Mar 07

Groundhog says fuck this, ten more years of winterClick for larger image

Tat Wood Comments: It’s exactly like a Breughel. If he’d done the poster for a straight-to-video sequel to ‘Dark Crystal’ about a Yeti, sorceress and a woodchuck.

Published 1981

You might remember this from here.

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: 4.55 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    So that’s what happened to Gordon the Gopher.

    Oh, and no “jazz hands” tag?

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    “So what’s the series title again?”
    “Flashing Swords.”
    “Got it. I’m painting a girl waving a big smoking stick!”

  3. fred Says:

    If you say Marjorie Main is a damsel, then I guess she’s a damsel.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:


    Flashing swords indeed! We’re an easy going bunch around here but we demand real ting. Indeed, we’re connoisseurs of ting and some dime store sparkler ain’t going to cut it.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Susie and Hobbes join forces with Calvin as he faces off against one of his own abominations!

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Even imaginary monster snowman hands are hard to draw!

  7. Alice Says:

    It’s angry because it has icicles for teeth and can never enjoy a hot meal.

  8. Cyril Alberga Says:

    Me thinks that the wee beastie is a pussy cat. Woodchucks don’t come with stripes!

  9. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Casper seems to have become a much less friendly ghost.

  10. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Oh, I just had a look at page 64 of the gallery, is it ten years of GSS next week?

  11. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Verylatetotheparty – (Shhh! Quiet. You’ll spoil the big surprise!)

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Fortunately, the monster interrupted before Bob committed a classic ice-fishing mistake.

    Is that monster wearing earmuffs? I guess it must be cold under the ice. Or are those headphones and it was just listening to its tunes before someone rudely started cutting a hole in its roof?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Must have been an unwritten rule that this series had to have bad covers.

    At least this version doesn’t have everyone pants-less.

    Things mentioned in title: flashing swords, demons, daggers.
    Things illustrated on cover: One demon? Plus two icy woodspersons and an unidentifiable small quadruped.

    Unless we’ve got it all wrong and Casper the Yeti was just minding his own business when three demons came along to bother him with their sparklers.

    So, so close to TING!

    @JuanPaul: GSS! We need no more comparisons.

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JuanPaul: upon close inspection of the larger picture the animal does look rather like a plush toy tiger. Susie, on the other hand, appears to have aged badly.

  15. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    “…Yeah, and then you said, now I have this big magic wand, the next time we build a snowman I can make it come to life. It would be so adorably cute, you said…”

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    In Russia you don’t shovel snow, snow shovels you!

  17. THX 1139 Says:

    Raymond Briggs really changed his style after The Falklands.

  18. Veryunlikelytobeinvitedtotheparty Says:

    #11 Tag Wizard: Me and my big mouth, I’m very sorry Tag, may I call you Tag? no? Mr Wizard? oh, right Mr Wizard Sir. I’m very sorry Mr Wizard Sir!

  19. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Veryunlikelytobeinvitedtotheparty – Not to worry. Like most else on this website, it went unnoticed.

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “It’s a bumble! Quick, get some pliers to pull it’s teeth out!”

  21. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: I understand that’s a lot easier if someone knocks it unconscious first.

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