Monday, 30 April 2007

the bottom inspector

This is not exactly what it looks like, which is to say, the wife of my bosom hoiking a cat's tail in the air, the better to peep up its bum. She was in fact caressing the animal, which presented itself in the posture most apt for enjoying the moment, in a photo taken by hayley campbell this weekend.

But our interpretation of the image is bound to be influenced by our memory of the story 'Grooming Yocky's arse'

(3-panel excerpt-click to enlarge)

I enjoyed this little movie by Kimon Christodoulides of London

After talking about new Penguin cover designs here yesterday, I’ve noticed there’s a lot of show and tell going on among collectors of the old ones. John Coulthart here.
‘Penguin paperback spotters’ at Flickr.
Acejet170 has a great set of photos. Particularly enjoyed the crime novels, having read most of them.
Joe Kral’s set here.
somebody’s made a wallpaper.
etc. etc.

James vance, writer of the excellent Kings in Disguise has a website.

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Blogger spacedlaw said...

I like that the box is reading "this way up" with an arrow pointing at the hand of your Love...

30 April 2007 at 06:30:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous John C said...

I have to shun all ideas of being one of those serious Penguin collectors, this place is over-stuffed with books as it is.

30 April 2007 at 07:03:00 GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

"click to enlarge"

Yeah. Right.

30 April 2007 at 18:41:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous yeah right said...

bit of blue cooch stuck in yer arse?

30 April 2007 at 19:14:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Hemlockman's back!

30 April 2007 at 20:09:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eddie

I was the recipent, before Christmas, of one of the drawings displayed in your blog. "Look, it's that Eddie Campbell drawing" I squawked to my other half when it arrived.


"Eddie Campbell - remember, that blog I check out most days."


"He drew From Hell."


"The page about the cat with the grass up its arse"

"Oh, HIM."

Of such stuff is your reputation made.

Baden Smith

30 April 2007 at 23:54:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eric Skillman said...

There was an excellent book that came out last year about all the various Penguin covers, called Penguin By Design. Lots of pretty pictures, well worth a look, though unfortunately published before the "graphic classics" series really got rolling.

1 May 2007 at 12:36:00 GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

I was wasting the past two weeks in the Florida Keys. It's a part of the States probably much like where you live, but without the poisonous horrid thingies that can kill you instantly.

I did, however, swim right over a six-foot shark as I was snorkeling on a coral reef. I had enough nerve to snap off a quick shot with my cheap underwater camera before I chickened out and swam back to shore. I hope it comes out okay.

1 May 2007 at 19:30:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

can't wait to see it. send a link when you show it.

1 May 2007 at 19:32:00 GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

(Ah, here's the post!)

You can view the stuff here:

22 May 2007 at 12:25:00 GMT-5  

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