Throwing Darts at Jason Cosmo Cover

by Dan McGirt on May 17, 2011

Greetings, Loyal Reader!

The wits at the blog Good Show Sir recently had a bit of fun at the expense of the cover art for my first novel, Jason Cosmo

A sample of their good-natured ribbing:

In slaying the beardy blue giant, Jason accidentally stabs a huge butterfly, skewering it to the side of a giant reptile. With a checkerboard pattern. On. His. Underside? WTF?

Meanwhile, the cheery wizard pretends to dance with castinets, two lovely ladies pose for the artist, and everything, but EVERYTHING turns out to be smaller than a can of fizzy pop.

If I had been drinking a beverage while reading this, said beverage would have come out my nose at a high rate of speed! The remaining comments had me laughing so hard I may have sprained something.

Certainly as valid an interpretation of the scene as any. I’ve often conceptualized the Jason Cosmo cover as a goofy post-book cast photo, with all the characters merely playing dead.  Otherwise, it’s a bit gruesome…posing on a stack of bodies.

The stated mission of Good Show Sir is “sharing those Sci-fi and Fantasy book covers that elicit a response of both fear and wonder, for together we can create something truly great and show the world what sins have been committed by Sci-fi & Fantasy the world over. Because sometimes, a book cover is so bad that all you can do is step back in wonder and say “Good show, sir, good show”. “

Good Show Sir is a sort of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for book covers. Offering outstandingly hilarious commentary on odd and inexplicable SF/F covers,  Good Show Sir is a site worth checking out for a good laugh!

Best regards,
Dan McGirt

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1 Phil May 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Hi Dan,

‘Twas I that wrote those cheeky notes on the book cover. Despite our ribbing over there on GOOD SHOW SIR, I do think that cover is beautifully put together. That’s what makes it so hilarious.

I’m pleased we were able to give you a chuckle!

- Phil

2 Dan McGirt May 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

Thanks for stopping by, Phil! I’m glad I stumbled upon Good Show Sir — very funny! I may have to dig through my boxes of old paperbacks and nominate a few covers of awesome awfulness myself! best — Dan

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