Sunday, October 21, 2012

Author: I know 50 Shades of  Grey is popular and all that, but do we really need another immaturely erotic novel that seems more dangerous and naughty than it really is?
Publisher: Look, I already instagrammed the cover at Payless.  So just write the damn thing, alright?

Publisher: 50 Shades of Grey is really popular.  Let's do something sexy like that.
Artist: You mean a mildly sexy photo that implies that light bondage and submission is romantic and erotically and ironically empowering?
Publisher: Exactly.

Does she even have peripheral vision?

Publisher: I said I wanted a chainimail bikini!
Artist: Right.  Like it's wise to protect the breasts... and nothing else!
Publisher: And a chain-mail veil is a wise idea?
Artist: ...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Publisher: Alright, you know the Dresden series?
Artist: Yeah!  Those are great books.  Good covers, too.
Publisher: Yeah. This is like that, but we want teenage boys to think there'll be a lot of sex in it.
Artist: *shrugs* How's a pink schoolgirl outfit and a ninja sword suit you?
Publisher: Genius!
Artist: So, what's the book about.
Publisher: Eh, who cares?  Just rip off the Hunger Games poster.
Artist: *shrugs*

Artist: So, what's the book about?
Publisher: It doesn't matter.  We want Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in the adaptation.
Artist: *shrugs*

Author: I want a cover featuring a regal, confident woman.
Artist: Daenerys from Game of Thrones.  Got it.
Author: That's not what I mea--
Artist: Yeah, yeah.  I got it.