Sep 09

GAHHHHH!!! He's bald!!! Click for slightly larger image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Look, just get Jeff the door man, take a picture of his bald head and slap eyes on it. I have to think of everything round here… what did you even go to art school for?
Published 2008

Many thanks to Joachim!

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: 8.76 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories”

  1. Phil Says:

    The back of his head’s got no nose. How does he smell? Terrible.

  2. SI Says:

    “Hmmm… Ok… ever thought of wearing a hat?”

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Does this mean he has to shave his eyes?

  4. a.c. Says:

    I’d have guessed this was done for “I have no mouth and I must scream”

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    I Have No Nose and I Must Sneeze

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    This is how the world ends
    This is how the world ends
    Not with a scream
    But with a <blink>

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Man With the Strange Buttocks was in the very worst of taste.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    If you imagine one of those oversized funny mouths below the eyes this becomes a whole different picture.

  9. fred Says:

    Do NOT Google ‘The Man With the Strange Head’ and look under Images or Video. That is all.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: you and the cover model have the benefit of hindsight.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:


  12. NGpm Says:

    All I have to say about that ….

  13. AnnaT Says:

    There’s just something seriously disturbing about this cover. “Eyes in the back of your head” is one thing, LITERALLY is something entirely different.

    I wonder when the aliens got him…

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Now the truth can be told: Why Carrot Top never cut his hair.

  15. anon Says:

    Jeff the door man has way too much neck for a door man.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Grant Naylor had to redesign Kryten’s head after it kept giving children nightmares.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Boy, did YOU wake up on the wrong side today.

  18. anon Says:

    @A.R.Yngve: I’ve heard of waking up on the wrong side of one’s bed, but waking on the wrong side of one’s head is news to me. And frankly, the latter sounds somewhat more terrifying.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Let’s be fair: he’s a skinhead due to a medical condition, and no-one could accuse him of being part of the National Front. 🙂

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