Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 155th (WTF Covers)

Congrats to Kelly, who won Velocity (Impulse #3) by Amelia C. Gormley! Amelia released Velocity on March 2.

Congrats to Michelle (Mi), who won The Fight Within (The Good Fight #2) by Andrew Grey! The Fight Within is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be doing something a bit different – instead of a little story, you’ll have the chance to see a few covers that I thought were fugly or that caused me to gasp “WTF?!” at my screen. Brace yourselves.

This title isn’t actually m/m, although it sure looks like it to me. The allegedly female character is the one in the background. I think. Is it my imagination, or does it really look like they used two male models?

I’m pretty sure that the guy on the left’s head doesn’t actually belong with “his” body. The guy on the right’s red hair looks perfectly natural, too!

How not to add tattoos…

Sadly, I think the horns look less awful than the crown, which is definitely damning with faint praise. And the proportions are off all over the place.

No! Not the leopard pox! Flee for your lives!!!

The proportions are just… off on this one.

Nice hair, dude with the weirdly tiny head.

This guy really needs to wear a bra over those saggy moobs.

So, which is your, erm, “favorite”?

“I approve even less of these naughty boys than I do of the usual naughty boys!” -Mayhem

19 thoughts on “Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 155th (WTF Covers)”

  1. That leopard pox looks kinda cool, it would probably have worked better of the head had been done too 😉

    And, I think the first looks like two men too, or a veeeeery square(ish) woman

  2. I really hate it when they put a tattoo on a leg with absolutely thought about how to make it flow along a muscle. For this one to look like that, the guy would have needed to have his leg in that position the entire time they were tattooing. So craptastic.
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  3. the leopard pox one makes me itchy. ~shudders~ And the redhead on the Cold Winters cover…I thought it was a woman… oops.

  4. I wonder why the hell in the second pic, changed the face of the left man,it’s no nescesary!!!!!??? and the other guy reminds me Hagrid xD

  5. Daughter of Fire, Dark Haven, and Valley of Shadows are all the proof I need that none of these hackensteins ever studied design or typography. I blow my nose on them, mainly because I’m laughing so hard! Thank you, thank you, these are outstandingly putrid. Leopard pox and saggy moobs–these Berks lack basic aesthetic sensibility. Hurray, may they continue to thrive!

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