Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 100th (Back to the Beginning: Candy Cane Guy!)

Congrats to Dianna, who won Winter Warmers by Josephine Myles, JL Merrow, Clare London, Chrissy Munder, and Lou Harper!

When I started the Misadventures back on December 3, 2009, I had no idea it would evolve into a long-running series of quirky, incoherent little stories strung together from book titles. Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting! A special thanks to those of you who’ve sent me covers, too. I’m honored to be part of you never looking at book covers the same way again. 😉

For this, the 100th edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography, I thought we should go back to the very beginning, to the cover that started it and gave Candy Cane Guy his name. 🙂

Because he was


just couldn’t seem to stop himself from

, especially when he was

, wandering the

and trying to avoid


as he looked for things that needed to be

while a not-quite-

(maybe a

?) kept playing in the back of his mind. Obviously he hadn’t done enough

in his misspent youth, when he worked as a

, then abruptly left behind his


and went

, traveling

to stay

‘s notice.

*blink blink blink*

“I can’t believe there are so many naughty boys! Surely you must be almost out of them by now, Mom?!” -Mayhem

Bad news, May: I have plenty of naughty boys stocked up! 🙂

22 thoughts on “Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 100th (Back to the Beginning: Candy Cane Guy!)”

  1. Don’t look so sad May, one day she’ll find a naughty kitty for you to drool over 😉
    My, my, happy 100 anniversary 😀

  2. May, let’s hope we never run out of naughty boys!

    First off, OMG that hair in Back Roads! Second, WTF that Grab Bag cover! Seriously, my 10 yo could have photoshopped a more professional looking cover.

    And lastly, Chris I am always impressed by your skillful ability to recognize a guy from only a torso. It is truly a gift!
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  3. Quite the collection to celebrate your centennial… um, Misadventures’ centennial. I would never presume to comment on anyone’s age. Ahem.

    Not when there’s so much else to comment on – witness the covers above.

    *sly smirk*

  4. Did the cover artist add hair down there on the Babycakes cover? He’s just so smooth in his classic candy cane guy photo, and he’s only showing a couple more inches of skin with the towel on. Yet those inches are not smooth.
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  5. Happy (and purty) 100th! Thanks for 100 cuties and 1000s of laughs. 1 more and you’ll be tied with Louis L’Amour, famous author of 101 western novels, all of which, surprisingly enough, were not named Cowboy Boots and Untamed Hearts. Oh yeah, whilst we are discussing photoshopping, that apron is a pretty dud job.

  6. Wow. The Grab Bag cover shows a stunning lack of effort even for the low end book covers.

    Also, what did they do to his hair in Back Roads? It is frightening!
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