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Sep 01

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Wendy Comments: He’s angry cause she won’t breastfeed him.

Published 1989

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: 8.55 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Cat’s Eye”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Of COURSE Tiddles isn’t a child substitute!”

  2. fred Says:

    What has Dick Blade got himself into this time.

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    This child will grow up to have a bright future as a Baen cover model.

  4. A. R. Yngve Says:

    I warned them that the SEXY BEASTS dating show would have disastrous consequences – but the fools wouldn’t listen!

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    I have to say, it’s pretty impressive to have invented the crudely photoshopped internet meme way back in 1989.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    This reminds me of Mountain Dew’s “puppy monkey baby” from a Super Bowl ad a few years back:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQcfK9EKfL4

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Why is he wearing diapers?
    Shouldn’t he have a litter box?

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Dr. Moreau was just phoning it in that day.

  9. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Is that the pleasure face or the evil face ?

    @Bruce. Good show, sir.

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  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This is really horrific, but not in the way the author intended, I suspect.

    @Francis: it does look like the artist was only told “evil child”, turned it into the publisher who panicked, realizing there wasn’t anything feline about it, and someone else hurriedly slapped the head and tail on, not bothering with niceties like lighting.

    @JuanPaul: I wonder if the people behind that ever saw this cover.

    @Tor: I wonder how many nipples that shirt is covering, i.e. how far does the cat-ness go?

    @BC: But wait there’s more!

    I wonder if they allude to the fact that with a human torso, the kid can’t lick its own butt. Probably not, got to keep the Demon Cat Baby ad wholesome.

  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Ace quips and jokes all around. Good Show, sirs!
    🙂

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Sudden thought — doesn’t this art imply the book should be titled “Cat’s Head”?

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: like Jean Dutourd’s book ( https://www.amazon.com/Dogs-Head-Phoenix-Fiction/dp/0226174921 ) , only for cat aficionados?

  15. fred Says:

    Another from the artist’s web site. The kitty in a cradle. FYI, the main page link at the bottom of the page, current work/sculptor, is for a construction company in Hunan, China.

    https://www.richardnewtonillustrator.com/gallery.html?gallery=Mystery+%26+Horror&folio=Book+Covers&vimeoUserID=&vimeoAlbumID=#/7

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I’m betting this isn’t “a wonderful piece of magical realism”.

    (As a button I saw at a con said “Magical realism is just Spanish for SF/F”.)

    @fred: I guess he was the man for the job then, but I don’t see how he’s got the chops for Chinese construction. Pay your domain fees, Richard!

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