Nov 30

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Wendy’s Art Direction: You can read the blurb as well as I can. Paint it!

Published 1987

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: 8.40 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Star Ka’at World”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Is “Madlee” like “Divinelee”, dahling?

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Don’t worry Luke, the rest of your life will be higher budget.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Look at his face. How is this anything less than a 10?

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    I’m more of a star do’og person, myself.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This blurb would be so much greater if his name were “Jethro” instead of “Jim.”

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If this were a Heinlein cover, the boy, the girl, the cat AND the robot would be in a polyamorous relationship, and the boy would spent a full chapter explaining why dresses for males are a good idea.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Not sure how to feel about this teaser for Stranger Things 3.

  8. fred Says:

    I don’t care if it is in the book or not, that should be a giant killer robot mouse.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’m pretending the robot is taking a mega-hit off the hash pipe in the kid’s left hand.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—Looks like he’s sucking it right in through his eyeballs. I believe it gets to the robot brain centers more quickly that way.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    One of that robot’s limbs should have a poop scoop attachment. It’s probably why the cat is so pissed off. His litter box hasn’t been cleaned in weeks and has given birth to the cosmic event in the background.

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  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The mouseover (heh) text says WTF. I think the tags should too. Particularly for the expression on Jim-Bob’s Bowlcut’s face. His legs are also deserving of “anatomical issues” — what’s up with his thigh muscles?

    @DSWBT (6): heh.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @JP: actually, that’s a mural from the Cubist period of Pablo Picatsso.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    @dswbt looks more like abstract expressionism…mainly because there aren’t any cubist boobs.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @DSWBT (12): Looks to me more like one of those giant Chinese yo-yos, the ones you throw around with the sticks and string.

    String! Ka’at probably wonders where the stri’ing went. Maybe the whirring noise is hurting his ears, causing that hiss.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I bet if someone lifted that little leaver attached to the robot’s hip he would go into Michael Jackson mode and start moon walking everywhere.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Can you spot the “2001: A Space Odyssey” reference that the artist hid in this cover?

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    Any other combination of the nouns in that blurb makes for a better story:

    Killer Cats and Robots must rescue Jim and Elly-Mae from their friends

    Robots must rescue their cat friends from Killer Jim and Elly-Mae

    Robot Cat-Killers’ friends must rescue Jim from Elly-Mae

    Robot Jim must rescue friend-killers from Elly-Mae’s cat

    Killers must rescue robot cat from Jim and Elly-Mae’s friends

    and so on

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