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Raoul Art Direction: “Don’t blame me! The cover art was the Editor’s Choice. I’m going to let the whole world know!” – former head of the Graphic Arts Department, Manor Books

Published 1965

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: 7.89 out of 10)

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11 Responses to “The Star Witches”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Anneka Rice had to put up with some really blurry footage on Treasure Hunt.

  2. fred Says:

    Star witch. Sounds like a Trumpian twitter insult.
    I no longer pay attention to pointing internets arrows unless they are in YouTube red.
    Is that origami in the background?

  3. L.B. Says:

    left on Earth… to see the Editor likes purple.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Mr Unknown Artist isn’t doing the author any favors here. Was he holding a grudge? Did Lymington run off with his wife? That star witch!

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Ah the perils of Impressionism. Is she pointing a gun at the reader? Flipping the bird? It’s so hard to tell through that shimmering violet haze. Also, do we have a “jaunty hip” tag? She could use one.

    By the way, Mikee, haven’t read this one either.

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I don’t see any shuriken here, or is it hidden in the purple murk?

    (“Purple Murk”: Prince’s least-successful album.)

    Did someone start to draw the jaunty bimbo, and then they weren’t able to get anyone else from UAI, so the best they could do was throw in some murk and a whole lot of design elements? Multicolored frames, drop shadows, arrows, blurb.

  7. Tag Wizard Says:

    @GsSxN – I guess technically it’s an “arrow of approval”. I’ll fire one of the staff.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    It looks like a bad photo taken in a nightclub.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @TW: That’d be one of the Chinese GSS staff, then?

    @Anna T: A nightclub with a malfunctioning smoke machine. No wonder the damsel’s alone, everyone else stepped out for some fresh air.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Are you SURE this is from 1965?
    There’s a definite 70s vibe here.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Well-spotted! ISFDB says the book was first printed in 1968, but this cover is from sometime after 1970. Plus, the $1.50 cover price is far too high for 1965.

    I agree it looks quite mid-70s.

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