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Jul 26

Iron Butterfly

Good Show Sir comments: David B. Mattingly’s Giacometti period.

Published 1983

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: 3.79 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “Farthest Star”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    “Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be Marti Pellow but singing a selection from ‘In Utero’.”

  2. fred Says:

    He must be wearing the thinnest sandals in the galaxy.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    So like Dick Blade then, but somehow less realistic.

  4. NomadUK Says:

    The infection of the necrotising bacterium Cantdrawfeetitus butbigtitsnoprobsicum has spread right up both legs and appears to have infected the winged woman as well; we’ll have to amputate.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    At first glance it appears something *giacomettiesque* has slipped out of that loincloth, but then you realize it’s just one of two badly drawn inner thigh ligaments, thank goodness.

  6. Emster Says:

    Glad I put my tea down before I read @BC’s comments… and now I can’t unsee it….

  7. Hammy Says:

    Wow, I’ve heard of weird proportions, but aren’t his legs awfully long for someone with that short a torso? I mean, his torso and head combined are only 2/3rds as tall as his legs are long.

    Who was the model, Bill Walton?

  8. fred Says:

    He has to flex every muscle in his body to keep from being blown away by the wind.

  9. Cornelius Says:

    “Fear not! For I will defeat the highly advanced alien technology with my pointy stick.”

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    He has a pair of trained, sentient attack commas to back him up.
    He calls them Oxford and Chicago.

  11. Ryan Says:

    Swen Nater retired from the LA Lakers to form an intergalactic heavy metal band singing space ballads and ZZ Top covers such as “He/She/It’s Got Legs”.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: One of the commas is either backwards or an apostrophe. But I can’t come up with a good nickname for an apostrophe, so GSS!

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He would defend the giant’s testicles to the death.

    (To be fair to the artist, this guy is supposed to have grown up in a really low gravity environment, so he’s naturally sort of stretched out, but I don’t think those feet can be excused on environmental grounds.)

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Still doesn’t explain why his head and neck are the proportions of a Terran. Was he born on Planet Pinhead?

    Maybe he’s leaning backwards… but that still wouldn’t explain the feet. How does he keep all that height balanced on those tiny feet?

    Is it just me, or are those abs kind of weird?

  15. JJYoyo Says:

    @GSSxN ( #12). Two equivalent names for apostrophes might be “Deppen” and “Greengrocer”

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn (12)—

    The crux of the biscuit
    is the apostrophe.

    —Frank Zappa

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJ, BC: OK, I’m gonna be a mother of invention and dub them “Oxford” and “Single Quote”.

    , ‘

    They have siblings named Chicago and Grocer. And the conjoined twins Double Quote.

  18. Max Bathroom Says:

    Isn’t this cover already on page 15?
    https://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=18052
    (Where it scored almost twice what it did here. Weird that…)

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