Nov 18

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Good Show Sir Comments: Me Tar-sham. You Jan.

Thanks Bertie for sending this in!

Published 1966

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: 9.00 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Jan of the Jungle”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Unexpected sequel to Jan of the Typing Pool and I Was Talking to Jan Down the Shops the Other Day.

  2. MakkaPakka Says:

    He’s more at risk from his archery technique than the man in the tiger onesie.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Me Tar-Sham, me no skip leg day at gym.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Lord Thighmaster’s ass is wider than his shoulders.

  5. Paul Says:

    Me Tarzan, You Jan.

  6. GSS Admin Says:

    Oh c’mon Paul. I don’t expect anyone to read my mouseovers. But …
    I get first dibs at the low-hanging fruit.

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @MakkaPakka – he’s really not grasping the primary strength of archery — namely, you can stab things that are way over there — at all.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Lord of the Twerk

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Jan of the Jungle” is just about as good a title as “Otis of the Jungle”.
    But maybe I’m biased — “Jan” is the Swedish name equivalent of “Doug”.

  10. fred Says:

    Me Jan, you Ramona.

    Otis Adelbert Kline begat Jan of the Jungle. Jan of the Jungle begat Call of the Savage. Call of the Savage begat Noah Beery Jr as a Tar-sham.

  11. Alice Says:

    Stephen Holland skipped out on taking any fashion drawing classes at Unknown Artist Institute.

  12. drlemaster Says:

    Oddly enough, this cover could almost be from The Hawkeye Initiative, given Tar-sham’s pose.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    Somewhere, Jana of the Jungle ponders copyright…

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    Tar-Sham gets drunk on fermented banana juice and attacks a tapestry.

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    “Hold still! Tar-Sham clean monkey fur out of teeth”

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The woman seems unharmed – perhaps this is an example of the rare bodice-ripper monster.

  17. Ikari Gendo Says:

    The beast seems to be eyeless. If it hunts by scent, Tar-Sham’s explosive flatulence may be a problem.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    Why are we assuming that ‘Jan’ is the lady? It could be a Dutch Tar-sham. Or Flemish: the painting’s humans show the influence of Rubens just as the jungle and tiger gesture towards Rousseau.

  19. anon Says:

    I’m taking a LOT of liberties here, but:
    “It di best oral kleen”
    Jejune Half-Tong
    Caring bear-teeth-grater and vigorous jungle denturer Iudith

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Tar-Sham (or Tar-Jan) crosses the jungle swinging from tree to tree, mostly because with those teeny feet, he tends to fall down a lot when he walks.

  21. JuanPaul Says:

    The continuing adventures of Jan Goodall, Nerd of the Jungle.

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Jan, the wildest Brady of them all.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Unknown Artists Institute, Blurb Writing Seminar:
    “Ok class, now remember the formula—”In the X tradition” means, “derivative of and not nearly as good as” X. This formula can come in handy so memorize it.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought (after AAGGHH, but that’s all of the covers) was “Boy, that really ticks all the boxes, doesn’t it?” And then I saw the mouseover and list of tags. Yep.

    Tar-sham’s got him some birthin’ hips. Surprised he hasn’t fallen over, what with those tiny feet. No way can he stand steady enough with that bow, which as @Lillie said, he’s seemingly not real good at anyway.

    @fred: Excellent link! Though I’m boggling at Jim Rockford’s dad being Tar-sham in his youth. Sounds like it’s maybe worth watching, and it must have been quite the excitement in 1935.

    @Tor: That scenario actually makes sense of this.

    @Bruce: I dunno, Faux-Jane (Mona?) has gone cross-eyed from it all, so she’s not unscathed.

    @anon: You’ve certainly got the orthodontic part covered.

    @BC: excellently decoded.

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