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Post by Vanessa » Thu February 28th, 2013, 11:04 am

I enjoy this thread! It's fascinating.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu February 28th, 2013, 11:39 am

Yes it's a great thread. That guy lying on the bed looks like he should be on the cover of one of those "mummy porn" books so popular now. And I've seen that big white house with the red door several times, it pops up quite often in films and TV shows too.
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Post by Misfit » Thu February 28th, 2013, 3:47 pm

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]Wow! Some of these images really do get around, don't they?

I wonder why they felt the need to badly photoshop the lady's hair on the Seize the Dawn cover?[/quote]

Isn't it something? I've heard elsewhere that original cover art is very expensive, and there's just so much stock artwork to be had, thus all this photoshopping.

It is fun to spot them, and I do hope authors know this is all in good fun and not directed towards them and/or their books.
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Post by Lisa » Thu February 28th, 2013, 4:26 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]
It is fun to spot them, and I do hope authors know this is all in good fun and not directed towards them and/or their books.[/quote]
True, and having enjoyed plenty of books with questionable cover art, I wouldn't judge a book by its cover (though I may have a giggle at it).

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu February 28th, 2013, 5:22 pm

Now you're making me nervous. For the cover of my upcoming release, I used Titian's rather well-known painting 'Man With a Glove" superimposed over the less well-known "A Court in the Alhambra During the Time of the Moors" by Edwin Lord Weeks (both public domain, with a zillion photos all over the web, so nobody will squawk "Copyright infringement!"
Are there any other 'man with a glove' covers out there?
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Post by emr » Thu February 28th, 2013, 7:10 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Now you're making me nervous. For the cover of my upcoming release, I used Titian's rather well-known painting 'Man With a Glove" superimposed over the less well-known "A Court in the Alhambra During the Time of the Moors" by Edwin Lord Weeks (both public domain, with a zillion photos all over the web, so nobody will squawk "Copyright infringement!"
Are there any other 'man with a glove' covers out there?[/quote]

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu February 28th, 2013, 8:35 pm

Thanks emr. Well, if I'm not entirely original, I can take comfort in having such exalted company as Alexandre Dumas. :p

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Post by DianeL » Fri March 1st, 2013, 12:35 am

MLE I think your added elements making it unique keep it interesting; it's a nice cover!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri March 1st, 2013, 1:29 am

[quote=""DianeL""]MLE I think your added elements making it unique keep it interesting; it's a nice cover![/quote]
Thanks, Diane!
My favorite part is the very worried expression on that horse -- I should give credit to Teodor Gericault, although in his case I nabbed less than 10% of his public-domain painting.

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Post by Mythica » Fri March 1st, 2013, 8:48 am

[quote=""Misfit""]
It is fun to spot them, and I do hope authors know this is all in good fun and not directed towards them and/or their books.[/quote]

Yeah, it's not malicious, I do it as a test of my visual memory.

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