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Oct 04

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Jonathan’s Art Direction: ‘Syndic.’ Shall I write it down for you?
Artist: No. I’ve got it. ‘Sindy.’

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: 7.57 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “The Syndic”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Darn transporter malfunctions!

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The Syndic action figures sold well enough for cheap Asian knock-offs to make their appearance.

  3. fred Says:

    The red pants and turtleneck should accelerate a redshirt’s fate exponentially.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    That time Jerry Anderson got a small budget increase and blew it all on gold leaf.

  5. Dr Bob Says:

    Um, so the cover artist owns TWO of those wooden artist manikins you’re supposed to pose to aid you when sketching and planning paintings… but he still didn’t do any painting or drawing???

  6. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Albert Broccoli: “Mr. Anderson – may I call you Gerry? – we’re doing a big-budget production. Sock puppets just won’t do.”

    Gerry Anderson: “Not sock puppets, marionettes! And think of the money you’ll save on actors! Look, here’s the figure that’s been fatally covered with gold paint by the villain…”

    Albert Broccoli: “Thank you. Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

    Gerry Anderson: “Wait til you see the James Bond car! It’s got extendable wings and jet engines…”

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    The Roy Batty and Pris action figures suck.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Given that the book’s premise is a world run by the Mob, any other possible cover must have been vetoed, probably by someone called Vito.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    That’s two covers in a row [1] by this author featuring shiny-faced dummies in red velour: one has to wonder if he was going for some sort of personal theme.

    [1] https://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=17360

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Bruce – I get the feeling back at Unknown Artists Institute that David Davies was snapping Polaroids of the nude models instead of sketching them.

  11. Leak Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a follow-up cookbook:

    “The Syndic Ate”

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Dr. Bob: Hey, he painted them red, what more do you want?

    @JP: GSS.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The dummy on the left looks like a young Garry Shandling. The one on the right looks like a dummy.

  14. Bibliomancer Says:

    A David Davies Retrospective

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    It’s great to hear them sing again, but I still think these “ABBAtars” look fake.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’man: Great find! He’s certainly still popular here at GSS. I bet he worked cheap.

    That Enterprise model with an extra bit bodged on wasn’t fooling anyone, Dave.

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