Saturday, November 07, 2009

Grim Grimm

Is it just me, or is there something deeply wrong about this cover design?

10 comments:

depesando said...

Possibly the funniest thing I have seen in months!!!!

Good work!

depesando said...

it gets worse.

If you look carefully - her left foot is a trotter - and the fauns' back left foot is human...

Lucille said...

Oh deer.

Mrs Trefusis... said...

Oh God. That is *so* wrong [crying with laughter]

Sleepy said...

Hahaha!
Brilliant!

ro said...

Bambi looks a little surprised.....

Steerforth said...

Thank God. When I post things like this, there is always a moment of doubt when I wonder if I'm alone in perceiving some deeply unpleasant undertones.

I hadn't noticed the wrong foot aspect; probably because I was distracted by the pained expression on Bambi's face.

The artist must have been having a laugh, surely? It's astounding (and that's not a word I use very often) that this illustration reached the print stage.

Sophie said...

Ha! That is absolutely wonderful. Who on earth published that version?

Thomas said...

I did a double take, I thought for sure this was a joke cover. Very funny.

Steerforth said...

Sophie - it was published by Dean, who were once a big name in children's books (until they started doing mad covers like this).