Sep 21

Sweet Gwad! What's that raccoon doing to that rabbit!?Click for full image

George Comments: I feel as if there were drinking involved in the making of this design cover. Or drugs. Or rabies. I think this is what happens when clip art and Photoshop get used in the most horrible ways possible. EVERYTHING is horrifying in this cover. Does anything really need to be said? Just looking at this cover says it all.
Published 2009

Many thanks to George!

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: 8.92 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Scrollover says it all.

    I also like the way the zombification and killerishness are so intense they’ve even distorted the ampersand in the middle.

  2. SI Says:

    Yes… the rabbit is not happy about something.

    Do zombie raccoons go after human brains? Or are they content brains from their own kind… Adam, surely you with the most experience in zombietology would know?

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    SO this is your brain on drugs. I don’t have any questions.

  4. Evad Says:

    Truly extra special awfulness.
    The ‘coon eyes – actually goat eyes? Squid? – Hilarious.
    And the silhouetted bunny figures in the background – I want a whole cover of those characters. This is inspirational stuff. If only I had the talent – or lack of it – There’s a whole comic series just begging to be drawn.

  5. Seamyst Says:

    This is an insult to Bunnicula!

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    As someone who is currently dealing with a severe raccoon incursion in their backyard I am curious as to the distinction between zombie raccoons and their living brethren. As it is they already seem to multiply exponentially and they certainly never stop coming.

  7. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Evad: Looking at the full image, it seems like they didn’t paste in any real eyes at all. They drew eyes using the oval/circle tool and some blur.

  8. NGpm Says:

    Somebody lost a foolish wager … I’m just not sure whether the wager was lost by the “artist” or by the author. The bet: “I’ll bet my ten year old brother could do the cover.”

  9. Nix Says:

    I am amazed to discover that the Midnight Rose group had nothing to do with this book. It seems so terribly much like something they should have done.

  10. NGpm Says:

    Look out, that rabbit’s dynamite!

    Perhaps it would help confuse it if we run away some more?

  11. Brian B Says:

    Haha, I was waiting for someone to come up with a Monty Python quote. Good show!

  12. Mark V Thomas Says:

    Re: Attack of the Monty Python & The Holy Grail quotes..
    “Oh’ well, has anyone got The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch handy…?”.

  13. Anita Says:

    Proving that anyone can get published – and get paid to do a cover.

  14. cutmanmike Says:

    It’s not so much the cover that’s hilariously bad, but rather the title. If I designed this I would have probably done the exact same thing!

  15. Traxer Says:

    On the contrary, I think the title holds great promise for a cover that could be better…but /intentionally/ hilarious.

    Or that’s what they were going for here. IT’S REALLY HARD TO IGNORE THE EYES.

  16. Honey Says:

    I want this book so much..

  17. Domini Says:

    Oh, I remember when this came out. It was only a few years back. I think the idea was to be retro-bad, but it just looked like crap to me. Still does.

  18. Anna T. Says:

    @Mark V Thomas: I suspect the Holy Hand Grenade might be the only weapon that would work against a horde of these creatures. And on NO account count to five.

  19. GSS noob Says:

    I thought this was self-published hackwork till I saw it was from Ace and editors/authors one has actually heard of! WTF?!

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    After the second Guardians of the Galaxy film tanked at the box-office, the cast were forced to do porn to pay the bills…

  21. fred Says:

    Did someone say rabbits?

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