner mentioned that the screaming damsel was played by Dinah Sheridan.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: stars of the silver screen week? Good show, sir! ūüôā

  10. fred Says:

    What the hell is it with space heroes and riding breeches.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    There’s something wrong with both that man’s hands. And his lady friend’s feet.

    That’s probably why the green space vampire woman looks so appalled.

  12. Yoss Says:

    I would have figured it would take more cleavage than that to split the cleavage tag in two. Or maybe it’s more of a cumulative thing and this is the cleavage that broke the camel’s back?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anna T.‚ÄĒ With him it’s a classic case of bighanditis (don’t we have a tag for that?). Her feet are ok, but her shoes are at least four sizes too large. Probably why she can’t walk but has to be carried.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Is that a period (full stop) after the word “ruled” or a random star trying to masquerade as punctuation?

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Her mother’s ghost screams from the beyond:
    “No! You could do so much better than him! You should have married a doctor!”

  16. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Yoss – Fixed it.
    But now your comment makes no sense! ūüôā

  17. Tag Wizard Says:

    @BC – If fact, we have a confluence of tags: bigbusyhanditis

  18. Yoss Says:

    @ Tag Wizard – I can accept that. Whenever I notice a continuity error, I naturally assume it’s because a wizard did it.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TW: Richard Scarry’s Best Bigbusyhanditis Ever was the one that finally did him in. ūüôĀ

  20. Raoul Says:

    Run! It’s Space Divine from Pink Flamingos!

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This doesn’t look much like a sanctuary to me. Neither does the sky, what with it being full of giant green screaming face.

    The damsel is not wanting any of it.

    Is his gun a blow dryer, an airbrush, or an air horn? Or a super-strength laser toilet plunger?

    @fred: Good question. Riding breeches are so impractical when you’re in spaceships, not cavalry.

  22. JuanPaul Says:

    “Eeek! A mouse in a spaceship!”

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe he’s carrying her because A) her shoes are too big and B) the breeches imply that there’s a horse around somewhere, leaving horse poop he doesn’t want her to step on.

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The dots in the background are messing up the text. It seems to read:
    Who ruled. The neutral world?

    (Should be read in your best William Shatner voice.)

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Does he have a plumber’s friend mounted on a gun stock?

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: in case of Daleks.

  27. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Strictly Come Throwing Your Partner to Safety

  28. Emster Says:

    Lucy thought her sister’s “Space Themed” wedding was going to be entertaining to say the least, but when the eccentric wedding planner showed her the shaved head and big eyebrow look for the bridesmaids, she was having none of it!

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I shall never forget watching a couple of young folks trying to re-enact this, and failing because even flexible late-teens/early 20s people cannot be in this position and had to be photoshopped.

  30. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Who ruled the neutral world?”

    I’ll put $50 on “vampire pickle people”, Bob.

  31. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSSxn: I remember your post about those cover recreations because I enjoyed it so much.

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