Ready to talk about some covers? I love cover snark editions, guess it is the evil in me coming out. Today we are dishing it out for the Science Fiction and Fantasy cover variety. All covers were found just perusing the dregs of Amazon.

Now this book showed up in Science Fiction / Fantasy section of amazon. I wasn’t in the children’s or picture book section. But, I had to include it. This poor fairy, on top of her being subjected to really bad typography it looks like she was only born with half a wing-span…

Really Bad Covers


Then while looking at Water Lily Fairies…at the bottom it says, Customers also liked…and this one popped up. I guess the same customer really likes badly illustrated people in weird positions…

Bady Illustrated Covers

I don’t even know how to pronounce that title… Grid Scan?


But let’s get away from illustrations, to FUNNER topics, like Photoshopped images. I love these…

From subtle lighting changes and skin lightening effects like this one, that make it obvious that two models were “shopped” together…

Badly Photoshopped covers.

She looks content, besides her badly shopped face, it is supposed to be their honeymoon – he though – looks like he just farted…


to cover artist that take the “floating animal head” to a new level…

Badly Photoshopped covers

Don’t mind me, I’m just sitting up here, way high on a tower, sniffing my arm pit, in my underwear while a incorporeal dog barks at me. La la la.


And then finally – maybe just maybe this post can prevent a cover tragedy from happening…

DivineScales 500x750 Forget the floating head with the type over it…there are too many of these covers to say they are “bad” – obviously tons of people love floating heads, movies and books. But, take a look at the blurb on the cover. Because – bad images does not always a bad cover make – sometimes a subtle typo will bring your beautiful cover crashing down. To give this an ironic twist, the author claims she hates typos – as posted on her blog: ” I hate typos. Really. I’m the one who carries a dry erase marker in her purse so I can correct restaurant signs when necessary. Say it with me: I. Hate. Typos.”

Well, maybe just maybe… it will take a more than a spell check to fix…the

Divinely Tragic Cover Designs

Have a great day…!