pesco at March 6th, 2014 11:50 — #1
beschizza at March 6th, 2014 11:54 — #2
I wonder if "Strange Abominable Snowmen" had a companion volume titled "Normal Abominable Snowmen"
maggiekb at March 6th, 2014 11:57 — #3
I was just coming over here to make a comment about the square, boring abominable snowmen not covered by this volume.
jonaseggeater at March 6th, 2014 12:08 — #4
It looks nothing like him!
mister44 at March 6th, 2014 12:12 — #5
LOL daymn, I came in to ask for the "Well Adjusted Abominable Snowmen".
technogeekagain at March 6th, 2014 13:10 — #6
This is a good illustration of why it is CRITICAL to have an executor who understands your art and other collectables, and to have an inventory to help them which gives the significance of pieces of particular interest. I've seen too many reports of "I don't know why they kept this, nobody wants it, throw it in the yard sale or throw it out"... and you can't count on someone howling "noooo..." and being listened to.
dr_ultimately at March 6th, 2014 13:36 — #7
to my eye, it's a copy. the la book cover extends the landscape beyond the painting, and the shadows on the human don't match. fan-art?
 or, if original, maybe the canvas was re-stretched to a smaller frame?
crenquis at March 6th, 2014 15:23 — #8
Kinda looks like different techniques as well -- the garage sale find looks like an airbrush on watercolor board and the cover looks more like pastels or something.
technogeekagain at March 6th, 2014 16:42 — #9
It could be an "original" but be an alternate version or a study for the final version. I own a few studies of that sort.
Technique is hard to tell on a cover, after reduction and engraving and halftoning and the printer mucking with the colors... never mind covers fading over time.
brainspore at March 6th, 2014 17:12 — #10
"Abominable! Can you believe that? Do I look abominable to you? Why can't they call me the Adorable Snowman or...or the Agreeable Snowman, for crying out loud?"
technogeekagain at March 7th, 2014 16:39 — #11
"He claims it's made from the pelt of an Abdominal Snowman, or something like that."
"You said it."
Paraphrasing from memory an old short story by one of the SF greats ...Frederic Brown, perhaps; I seem to remember it appearing in the same volume as Etaoin Shrdlu.
lemoutan at March 8th, 2014 03:25 — #12
I thought this must have been an expression of exasperation on the under-representation of codebreakers at the NSA until I noticed the zoo.
israel_b at March 8th, 2014 15:03 — #13
Having been lost for decades, it recently turned up at a yard sale.
Yeah but was anyone actually looking for it?
pesco at March 11th, 2014 12:50 — #14
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