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Curt Chiarelli

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(Many apologies for this double post. It was made through the auspices of a technical glitch and cannot be deleted, thus publicly exposing its author as a techno-bungler of the first water. Do not panic. And no sniggering in the back of the class. Please remain locked in your existential purgatory of an existence, resume your regular duties and act like everything is normal. This has been a Public Service Announcement. Thank you.)
 
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Curt Chiarelli

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See this one below - How was any of this ever allowed to be "OK" ??? Was the extra swastika in the top right really necessary? Who is this art directed at?

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Obviously by a charter member of the Hermann Goering Fan Club.
 

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So, why not pull out all the stops and show the Yeti munching on a terrified elf too? Besides, all that white in the composition needs a little punching up with geysers of bright, oxygenated blood.

Why do you think there are only three reindeer in the picture? :) Seriously, I hadn't thought of the elf - "good" idea. After I posted, the lack of blood did occur to me, though. I agree with you - geysers needed.

See this one below

Hm. I think the title is actually what wins the prize there. Are we sure that's a real book? I don't put anything past anything (witness my acceptance of the Santa Claws mag) but that just sounds impossible somehow.
 

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Hm. I think the title is actually what wins the prize there. Are we sure that's a real book? I don't put anything past anything (witness my acceptance of the Santa Claws mag) but that just sounds impossible somehow.

I believe it is genuine; it is listed on Goodreads (I just had to go an check:() and has quite a number of ratings, some of which do say you should ignore the stupid cover. It is, I gather, meant to be rather surreal, very weird, satirical horror (officially I think the genre is 'Bizzaro').
 

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Ha. It sounds like a label attached to something a bit nuts.

I don't mind that cover. It's the right shade of bonkers, like the original series of Batman.
 

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