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Message started by Forum Administrator on 17. Nov 2003 at 14:48

Title: Translation Cover Art
Post by Forum Administrator on 17. Nov 2003 at 14:48

If anyone's interested in having a look at the cover art for French and German editions of Blaylock's books, I've posted a few covers at:
http://www.sybertooth.com/blaylock/covers.htm

Title: Re: Translation Cover Art
Post by Andrew on 26. Nov 2003 at 01:53

For the most part those are really great.  Especially for the Balumnia books the covers seem more mature.  I've never much cared for the art on my Ace paperback editions of ES and DD.

Title: Re: Translation Cover Art-Russian
Post by Dmitriy on 12. Mar 2004 at 15:52

Cover of Russian edition Elfin
1) Elfin Ship
http://www.azbooka.ru/content/catalog/default.asp?shmode=3&idp=7574&idc=32

2) DD
http://www.azbooka.ru/content/catalog/default.asp?shmode=3&idp=7682&idc=32

3) Stone Giant
http://www.azbooka.ru/content/catalog/default.asp?shmode=3&idp=7809&idc=32

if you need big picture you may e-mail me (sorry i know english very bad) :))

Title: Re: Translation Cover Art
Post by cnabokov on 14. Mar 2004 at 08:43

Dude, don't worry about your english--Blaylock is the international language!! Thank you so much!

Cheers,
Brent

Title: Re: Translation Cover Art
Post by Dmitriy on 15. Mar 2004 at 11:51

Polish:

http://www.proszynski.pl/ksiazki/images/okladki/duze/krainamarzen.jpg

http://free.art.pl/comics/bookz/ship.jpg

Title: Re: Translation Cover Art
Post by Jeff M. on 26. Mar 2004 at 16:40

Great stuff Dmitriy.  

I'm really curious, however, about the bizarre green creatures on the cover of the French edition of The Elfin Ship.  What the hell are those supposed to be??  Did somone remove the chapters from my copy which talks about the aliens that originally built the ship? It must be one of those cases where the artist hasn't done his homework.

Another cover that seems odd to me is the 1990 UK cover for The Stone Giant.  I came across it on E-bay, and the link to the picture is here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3597514794&category=2229#ebayphotohosting

The link won't work after 03/31, but I'll try and fix that later.

As you can see, the cover depicts what appears to be a scene straight from hell, complete with fire, human bones, and some sort of demonic humanoid.  Again, I'm missing this chapter in my copy...

Does anyone have any insight into these discrepancies?

Title: Re: Translation Cover Art
Post by Pierre-Paul Durastanti on 24. May 2004 at 19:38

The weird green creatures on the cover of the French paperback edition of The Elfin Ship are supposed to be trolls, I think... That said, J'ai Lu has been notorious for putting out covers with no relationship whatsoever for the contents of the books they were supposed to illustrate, or to provide only token advice to illustrators when they order a cover. ("We need a kind of airship and, uh, some trolls.") Or it may just have been artistic license. :-)

Thankfully, both covers for the other Oriel books reprints at J'ai Lu are better. And nothing beats the Richard Dadd painting used for the first French edition of The Elfin Ship at Rivages. By the way, if you've never heard of Dadd, look him up on Google or some other search engine. Here's a character straight out of a Blaylock (or a Powers) book!

-- Pierre-Paul (French translator of the Oriel books)

Title: Russian Covers (Next)
Post by Dmitriy Kolodan (Ru) on 03. Feb 2006 at 14:35

Paper Grail (rus ed - 2005)
http://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/2306920/

Digging Leviaphan (rus ed - 2006)
http://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/2570714/

Click for large pics.

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