Re: RARA-AVIS: Gateway Publishers

From: Tribe (
Date: 20 Jan 2006

On 1/20/06, Kevin Burton Smith <> wrote:
> Black Lizard? For all the tainted-by-nostalgia hoopla, I thought the
> cover illustrations were over-rated. A disappointing number of them
> seemed rushed to me, and featured poorly rendered, vaguely
> simian-looking men and women and awkward or unimaginative layouts, with
> no real sense of style. Although I realize some of you may be quite
> fond of them. Sorry.
> The over-riding design of the covers, though -- the torn edge
> black/grey hook and the bold, italic white sans serif typography -- was
> distinctive and quite good.

Hear, hear on that. It's a tribute to Black Lizard that the books did as well as they did with those awfully illustrated covers...'cause I'm sure that it wasn't the covers that motivated buyers to take chances on these if they didn't know what they were buying.


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