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Mated to Mek by Tamsin Ley. A blue spacey cover with a man embracing a woman from the back. However, the biggest issue is the title font. The K in Mek is blocky and looks more like an H, making the title seem like Mated to Meh.

From Lisa: I feel bad nominating this cover for Cover Snark because the artwork is actually pretty good. There are no disembodied heads, intimidating nipples or concerning skin conditions. But! Why that font? Ever since I spotted it, I keep reading it as “Mated to Meh.” I cannot let that go.

Elyse: Mek is the sound I’m making looking at the cover.

Sarah: This sounds like a reddit post: “AITA for thinking my spouse is Meh?”

When Bad Fonts Happen to Otherwise Solid Covers

Elyse: Mek is like that sound cats make when they chatter at birds


Tara: Wait, that’s a K?!

Sarah: Apparently?

Mated To The Claws by Laura Wylde. Let start in the top left hand corner, which has a photo of  giant motorcycle. Then, the middle of the cover is a dehydrated, shirtless man who has a big skull tattoo in the middle of his chest. He's pursing his lips and looking down at his crotch where a small grizzly bear is hanging out, looking oddly smug.

From Carole: Another OMG OMG what is he doing to that Bear.

Sarah: is he a member of a motorcycle gang, and are they the Very Vascular Bear Bikers, aka the VVBB?

Kiki: “Damn, that bear looks SEXY!”—this guy, probably

Sarah: Imagine the pick up lines for men trying to pick up bears – like, actual bears.

Sneezy: “Excuse me, are you a priest? Because I want to bear myself to you.”

Alien Knight Teddy Bear Troubles by Becca Brayden. A shirtless man and a woman in a black tank top and jeans are dry humping in space. The dude has a giant glowing blue raspberry-esque tribal tattoo on his chest and arms.

From Elizabeth: The cover is weird, but the title is bonkers – Alien Knight Teddy Bear Troubles – WTF.

Sarah: I just hear Freud’s voice: “Tell me about your troubles, Mr. Knight Teddy Bear. Is it about your mother?”

Elyse: His tattoo looks like a shitty car decal.

Sneezy: Or cosplay paint he’s worn for so long it somehow got colonized by several generations of mold instead of flaking off.

My Date is a Wild Yet by Viola Grace. There's an uncertain looking snowman with a red scarf and next to him is a giant yet man wearing navy athletic shorts and wielding a frying pan.

From Shannon: It’s like Harry and the Hendersons‘ arctic cousin on the cover.

Sarah: It really is, but is he wearing an apron? Do I see a hint of furry flank?

Dear god I just said furry flank. Please excuse me.

Kiki: Based on this cover I have to assume the love story is between that snowman and the yeti, yes?

Sarah: One can only hope – but if the yeti is holding a frying pan, does that mean he’s cooking hot food for a snowman? That won’t end well?

Tara: Or is the snowman a sidekick?

Amanda: I love the modesty shorts that have been photoshopped on.

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