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Re: New Look Covers

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:28 pm

I presume it's down to Terry. Surely he has to agree to it before they publish?
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby Dotsie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:16 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Oh right.

To be honest, that kinda ticks me off about Terry (the different covers thing). It really does smack of moneymaking, and taking the fans for a ride.

Nobody is making anyone buy the new versions. It's up to the individual and the bank account whether they buy these. ;)

Ah come on. A release of new covers is like crack to these poor DW addicts. This is preying on the weak!
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby author3 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:13 pm

DaveC wrote:I don't like the Equal Rites, with it's lack of Granny and Esk...

I agree that is really annoying :cry:
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:19 pm

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DaveC wrote:I don't like the Equal Rites, with it's lack of Granny and Esk...

I agree that is really annoying :cry:

It may be because of the way Esk is holding the staff. ;)

From L-Space annotations on Equal Rites:

One of my correspondents recalls that he interviewed Terry in 1987 for a university magazine. In that interview Terry said that one thing which had tickled him about Josh Kirby's artwork for the Equal Rites cover was that it subliminally (accidentally?) reflected the Freudian overtones of the book (references to "hot dreams", the angst of adolescence, things that might be called "magic" envy)... Kirby's artwork "coincidentally" draws Esk with the broom handle where a penis would be (traditionally supposed to be the basis of the "witches flying around on broomsticks" myth).


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Re: New Look Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:30 pm

Well, the 'new' ER cover makes it look like a new ERIC cover...
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby author3 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:12 pm

LilMaibe wrote:Well, the 'new' ER cover makes it look like a new ERIC cover...

I know :roll: Is that wizard on the left meant to be Drum Billet :?
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:16 pm

author3 wrote:
LilMaibe wrote:Well, the 'new' ER cover makes it look like a new ERIC cover...

I know :roll: Is that wizard on the left meant to be Drum Billet :?

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Re: New Look Covers

Postby author3 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:20 pm

Oh right :)
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby RJH » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:58 pm

Theses will be in B format guys :)
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby author3 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:04 pm

RJH wrote:Theses will be in B format guys :)

What do you mean B format :?
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby RJH » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:23 pm

'Paperback (B format)' means that the size of the book is 198mm x 129mm. This information has been provided by the publisher of the book.

You may also see paperback editions of books advertised as 'A format'. This means that the size of the book is 178mm x 110mm.
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby author3 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:31 pm

RJH wrote:'Paperback (B format)' means that the size of the book is 198mm x 129mm. This information has been provided by the publisher of the book.

You may also see paperback editions of books advertised as 'A format'. This means that the size of the book is 178mm x 110mm.
Okay thanks for letting me know :D
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:55 pm

On a note: Something I always liked better about the Kirby covers compares to Kidby's work:
They actually gave you an idea what to expect. They were cluttered and not everyone's style, but while reading didn't you at least once had the feeling -hey, that's what was on the cover and this is too-
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby raisindot » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:07 pm

While I love the Kirby covers, I think that his 'cariacture' style became increasingly outdated as the books became more serious. I'm trying to imagine what Kirby would have done with covers for Night Watch, Thud, and Monstrous Regiment, which have more 'serious' themes than most of the books he created covers for. His "everything and the kitchen sink" style wouldn't have worked as well with these books.
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Re: New Look Covers

Postby LilMaibe » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:19 pm

Though one has to wonder...the new covers might not be 'caricature-style' but they are all parodies or plain posing. NW has the painting, MR that scene from was-it-WW2?, GP had Star Wars, while Thud, MM, UA and Snuff are rather generic pose-shots/character shots, some of them (UA and Snuff) even waking false hope for the story (Confess, folks, how may of you WERE looking forward to see Luggage play football or have Vetinari as referee?).
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