Jun 07

It's a small world after allClick for larger image

Marty Comments: It’s smaller than his pinkie.

Published 1973

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Cold War in a Country Garden”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Over there – it’s David Bellamy! And he’s naked too!”

  2. DaveM Says:

    Cold war? Well maybe if you’d just put on a jumper!

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s one way to stop the neighbours complaining about your nude sunbathing – be too small to see.

  4. fred Says:

    Had this at one time. The back cover told you ‘Soon to be a major motion picture from Dino De Laurentis.’ or some such. That it was never made is a great loss for human culture.

  5. NomadUK Says:

    From ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ to ‘Leaning Against the Shoulders of Tiny People’ … how the mighty have fallen.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘I can’t even have a tuppeny bit in peace!’

    It’s sad to see Benedict Cumberbatch reduced to this.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    The artist had so many options for covering up that guy’s junk.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He was temporarily confused by the giant coin, thinking he’d somehow ended up in Batman’s cave.

    (I read this one. The whole business about the evil micro-commies was somehow even sillier than the part about shrinking people to insect size.)

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    Nice to see the Land of the Giants staple of The Big Pencil in full effect. Oh – no offence, little guy.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @THX 1139—And an always useful prop for hiding those darn hard-to-draw feet.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Best part of the cover is the hangdog expression on the bug’s face. Like, “WTF is he doing here? How am I ever going to get my pencil back?”

  12. NomadUK Says:

    Is that a pencil in your pocket, or are you just happy to — oh, wait.

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    It looks like someone dropped a big No. 2 in the garden.
    A pencil. I’m talking about a pencil.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I thought we’d had this before, but it was another in this series.

    Is it treason or something to be running around starkers with Her Maj right there? Liz might be getting an eyeful, and be Not Amused.

    Or is the coin rolling along, a la Indy and the boulder?

    Why isn’t Mr. Starkers looking at the ant? Presumably it’s large enough to be dangerous to him (because that’s the genre) and he’s just staring off into space as a giant coin runs him down and he’s about to trip on a giant pencil.

    These people are in trouble if the country gardener decides to spray weedkiller or insecticide, or even just empties out a bottle of something or a cup of tea. And are at risk of drowning from light showers, and all beware the mower!

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Just when Bob thought his day couldn’t get any worse, he saw the flock of newborn ticks coming his way.

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