Dec 21

He's wearing a Moonocle.. ah hahahaha!

Laura’s Art Direction: I want stars and planets! And… given the topic, there needs to be a christmas tree. No.. subtler. Just a single unadorned tree… maybe on some kind of moonscape? And we need the human element. Slap a brooding David Bowie up there. It’s missing something? Well give the title a science fiction font, and we should be good.
Published 1977

It’s almost Christmas!
Many thanks to Laura!

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: 6.34 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “To Follow a Star”

  1. Phil Says:

    It’s no good trying to hide behind that tree, Mr Bowie, we can still see you. And take that stupid monocle off.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s a monocle? What a relief! I feared his eye was coming out of its socket…

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If the 90s had been allowed to go on, hideous goatees like that one would’ve been all over the place!

  4. Brenope Says:

    i thought it was a moonocle. Ha? sorry…Wonder who “ASTAR” is, why we’re following her? Finally, those tree shaped holiday straws didn’t catch on. so sad.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    – We worship “Astar”, goddess of staring at the moon, every winter solstice in Sweden.

    – ‘Tis the season to be somber.


  6. Evad Says:

    Hideous Goatree
    Stars & plants

    Sorry. I’ll stop now.

  7. Zycrow Says:

    You better not run
    You better not hide
    Because the breadth of his mind
    Is deeper than wide

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “In space, no one can hark the herald angels sing.”

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Why is the Milky Way running through his ears?

    The font doesn’t bother me as much as does the lack of kerning. The O looks like it’s just missing the L but touching the W in an inappropriate fashion.

  10. David H Says:

    Looks like the cover for something like: “Patrick Moore eats a Douglas Fir.”

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    Original title: I Have No Mouth But I Must Do My Hair Like A 1970s Glam Rocker.

  12. THX 1138 Says:

    Wasn’t the Astar Galactic Command those jokers who hijacked an ITV signal back in the seventies? Now they have their own book! And followers!

  13. Herm Says:

    Just like Brenope (#4), I wondered who Astar is. Fortunately, Wikipedia told me.

    The BFG is just about to sneeze by the looks of things. It’s just mean, tickling people’s noses with firs.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    Gives whole new meaning to the term ‘manscaping’.

  15. anon Says:

    When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie
    That’s amore
    When a fir grows on chest, and you frown like the best
    That’s amore

    Stars will ting ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
    And you’ll hear all of them
    Hair will stand dippi-dippi-dan, dippi-dippi-dan
    Like you were smoking hemp

  16. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Vale David Bowie (1947-2016)

  17. GSS Admin Says:

    @Perry – You remind me of the babe!

    Now I’m sad 🙁

  18. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s a pity The Man Who Fell to Earth never had an amusing cover.

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    Let all the children boogie

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    We could see covers
    Just for one day…

  21. GSS noob Says:

    It’s Bowie (RIP) but he seems to have nicked Peter Capaldi’s eyebrows. Tell me that doesn’t look like a mash-up of Bowie and the current Doctor Who titles.

  22. JJYoyo Says:

    “To Follow a Star” — isn’t that considered stalking nowadays? Doesn’t Blue Fir Man look like a creepy stalker? He’s your biggest fan….especially if that tree is properly sized, that would make him the size of the Statue of Liberty.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JJYoyo: Yes, and that’s why they have personal security.

    Maybe he’s regular human-sized and just likes an extra large nose/ear/skull-brush.

    As a theater kid, I now have “Man From La Mancha” running through my brain.

    Today Windows let me know it’s Bowie’s birthday.

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    I sat though too many Saturday Matinees in the 70s to not immediately associate that title with this:
    He’s still huge in Albania.

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