Sep 13

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Good Show Sir Comments: Granada Books Art Director. Second guessing some career decisions.

Published 1981

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: 6.56 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “David Cronenberg’s Scanners”

  1. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “See the sensational film!”
    “Go see the movie instead, it’s awesome!”
    “What are you doing looking at this book? See the movie!”
    “Are you still holding this crummy book? Didn’t we tell you to see the movie instead?”

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Ever had that feeling you’re going to sneeze, but it doesn’t quite arrive?

  3. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Incautiously, Bob decided to try the seven-alarm chili.

  4. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Look, Donald…you lost. Just get over it.

  5. fred Says:

    Just another normal day for Michael Ironside.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Joann” spent a lot of time lovingly painting that belt buckle.

  7. Ryan Says:

    As he stepped into the arrivals hall, Bob realized what people meant when they said that Arizona had a “dry heat”.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Bob arrived at the Botox clinic in critical condition.

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    Well, since you can’t put a GIF on a book cover I suppose this will have to do.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The novelization of the movie of the screenplay of the ideas of Cronenberg.

    I’m not sure why they had Joann repaint the movie still instead of using a photo. Maybe she worked cheaper?

    The font is boringly average and yet annoying with the small type in red on black.

    Obviously this is the classic example of head asploding, but his shirt seems to be asploding too.

    @ARY: “Don’t buy this contractually-obligated crap, this movie is all about the visuals and not words! Spend your money on a ticket!”

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Man undergoing psychic attack or Dragonball character powering up? Only his cover artist knows for sure!

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    “No! Not the Shuriken of Approval!”

  13. Hammy Says:

    “Not to be missed! Jack Nicholson, as you’ve seen him thousands of times before!”

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Even when asploding, it is poor form to tuck one’s tie into a waistband.

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    When a friend of mine was at school, he was standing in the lunch line when he overheard one of the older pupils ask someone, “Leslie, are you the guy on the front of Scanners?” (the video sleeve used the same art).

    Which is funny, but also begs the question, what on Earth did Leslie look like?!

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    I wanted ta’ write a poem aboot a scanna.
    But I canna.

  17. Liam Says:

    Nothing wrong with this, it’s a great cover.

  18. Hammy Says:

    David Cronenberg’s Scanners?

    Wow, they’ll make a movie out of anything now, won’t they? I mean, do you want to watch a movie about David Cronenberg’s computer hardware and how he uses it to convert printed material into digital/electronic form?

    And just how many scanners does David Cronenberg have? Look, I’ll admit I’m a computer hoarder (3 PCs, one ancient laptop, a Mac Pro, a Mac G5 Tower and a G4 Cube, that’s all), but I won’t write a screenplay about them…

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    David Cronenberg’s scanners probably have huge, veiny eyes you put the paper on.

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