Nov 07

MAN KAT DRESEZ FABULOUSLY!Click for full image

MisterBOB’s Art Direction: One Word – Cat People… ok… so two words!But one cat alien wearing the latest outer space fashions!
Published 1990

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: 8.63 out of 10)

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27 Responses to “Dark Paradise”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The Questioner’s first question: Are those sequins?

  2. Ernest_The_Yak Says:

    If George Takei was a cat person, he would be this fabulous cat man. Hellloooooooo.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    Dark (Book Three of the Questioner Trilogy) Paradise: ask for it by name!

  4. Yagiz [Between Two Books] Says:


  5. fred Says:

    Wow…that’s a lot of buckles.

  6. Jane Says:

    Space Oddity.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    That belt buckle really brings out his eye.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Please, please do not tell me why there’s a Furry with a whip on the cover…

  9. Scott B Says:

    Each of those forearm buckles is taken from an enemy slain in single combat. It’s the Catman’s Creed, donchaknow.

  10. Phil Says:

    Look, if you can’t draw convincing cat fingers, don’t even try.

    I’m confused by the dot. As in: DARK.PARADISE

    What’s that all about?

  11. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @Phil, it’s the proposed website for cat people who want to hook up…..and don’t like a lot of light.

  12. Alessandra Says:

    This is a classic example of art which focuses on details and misses the big picture.

    The cat’s surface facial features are carefully delineated, but there is no sense of a skull or proper anatomy under there. His head points *this* way and his snout, which is oddly flat, points *that* way. Eyes that large are almost never that close together — it implies weird things about the orbits in his skull. He hasn’t got room on the top of his head for a brain, and his ears are growing straight out of his forehead.

    His neck, arms, and especially fingers are all wrong, and the fringelike fur fails to disguise that.

    Every stud on the outfit is lovingly painted with highlight and reflection. But … the outfit is flat. It’s like a paper doll.

    The underlying anatomy has to be there or the figure will not hold together.

  13. fred Says:

    I think I’m going to be naming my next cat Whip Studbuckle.

  14. Infoqueen Says:

    Funny, the phrase “kitty with a whip” has never conjured up this particular image before…

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    About that weird dot in the title “DARK . PARADISE”…

    In the 1980s, Capcom released the Western-themed videogame “Gunsmoke”. But in order to avoid lawsuits and copyright hassles from the owner of the TV show “Gunsmoke”, Capcom re-titled the game
    “GUN . SMOKE”.

    Sneaky and kinda dumb, but it worked. So there’s probably some other work titled “DARK PARADISE”, and the “dot” is used for copyright reasons.

  16. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Jesus, with eyes that freaky it might be a marmoset-person.

  17. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Aww, f*** me, I meant to say tarsier-people.

    ‘Marmoset’ is just such a fun word…

  18. Phil Says:

    You say potato, I say potahto,
    You say marmoset, I say tarsier…

  19. ejl Says:

    The dot is either a hole or a sticker, not part of the original cover—it doesn’t appear on my copy. (Yes, I actually own this book.)

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    The dot means that this cover has the approval of the NSACP, the National Society for the Advancement of Cat People.

  21. Smith Says:


    With regard to the nose pointing elsewise the the rest of the head, perhaps he’s the Mike Tindall of Catmen.×298/Tindall_580199.jpg

  22. Smith Says:

    And why does it look like he’s stood on a giant tongue?

  23. Claire Says:

    Those aren’t buckles. They’re the collars of all his lady cat friends. Mrreow.

  24. Tat Wood Says:

    “A secret plot may destroy the galaxy’s oldest and most advanced civilisation from within…”

    How secret can a mile-wide ball of wool be?

  25. Rev Says:

    The dot tells us that paradise is a member available to object dark.

  26. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hundreds of Californians now officially identify as “COCP” (Centurion-Oriented Cat People).

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Bullwhip or cat o’nine tails?

    (I’ll show meself out.)

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