Nov 08

He may wear a cape... but he was the best giant eyebrow plucker in the land!Click for full image

Dead Stuff with Big Teeth Comments:Whaddaya think? I hewed her cheeks meself.
Published 1975

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: 7.20 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Enchantress of World’s End”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    My first thought was a sort of Adam and Joe remake of ‘Abigail’s Party’ with the tiny Leif Garrett model in front of the Tretchikoff Green Lady

    Then I thought: Mulan vs He-Man.

    Then I thought: If he went to World’s End dressed like that, he must have got some funny looks on the 22 bus.
    (That is, I think, the most London-centric joke we’ll get this week).

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Attack of the 50ft Pocahontas?

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    A real primary color paint-by-number effort by the usually reliable Michael Whelan. I have two hardcover anthologies of his cover illustrations and don’t remember ever seeing this one before.

    I like to think of him knocking this off in an hour. Looking at it like there is something not quite right and then saying: “Aha, it’s missing a forehead Ting!”

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    Is that supposed to be a boob at the bottom right or does she just have a strange lump growing out of her shoulder?

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TN: I honestly don’t know. Not only is this the best snap I got of the cover, it’s also colour-corrected. The cover is swathed in red gradients!

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    GSS is the best meditation medium conceived by human-kind. Five minutes in contemplation and things just start to emerge—and not merely massive forehead Tings!—like the angle of his sword, the absence of a scabbard, an earring with no ear attached, a camera angle right out of Citizen Kane (hey, it worked for Orson Wells), the St. Louis Gateway Arch in the lower right background, and so on. GSS—better than Zen.

  7. Grapeweasel Says:

    Actually Michael Whelan’s first cover.

    He got better……

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I also just noticed the string of pearls among the wampum.

  9. Jaouad Says:

    Careful with those cheekbones, ma’am.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz — Who knew that World’s End was a close as St. Louis!

  11. FeãrofMüsïc Says:

    Normally I find redheads attractive, but in this case…not so much.

  12. fred Says:

    I see earrings but no ears.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The art would look great on the cover of a comic book… and considering Lin Carter’s level of *ahem* writing skill, it suits him too.

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Hey guys, wanna see me punch her in the boob?”

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Good artist realizes early work is terrible, expunges it from the face of the Earth.

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