Nov 11

Of all the daemon summoning days to forget my satanic robes...Click for full image

Art Direction: Evil prophets go together with men wearing eyeliner like… Anyway that’s easy! Lets make any text on the cover like some sort of cryptic puzzle which will have to deciphered. What’s the book called? What’s the name the of author again? Ha! They’ll be stumped! The money will roll in!
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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: 8.46 out of 10)

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31 Responses to “Qhe!”

  1. Kathleen Says:


  2. Adam Roberts Says:


  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “MANUEL!! Where are the menus??”

    “Qhe? — Please Mister Fawlty no hit!”

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’m pretty sure “W.W.” isn’t Walt Whitman.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Maybe it’s a scene from the 1970s world of pop:

    Three Hooded Men: “JOIN US!!”

    David Bowie: “Bugger off, you guys, there’s no way I’m joining the Alan Parsons Project.”

  6. Ian Sales Says:

    That looks like a Bruce Pennington cover. He must have had a tax bill come due.

  7. SI Says:

    Robed guys: NO! The evil number is three! Who ever heard of an evil prophet group of 4? ha!
    Eyeliner boy: *sniffs* We could have broken the mold… *sniffs*

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    The hooded men, obviously, are forming the letter ‘Y’. It’s not such a subtle code, really. Seeing such a cover, the obvious reaction is: ‘WHY? WHY? WHY?’

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s not “WHY? WHY? WHY?” it’s “YMCA!”

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Arses to the cosmic custodian who left all that punctuation strewn over the book cover!

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    THX 1138: Not so much ‘YMCA!’ as ‘YMQ’HE!’, surely.

  12. Anrkist Says:

    Was I the only one expecting a Che Guevara t-shirt?

  13. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    W.W. is William Bloom. “W.W.” was the entirety of his SF writing pen name, though. A little searching reveals that this was his last SF novel (in 1976), but he went on to a long career in nonfiction writing.

  14. NGpm Says:

    It looks like the Predators are targeting everything but Ziggy Stardust with their laser sights …

  15. Babbage Says:

    Next up, the sequel: Teh.

  16. Babbage Says:

    And then the less well received conclusion to the trilogy: Enh.

  17. GullyFoyle Says:

    Not mentioned is the fact that all three titles are from the series: Duh!: The WTF Chronicles

  18. Phil Says:

    Greetings. Bertrand Russell here. I just wanted to chip in that, to an artist, they might just be pretty dots in a triangular formation, but to us logicians they mean “therefore”. Hence we have two syllogisms presented before us:

    Syllogism the first:

    Cosmic custodian THEREFORE celestial wizard. (I won’t argue with that one.)

    Syllogism the second:



    I believe the apposite phrase is “does not compute”.

  19. Nix Says:

    I assumed the title was a reference to _Illuminatus!_.

  20. David Cowie Says:

    I’ve actually read part of this.

  21. David H Says:

    So the three prophets of evil expelled their young apprentice.

    But no matter.

    Several years later, Eddie Izzard rose to fame as a solo act.

  22. Justin Leego Says:

    And now for the very first time on the silver screen comes the film from two books which once shocked a generation. From Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ and from the ‘International Guide to Semaphore Code’, Twentieth Century Vole presents ‘The Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights’.

  23. Sigivald Says:

    Dave: The internet suggests his later work was “holistic wellbeing and spiritual development” writing.

    So, still fiction.

    Also explains the “W.: W.:” stuff, straight out of the “esoteric” playbook ala Crowley.

  24. SI Says:

    Interesting point Sigivald.

    I actually saw some .: spray painted on the side of the road the other day.

    Now some might simply assume it was for the road works across from it.

    I like to think W W has been on my street!

  25. Tom Noir Says:

    The Klan is really branching out these days.

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    If this isn’t the work of Bruce Pennington, King of the Pastel Coral Desertscapes, then it means there’s a Pennington wannabe out there who got work. Doing an album cover for the little-known Jon Anderson team-up with the Polyphonic Spree. Was Roger Dean too embarrassed?

  27. Severian 67 Says:

    “Cleanup on aisle 3. Would the Cosmic Custodian please proceed to aisle 3? There is a spillage of Qhe! and some Klansmen appear to be worshipping it. Also, tell that gentleman where to find the eyeshadow counter.”

  28. anon Says:

    Stop following me around! I told you guys I’m over that mystic pagan stuff. I’m going solo and it’s going to be glam rock all the way.

  29. lctwice Says:

    Frodo, we’re not in Middle Earth anymore.

  30. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The author must have bombed in Spain.

    “Senôr, do you have the book ‘The Prophets Of Evil’?”
    “Who’s the author?”
    “I said, who’s the author?”
    “I said, who’s the author?”
    “I said, who’s the author?”

  31. Mac Makeup Cosmetics Says:

    Very interesting blog, looking forward to more wonderful!

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