Mar 13

Ripped from the pages of the unknown artist's anatomy class sketchbookClick for larger image

Too ridiculous for space sheepClick for larger image

It’s a Two-fer Tuesday: Müller-What-The-Fokker Goings-on

#1 Tat Wood’s Art Direction: “Look, we’re late to this whole Cyberpunk thing but I’ve got the rights to a book about a guy being stored as data. It was published twenty years ago but we can kid the nerds into thinking it’s hip and fresh. It’s a comedy but for Chrissake don’t let on.”

#2 Good Show Sir Comments: Tat lays down the challenge, but I say you can never beat the first edition. Those hardcover publishers only hire the best artists.

Published 1990, 1970

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: 8.93 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Müller-Fokker Effect”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    1: The Gunther von Hagens Effect?

    2: You know when men get to a certain age and legs start growing from places they didn’t used to…

  2. FrankN.Stein Says:

    Müller-fokking covers…

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    When your letters start growing nipples then, yes, I think you’ve got font problems but they’re probably the least of your problems.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    There is some DEFCON 1 terribleness going on in that bottom cover. Is that a nose harpy?

  5. fred Says:

    1. Looks like zombies. Boring zombies. What happened to Roderick? Did he bail at the last minute when he got a look at these covers?

    2. Not obscured by clouds, unfortunately.

  6. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Looks like both artists suffer from Dunning–Kruger effect.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    1: That’s one vaguely smug-looking, unattractive cyborg.

    2: I have some boxes of Kleenex for this guy if he needs it, since he seems to be blowing a pair of legs out of his nose. And his brain’s deteriorated into a puddle of water, too.

    I say cover 2 is uglier.

  8. Raoul Says:

    OW MY EYES! Oh. How did that pin get stuck in there.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    @Ikari: Only Connect fan? Testify!

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    2.). This man’s nose is running.
    I wonder if his feet smell.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tor – LOL Good Show Sir!

  12. Tracy Says:

    Plumber: I’m here to turn off the nose.

    I heard it was running.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. Typical Unknown Artist’s Institute rookie mistake, not knowing how to handle negative space—cyborg looks like it’s stroking its chin with a dildo.

    2. First you go, “Oh, cute, the lower case “e”s look like little weird faces,” then as your eye continues downward, the term “weird face” just goes way out of control.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Speaking of eyes, I’d like some bleach for mine.

    I think everyone’s said everything I thought of, although I’m surprised #2 didn’t actually show the Mullerian ducts. Got kinda close. Also mildly surprised there isn’t a WWI airplane on it.

    Why is the nose-harpy with man legs holding a cane? Did they think all this cover was missing was a song and dance number? (Or is it a trapeze, equally dumb?)

    @BC: Maybe that explains the smug look @Anna T perceived.

    @Ikari, Tor: LOL.

    Nose-woman’s nipples are the least offensive thing about it.

    #1 is ugly, but at least the fonts are inorganic and it’s not scary.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I showed #2 to the husband and he started listing off all the stupid things about it and ran out of breath before he even mentioned the grumpy nose-face, trapeze, and schnoz nipples.

    And I just now noticed the pointed ears.

  16. Hammy Says:


    That sounds like cursing. I hope I’m not revealing any spoilers for those who want to read the book….

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    That’s funny… I can’t remember that John Sladek’s novel contained a scene where a man was horribly flayed alive by acid.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @AR Yngve: They just recycled the cover of “Ow! I fell into Acid and it Really Hurt: a Memoir.”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: okay, so which book did they recycle the cover from for #2?

  20. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSSxn: That cover was recycled from “Wow! I Dropped the Acid and it Really Heard Eye Nail Nose Boobies: A Memoir.”

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: Of course! Undoubtedly how the cover came to be.

    UAI: Where none of your fee goes to talented teachers, but much of it goes to really good drugs.

  22. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tor Mented: GSS! Better than anything I was likely to come up with.

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