Oct 03

Bogey Nights

Rick Deckard Comments: Booger Men

Published 1963

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: 7.14 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Bogey Men”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Bubble gum men! Eeeeeeww.

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    Then, in a shocking twist that you didn’t see coming …
    it turns out that the stories are written by R. Chetwynd-Hayes!

  3. fred Says:

    Hitchcock blonde.

  4. Ryan Says:

    My personal favorite is the little monopthalmus in the top right corner doing yoga.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Would I? Would I?”
    “Hare lip! Hare lip!”

  6. daard23 Says:

    I love Hieronymus Bloch!

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    @BC: LOL. I remember that joke.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Note on author: “Contents creepy and disturbing. Do not jostle or agitate. Keep away from children and pretentious critics.”

    @fred: a bogey woman? I dunno what that pink thing she’s facing is supposed to be, and it somewhat disturbs me.

    @Ryan: I rather like the somewhat Escheresque use of negative space, with the dark spaces between the muddy yellow monsters being further monsters (and possibly an evil wizard)

  9. Rick Deckard Says:

    I thought this was a good cover. But it’s snot.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So it was 40c 60 years ago, and someone still wants 25c? I think not. Particularly with the price blobbed onto it, ruining whatever retro value it might have.

    Anyhow, good to see Rick D. here again.

    The pink bit on the left looks a bit like an ear (with a painful piercing) so we can’t rule out that some of the melting faces are earwax.

    @Ryan: ISTM that when you find yourself surrounded by melting snot monsters, a bit of yoga might be helpful. +1 for “monopthalmos” over “cyclops”.

  11. Hammy Says:

    Bogey Men? Can’t be – I don’t see any golf clubs or beer cart….

  12. JJYoyo Says:

    I thought it said “Boogie Man” — the cover looks a lot like the 1970s basement rec room style recording studio for KC and the Sunshine Band. Except the horn section in the song is awesome, and the cover isn’t.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:


  14. Tat Wood Says:

    @ JJYoyo, Bruce: Ahem

    That was the 30s; by 2000 yelling about snot was a lot less polite

    (And in case you missed every British-made WWII film from the 1950s, ‘Bogies’ was how the RAF referred to Nazi planes; equating them with snot seemed appropriately infantile.)

  15. Emster Says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the lack of focal point and hidden faces/figures that weren’t a figment of my overactive pareidolia. Also reminds me of the curiously abundant earwax extraction vids on YouTube.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Wondering if the artist had an URI with a high fever shortly before painting this.

    Also, is the thing the woman’s… hand? is on another face, or a grumpy bird?

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