Dec 01

Somebody flip him the bird

Good Show Sir comments: Where is the Art Editor I need to Fire?

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1970

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: 6.11 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Where is the Bird of Fire?”

  1. Max Bathroom Says:

    The bird of fire is fellating the satyr, which is why he’s sporting that expression and only shown from the shoulders up…

  2. Michael Toland Says:

    I have to admit that the smug expression on the demon’s face would probably get me to pick this up and at least check out the summary. Maybe @Max Bathroom is correct about the reason.

  3. fred Says:

    Who doesn’t like a good fellatio thread. Frank does.

  4. Ryan Says:

    The publisher was not amused to discover that his editorial query to the artist, rather than the actual book title, was inscribed on the printed book cover.

  5. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So this is “Ryan Brings Us Fire” week? And GSS/LOL to Ryan.

    ISTM that any bird in that environment is likely to be on fire. So it won’t take long.

    @Max: Explains the smirk well. Possibly he’s also spotted it in the distance and is smirking because he can get to it quicker than Spear Guy. And then get a BJ from it.

    This cover has enough orange for 2-3 BAEN! buyanotherdamncolor tomes.

    My italics don’t work today.

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Elf/demon/satyr looks more annoyed to me than smug, he’s probably wondering why everything is on fire. Depressed dude with the spear is looking down because he’s going to have to tell him he was the one that let the Bird out of it’s asbestos-lined cage.

  7. Emster Says:

    Turns out Mr. Tumnus was a double agent for the White Witch – duh-duh-daaaaaah!

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Emster: so this is an alternate universe where Narnia is always on fire and it’s never the 4th of July/Guy Fawkes day?

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster, Bruce: GSS!

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Is this how Freddy Krueger got his burn scars?

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: Either this guy or The Fireclown .

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSSxn: LOL. I’m behind on my reading.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Max: Your comment #1 gave me a rethink. I’d presumed (this being SFF) the title referred to a phoenix.

    Now I’m thinking it might be a “bird”, i.e. woman of fire. Either she’s already at work as you suggested, or he’s asking why she’s not there.

    Satyr: Where is the bird of fire? She’s late!
    Spear Guy: I dunno, boss, I told her you’d be here now, sorry.
    Satyr: Chicks, amirite?

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The bold attempt to publish an adult, “gritty” spin-off from the popular “Where’s Waldo?” books flopped.

  15. Francis Boyle Says:

    Typical! I’m away for a day and I miss a fellatio thread!

  16. Max Bathroom Says:

    @Francis Boyle
    Don’t let it bother you: Fellatio Fred is nearly as elusive as the Bird Of Fire…

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