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Old 08-24-2012, 05:01 PM
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The title works better as the back cover's punchline
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Have I mentioned that I really, really hate the painting that Del Ray crops for all of their HP Lovecraft reprints?




It's almost entirely "this is what the guy who painted this thinks of as scary," rather than "this is what makes HP Lovecraft scary." There's zero subtlety to it and it's completely overcrowded and incongruous, especially the left half. It looks like it should be airbrushed on the side of someone's van.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:26 PM
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Have I mentioned that I really, really hate the painting that Del Ray crops for all of their HP Lovecraft reprints?
I dunno, that triumphant cockroach in the middle looks like Joe's Apartment by way of Innsmouth.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:29 PM
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The first moment I saw this one, I thought "lopsided boobs."
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:01 PM
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Ah, I knew I had seen that thing before, teg. Must be old cause it's on this album from 1990.



(no cockroach)
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:40 PM
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Not fantasy, but I feel it belongs in here:

Oh shit, I actually saw this in a Barnes & Noble once.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:00 PM
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Everybody pretend to be an airplane!















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Old 08-24-2012, 09:03 PM
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I love that airplane look, I don't even give a shit. or do i ; ;
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:50 PM
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Naked spear fighting: the worst idea.

Loki, Andre Norton likes to blend her science fiction and her fantasy. The toucan man in a lower picture is actually a man from our world who got thrown into another dimension fantasy land featuring other dimensional invaders from a sci-fi world.

And it's actually a falcon helm. Because of birds
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:54 PM
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:17 PM
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:18 PM
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Hey it's the Magna Carta horse-nipples dude.
I tried to figure out what this means, but all I could turn up were some unexplained references on NeoGAF and this unanswered query from three years ago. To wit:

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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I don't think it's that complicated. The dude draws the Magna Carta art has a tendency to slap giant baby-bottle protrusions on the headlights. Thus, horse nipples.

Actual horse nipples aren't really that prominent, but here I am applying logic where it's not wanted.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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All it means is that the artist produces characters with some large nipples, I think. Look at these nipples! Look at them.

Not quite horse-sized, but close enough. Apparently, some were featured on a Magna Carta box cover but I don't feel like finding a large image of one.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:45 PM
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:47 PM
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Not apologizing for the double (now triple) post. Momma's gotta get her post count up.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:47 PM
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All it means is that the artist produces characters with some large nipples, I think. Look at these nipples! Look at them.
People think those are big? Man. The things I, or Mopinks, could show you.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:48 PM
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People think those are big? Man. The things I, or Mopinks, could show you.
Kishi are you a smut peddler too???
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:48 PM
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Please do! Momma'ss also also gotta get her polypropylene breast implant fantasy art.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:18 PM
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Not fantasy, but I feel it belongs in here:

My god...

Why would you arm bears?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:37 PM
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Because it's your god-given right, dammit! If we don't exercise our rights, we lose them!
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:38 PM
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Aw man, Parish gave me this whole Magna Carta promo art booklet for festivus one year. It went in the recycling before my fiancee could see it.

Love this thread.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:25 AM
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More examples of protruding nipples in HTK's artwork:





my god, look at her feet

It just occurred to me that discussing Hyung Tae Kim is one step removed from discussing Tetsuya Nomura, and that way lies madness.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:13 AM
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He(?) really likes that vacu-seal clothing, too.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:15 AM
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Pulp Covers has a "fantasy" tag! I will try to find some good ones.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:55 AM
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Hyung Tae Kim tempts us all.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:36 PM
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More examples of protruding nipples in HTK's artwork:

Wow, that one has almost human anatomy! Where's the gigantic thighs and extra set of hips?

... and someone please tell me that's just a random arbitrary zipper on the crotch or something.

Also, I love how everything's pretty much OK in that orange one except the right leg is just... really off doing its own thing in every possible respect.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:51 PM
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I have that Magna Carta game booklet, because someone got me the special edition of the game used one year.

It's a terrible, annoying game.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:00 PM
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Now, there is a tendency at a point like this to look over one's shoulder at the cover artist and start going on at length about leather, thighboots and naked blades.

Words like "full," "round," and even "pert" creep into the narrative, until the writer has to go and have a cold shower and a lie down."

Which is all rather silly, because any woman setting out to make a living by the sword isn't about to go around looking like something off the cover of the more advanced kind of lingerie catalog for the specialized buyer.

Oh well, all right. The point that must be made is that although Herrena the Henna-Haired Harridan would look quite stunning after a good bath, a heavy-duty manicure, and the pick of the leather racks in Woo Hun Ling's Oriental Exotica And Martial Aids on Heroes Street, she was currently quite sensibly dressed in light chain mail, soft boots, and a short sword.

All right, maybe the boots were leather. But not black.

Riding with her were a number of swarthy men that will certainly be killed before too long anyway, so a description is probably not essential. There was absolutely nothing pert about any of them.

Look, they can wear leather if you like.
(And keep in mind, Conina, the barbarianwannabe hairdresser in the cover of Sourcery above, spends the book in a sensible dress.)
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:15 PM
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That always bothered me to no end when I read The Light Fantastic.

Also, the artist interpreting Twoflower's glasses as literally being four eyes.
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