Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The Worst Covers
Some covers will go on the wall of shame with the caption, "what was the art department smoking?" There are a couple that always come to mind. Suzanne Brockmann took this cover really well, dubbing this hero The Pillsbury Dough Boy and offering a cover fix-it kit consisting of a smiley face sticker.
Another I remember had a mostly naked guy in the jungle pictured with a monkey on his shoulder. I may have kept that one somewhere. If anyone knows what that book was, please let me know so I can look for it. If you have any nominees for worst covers of all time, please post titles here and I will find them to share with everyone.
And yes, I do consider this reissue of one of my books a contestant for the wall of shame. Featuring the chubby-cheeked dork in the way-too-big ten gallon Photo-Shopped hat.