Sep 20

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Radiano’s Art Direction
Editor: Okay, the title is Sleepwalker’s World…
Artist: And what you want? An alien in pajamas who walks on a starship in construction? Please!
Editor: Well, no. See, this is a story about a superman-like astronaut in a world where every night everybody but a few elect acts like zombies, and he must stop some ancient conspirator ruled by a giant bug with a baby face with the help of the sister…
Artist: Whoa whoa whoa, too much information! Listen, I’ll put a naked girl on the cover, and maybe something else about the story. Any idea?
Editor: Well, the guy is helped by a super-intelligent lycaon…
Artist: What the hell is a lycaon?
Editor: It’s an african wild dog with Mickey Mouse ears.
Artist: Uhm, lycaon… lycon… lyon… That’s it! I’ll put a lion head in the corner, Trust me, it will be FABULOUS!!!
Published 1977

I give this two Jim Bowen’s and an Ian Rush!
Thanks to Radiano!

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: 7.90 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “Sleepwalker’s World”

  1. cutmanmike Says:

    They really had no need to put the lion on this one. At all. I bet it still sold though!

  2. futurescientist Says:

    I think we need a censored version of the censored version, since this is more disturbing than the uncensored version.

    Kinda ironically dig the typeface up on top, though.

  3. SI Says:

    I always knew Aslan was up to no good.

    FurtureScientist> I agree the font on top is very good.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “So how did those heads end up on her breasts?”
    “Ah, modern Hard SF.”

  5. andyl Says:

    Why is the woman wearing a wig made from the lion’s mane? Although I suppose she was considerate enough not to chop any off to make a merkin.

  6. David H Says:

    Looks cold on that planet–she is all blue and look at those goosebumps!

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Sponsored by the Spaghetti Marketing Board of Palermo.

  8. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Malfunction

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    So, the lion is sleepwalking, and dreaming of a whole new mane.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Malfunction.”
    Can’t let that pass without a bravo.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    There’s that uber-70’s SF font again. Still don’t know what it’s called.

    And agree with (2) from so long ago — the censored version is much scarier than the original.

  12. Ryan Says:

    What did Ian Rush ever do to deserve this?

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