May 07

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Good Show Sir Comments: I am only going to use the space sheep for J’ai Lu tit covers. This is a work of art. But I’m not convinced Krupowicz can draw feet.

Published 1982

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “As It Is Written”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I got a lion in my pocket and baby, he’s ready to roar!”

  2. Christopher Reynolds Says:

    I was surprised to see this, because I’m a big fan of Clark Ashton Smith and thought I’d read all of his work, but had never heard of this before. A quick Google reveals that this book is actually written by De Lysle Ferrée Cass, but the publisher attributed it to the wrong person.

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Would those scales work as scales if the things being weighed are holding hands and tied together?

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Police Report: “The naked body of the deceased was found in a Tallahassee motel room. Preliminary reports are he died of asphyxiation. Two female persons-of-interest were last seen leaving the room wearing size 15 shoes and carrying Gideon bibles.”

  5. fred Says:

    Love me some CAS.
    Generic Thanos cosmic scales to balance comment.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    The bird-woman has mutant camel feet and the I-don’t-know-WTF-she-is woman has bird feet. Krupowicz may or may not be able to draw feet but she’s definitely, er, interested in them.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    His triceps are even weirder than his weird pecs. And the girls seem to have gotten a little carried away with the botox lip treatments. Oh, and, is he defecating sand?

  8. Ryan Says:

    I clicked to get a closer look, and then I immediately came to regret my decision.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Welcome all delegates, to this year’s International Psychiatric Conference. The conference committee has unanimously agreed that our main topic, which is sure to generate discussion and controversy, will be this book cover…”

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Ever heard of Graham’s Number?
    This cover is as weird as that number is large.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    what is this I don’t even.

    @Tat: I don’t see how the two, erm, bipeds can weigh the same. The whatever it is coming out of the head of the left one looks heavier than the whatever it is etc. of the right one. In any case, the answer would be “Magick”.

    @B’man: GSS.

    @BC: It sure looks like it. Either that or it’s all his desiccated body fat, because he doesn’t seem to have any. Thus the pecs, arms, and hoo-boy, the kneecaps. And the internal organs, judging by the waist. That lion head is hiding a multitude of sins. Also, he’s probably blind from staring at the glow.

    @Ryan: same here.

    @ARY: We may need to go TREE (3) to compare.

  12. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    I find this cover mostly works for me as it looks like it’s meant to be stylised rather than realistic. The feet of the right hand figure however, make me snort coffee out of my nose.

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I hope that’s sand filling the hour glass.

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