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Good Show Sir Comments: Cover on a cover fake out!

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1988

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: 5.00 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “Bright and Shining Tiger”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    What makes this cover is the horse looking at the Viking with an expression of “Who is this asshole?”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is the black thing on the left a horse, a buffalo, or your standard shapeshifting alien monstrosity? (Don’t answer that. This cover fails to generate in me the slightest curiosity about the book.)

  3. fred Says:

    If a knight named Forrest doesn’t wind up inside the embossed tiger I will be dissapointed.

  4. Carthoris Says:

    Her horse is going to trip on that skull because it’s distracted by the guy drawing his sword.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s certainly a bright and shiny tiger.

  6. fred Says:

    At least her horse in today’s cover doesn’t look like it’s made of chocolate.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Good thing her horse is upwind from the palomino, er, taking up the rear, a bit too closely. The buffalo thing doesn’t seem to be so lucky.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The barbarian My Little Pony fan is infuriated by her horse eating his buddy.

    Aren’t bright tigers usually burning rather than shining? I mean, when they’re not part of an excessively glossy book cover. It also appears to have some serious eye problems.

    OK – she’s staring at the audience while shooting sparks into the air with no apparent target. The previous cover, bad as it was, at least injected some drama into the scene. Is she having her picture taken? And is that a regular breeze, or is Magically Generated Air Disturbance(tm)?

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “How can we make this cover uglier?”
    “Let’s slap a gaudy wallpaper design and a blind white tiger on it!”

    I see being hit by lightning has caused her eyes to cross. No wonder.

    @Francis: I’m willing to go on record as saying it’s a quadruped mammal, but nothing more definite than that.

    @BC: That’s not a palomino. It’s a sorrel (a kind of chestnut). Source: I was a 10 year old girl. No idea what it’s dong there, and I don’t think anything/anyone in the picture does either.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—You are correct. Maybe she’s the palomino.

  11. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Editor: “Why on Earth does it look like that?”
    Artist: “Well… the cat played with my palette, then it stumbled and fell over the canvas. It left a big cat-shaped stain and I did what I could to save the painting…”

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Editor: “That’s as may be, but why the wallpaper?”

  13. Hammy Says:

    Hm. It looks like the horsewoman has a dislocated left shoulder or something. I swear it looks like her arm is growing from the side of her ribcage next to her breast.

    Maybe it’s the the odd epaulettes, but I’m going to believe otherwise….

  14. Emster Says:

    Publisher to artist with deadline looming: We thought Lightning Magic Horse Girl didn’t sound catchy enough; we’re changing it to Bright and Shining Tiger. Can you squeeze a tiger in there somewhere?

    Artist: (Sigh) Sure…

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