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May 06

Exhibit #9999: Feet are hard to paintClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Fighting snakes with a kabob skewer

Check out the wraparound cover

Published 1978

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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16 Responses to “Wall of Serpents”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Feet, why’d it have to be feet?”

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Not a bad looking wall of serpents, really.

    (Looks at wrap-around cover)

    Now, is that a jump-over-the-wall-of-serpents giant deer or a knock-down-the-wall-of-serpents giant deer? Everyone knows you knock down a wall of serpents with a giant ball of mongooses.

    The guy on the right looks less like he’s turning his head than his head has been put on sideways.

  3. fred Says:

    I think the elk is the brains of this group.

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    The bad news: Once they get past the wall of serpents, they still have to face the hurdle of turtles, the dam of lambs, palisade of parakeets, the hem of hens and the hedge of hogs.

  5. fred Says:

    Don’t forget the moats of stoats and goats.

  6. NomadUK Says:

    Or the generation of vipers.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    … the barrier of terriers.

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Hmmm. When you said “wall of serpents’ I thought this was going to be another one of those metaphor things like when you offered to show me your one-eyed-trouser-snake.”

  9. fred Says:

    …the ambuscade of ass, cover by a confused Boris Vallejo.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Snakes on the Plane
    Lotta Snakes on the Prairie
    Lair of the Wall Worms
    The Serpent and the Hedge Row

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS, all.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    Art Direction: It’s titled “Wall of Serpents”
    George Barr: “Say no more boss. I’m on it!”

    … 2 weeks later …

    George Barr: “Mind an elk? I need a break”

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Oh, they’re stuck there! Let’s just wait until they all starve to death.”

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I think the snakes look so pissed off because it appears she skinned one of their cousins to hem that stupid cape.

    “Hsssss hey that used to be Arnold. Hsssss I recognize the birthmark hsssssss!”

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Art Director: “Yeah, it’s called ‘Wall of Serpents’, so make sure you get that on the cover, but make the wall so dark and dim that it’s hard to tell if it’s snakes or wolves, or maybe just a fir hedge.”

    G. Barr: “What about the way-more-interesting warrior with awesome cape and even more awesome giant elk with huge antlers?”

    AD: “Meh, put them on the back. The front should have a wall-eyed girl with a bow and quiver and a dude in olive drab wielding one of those skewers you get meat off of at a Brazilian steakhouse.”

    G.Barr: “…”

    AD: “And remember, these authors are kings of swashbuckling sword and sorcery, so make sure the whole thing is colored as drab as possible!”

    GSS, all.

    We’ve had covers from Phantasia Press before, and they all stunk.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Phantasia press, putting the phun in Fantasia.

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