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I've been chewing on cover art lately.
This one is perfect: My name above the fold, and gin.
Ok, it's green...but what the heck, it's a nice green.

(thanks to the BiblioBuffet for the treat!)


Anonymous said...

Do you mind, Miss Snark? It seems like the right place for it...

(Adapted from Fit the Second.)

"Come, listen, my men, while I tell you again
The five unmistakable marks
By which you may know, wheresoever you go,
The warranted genuine Snarks.

"Let us take them in order. The first is the taste,
Which is acrid and soothing, but dry:
From a pail that's inverted and perched on its face
Wafts a bouquet of redistilled rye.

"Its habit of stalking George Clooney you'll see
That it carries too far, when I say
That it frequently causes the poor man to flee,
From proposals of marriage and play.

"The third is its fierceness when nitwits query.
Should you happen to venture on one,
It will sigh like a thing that is distressed and leery
As it pulls out and cocks a clue gun.

"The fourth is its fondness for small killer dogs,
Which it constantly carries about,
And believes that they scatter the querying clods--
A sentiment open to doubt.

"The fifth is ambition. It next will be right
To describe each particular sort:
Distinguishing those that give answers with bite,
And those that respond with a snort.

"For, although common Snarks do no manner of harm,
Yet, I feel it my duty to say,
Some are ANGELS--" The Snarkling broke off in alarm,
For the poodle had fainted away.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Who knew snarks were so cute and cuddly-looking?

Anonymous said...

"This one is perfect:"

Not quite -- perfect is same title, but authored by George Clooney.

Matt said...

didn't you watch the oscars? green is in.

(in fact, your blog header is green. that's like digital cover art.)

Anonymous said...

Hee hee... it's perfect!

Stuart Neville said...

Why the objection to green? Green is the colour of a Gordon's London Dry Gin bottle, and thus, I would have thought, a colour in high regard on this blog. Has the juniper berry fallen from favour?

Elektra said...

Is it just me, or do Snarks look suspiciously like beavers?

Anonymous said...


The Snark-hunting crew consisted of a Bellman, a Baker, a Barrister, a Billiard-marker, a Banker, a Butcher, a Broker, a maker of Bonnets and Hoods, a Boots, and a Beaver.

I believe that the cute, cuddly-looking, cover critter _is_ the Beaver (although "Butler" might also be appropriate).


Loved your beamish adaptation.


What's wrong with green, anyway?

Elektra said...

I see, I see--though I must say, I feel pity for this particular beaver. He's never going to be able to build a proper dam with that tail of his. Maybe that's why he's moonlighting as a butler...

Wordveri: cogpow Not sure what it means, but I like it