CoverFail: Why Cartoon Covers Have Been Abandoned
Cartoon covers have been pretty much axed from the romance cover catalog due to declining sales of books with those covers. I admit that I was never a huge fan of the cover, but neither did I find them totally offputting. There are worse things than cartoons, right? Today’s first entry is example A of how wrong I can be. When I first saw this cover, immediately I wondered what poor Molly Harper did to anger the art director to be saddled with this. In fairness to the art director, though, this is called the Naked Werewolf Series.
And in another example of why cartoon covers simply don’t work is the cover from a book recently reviewed here at Dear Author by Dr. Sarah. I’m not sure what is more disturbing — the strangely shaped thumb or the awful O face.