Nov 22

Ah the tragedy... if only they fitted all dragons with life-jackets.Click for full image

Knautwerks art direction:

Okay, so, its an anthology of stories on ghosts, witches and demons. Cover ideas anyone?
How about a brain damaged dragon frolicking in a lake?

Published 1971 (maybe)

So it’s a children’s book, but is there a better way to start your Monday!?!
Many thanks to Knautwerk!
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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20 Responses to “Stories of Ghosts, Witches and Demons”

  1. Weirdmage Says:

    Obviously it’s a drawing/painting of the ghost of a demon witch-dragon…It probably drowned in that lake.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    There’s something of the Joel Grey in Cabaret about the dragon’s expression there.

    “Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome, im cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret!”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    THX–funny, I was about to say that the dragon looks as if he’s not allowed near small children and schools. Same thing, really.

  4. Seamyst Says:

    Not to mention that godsawful font…

  5. SI Says:

    I’m enjoying the spike upwards next to the apple.

    Dragon pretty much has a, “Excuse me Sir, I am having a bath here thank you very much!” Look on his face.

  6. Kate Shaw Says:

    Is it just me or is that dragon’s face more bovine than draconic? And I think it badly needs a visit to the dentist. That looks like some bad gum disease on those front teeth.

  7. NGpm Says:

    I wasn’t thinking bovine or draconic, I was thinking it looked like the Jimmy Durante of dragons … ah cha cha cha!

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’ve seen graffiti that’s easier on the eyes than that book logo.

  9. Anrkist Says:

    Kid 1: “I just got the best book ever! It’s called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! It features severed heads and facial boils filled with spider eggs!”

    Kid 2: “Oh wow! I just got a book like that! It’s called Stories of Ghosts, Witches and Demons. It’s about elves and dragons!”

    Kid 1: “Oh… well, you can’t bring that with you to the slumber party.”

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s the Gene Simmons of dragons.

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  12. Brian B Says:

    The font makes the first word in the the title “Stories,” look like “swories” which brings to mind sweet little tykes with adorable lisps who inspire one to nausea with their incessant cuteness. “Uncie weed meh a bed twime sworie.” “Very well, once upon a time there was a demon king who drew his power from raping young women and feasting upon the flesh of the offspring of their unholy union…”

  13. Synonymous Says:

    Mehhhh, I’ll be the spoilsport and say it doesn’t really look bad. It probably would’ve caught my eye when I was a kid.

  14. Jaouad Says:

    Apple should have remained in the consumer electronics business.

  15. FeåröfMusïc Says:

    Swries of Grosts, Wicches, and Demons. Strange how ‘Demons’ is the only noun in the entire title. Coincidence? I think not.
    And those are the worst front teeth I have ever seen on any mythical beastie. And what, pray tell, is going on with the rawhide loop whatever it is on the underside of the neck?
    I can just hear the damn things voice in mind too…

    “Doh ho ho ho hee! Uhhh, hullo, ahma dragon I am. Yup yup I am! ”

    Great. That’s gonna be stuck in there all day. Curse you, Random Terrible Cover!

  16. FeåröfMusïc Says:


    So there. Damnit.

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    “Stories of Things We Didn’t Have Stock Cover Art For”

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    This dragon has very few teeth. I’d say it’s time to start busting out the ol’ dragon floss to help preserve those pearly whites!

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tom Noir: It must be Clifford

  20. Tor Mented Says:

    If a dragon falls into water, does it become a sea serpent?

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