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Post by Misfit » Wed October 15th, 2014, 9:23 am

Same cover artist.
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Post by Lisa » Wed October 15th, 2014, 11:04 am

I wonder what it would be like to be an 80s romance novel cover artist?

I suppose they illustrated other things as well, but I like the idea of someone, somewhere, sitting in a studio and painting pictures (because they probably wouldn't be using a computer at that time) of half-dressed, muscular long-haired men ravishing buxom ladies in period dresses :)

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Post by Misfit » Wed October 15th, 2014, 2:30 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]I wonder what it would be like to be an 80s romance novel cover artist?

I suppose they illustrated other things as well, but I like the idea of someone, somewhere, sitting in a studio and painting pictures (because they probably wouldn't be using a computer at that time) of half-dressed, muscular long-haired men ravishing buxom ladies in period dresses :) [/quote]

There really are some talented ones. Max Ginsberg, wow. Tom Hall, and Pino of course. There are a fair amount of straight historical novels that were first hardback, and then ended up with Kensington/Zebra for the MMPB edition and then got slapped with those romancey covers. It's an adventure picking up one of those with no reviews, you never know what you'll end up with.
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Post by Misfit » Wed October 15th, 2014, 6:56 pm

The white dress again.

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Post by Mythica » Thu October 16th, 2014, 10:58 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Second one is done better in my opinion:

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Here's another:

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Post by Misfit » Mon October 27th, 2014, 2:35 pm

Here they are again!

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PS, this was first published 1992 by Dell. Attrocious cover, but very nice artwork on the stepback. Freebie today.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 27th, 2014, 3:29 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]The white dress again.

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That street doesn't look much like a Whitechapel street :( - more like one in Paris or a Spanish city.
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Post by Misfit » Sat November 1st, 2014, 4:10 pm

Here we go again. The one on the left is new (to me). Freebie today.

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Post by Misfit » Wed November 5th, 2014, 7:19 pm

There is no getting away from this pair.

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Post by Misfit » Wed November 5th, 2014, 7:38 pm

Have we seen this yet?

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