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Offline graveyardhag

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #135 on: February 13, 2012, 04:59:01 AM »
I love the Paul Kidby artwork,  so much so that I went and spent good money on The Art of Discworld. Absolutely beautiful pictures.

Not a fan of the Kirby artwork. It's way too busy and and all his people (and other humanoids) are knobbly. Knobbly everywhere! Normaly, people don't have lumps and bumps all over them!

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But... could you imagine what they would look like if he drew the heralds? I just had a quick look through my collection and it looks like every one of them also has a herald shown. Sometimes it's only a companions head on a shield and a full body person.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #136 on: March 10, 2012, 02:58:50 PM »
Not sure if this was overlord or Autumn2May who found this cracker for Windhaven:




So its a book about flying people? Boring... lets put a leggy brunette on the cover,. and have a sinister guy with a giant forehead approach her from behind looking like he is about to smack her over the head with his guitar and drag her back to his cave...
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Offline AnneLyle

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #137 on: March 10, 2012, 03:22:06 PM »
A leggy brunette with 80s hair, at that!
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #138 on: March 10, 2012, 05:18:26 PM »
Not sure if this was overlord or Autumn2May who found this cracker for Windhaven:

So its a book about flying people? Boring... lets put a leggy brunette on the cover,. and have a sinister guy with a giant forehead approach her from behind looking like he is about to smack her over the head with his guitar and drag her back to his cave...

That was me! ;D  I was looking for a classic cover. :D

Offline Funky Scarecrow

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #139 on: March 10, 2012, 10:02:11 PM »
The Barbarella cosplay meet up had been going so well, too; right up until that jerk showed up dressed as Kvothe. There's always one who ruins it, isn't there?
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #140 on: March 11, 2012, 07:24:25 PM »
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I am NOT short. I'm further away than I look.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #141 on: March 11, 2012, 07:58:40 PM »
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Young boy is raised by a Unicorn called Socks, who trains him to be a warrior (though he will be buggered once he comes upon a swordsman with a decent swing), and they go on a mission to "split infinity" and place adjectives after nouns.
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Offline Silence

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #142 on: March 11, 2012, 08:23:41 PM »
There is surely a full year's worth of caption competitions right here in this thread...
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Offline Nyki Blatchley

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #143 on: March 11, 2012, 09:25:31 PM »
Does that horn count as a foil or an epée?

Offline AnneLyle

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #144 on: March 12, 2012, 06:36:48 AM »
Sabre, surely, since unicorns are cavalry.
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Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #145 on: March 12, 2012, 08:12:31 AM »
I wonder if the unicorn is sufficently flexible to sheath its weapon. That would be the best conclusion to a terrible cover.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #146 on: March 12, 2012, 10:59:54 AM »
You're a sick puppy, Lawrence :)
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« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2012, 04:13:13 PM »
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Young boy is raised by a Unicorn called Socks, who trains him to be a warrior (though he will be buggered once he comes upon a swordsman with a decent swing), and they go on a mission to "split infinity" and place adjectives after nouns.
Please tell me this is a troll.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #148 on: March 12, 2012, 04:22:17 PM »
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Young boy is raised by a Unicorn called Socks, who trains him to be a warrior (though he will be buggered once he comes upon a swordsman with a decent swing), and they go on a mission to "split infinity" and place adjectives after nouns.
Please tell me this is a troll.

You must not have seen the rest of the thread. ;D

Offline pornokitsch

Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #149 on: March 14, 2012, 02:12:58 PM »
Young boy is raised by a Unicorn called Socks, who trains him to be a warrior (though he will be buggered once he comes upon a swordsman with a decent swing), and they go on a mission to "split infinity" and place adjectives after nouns.

Sadly, that's not *too* far off from the actual book... this is Piers Anthony, after all.