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0481 The Brass Cupcake

November 5, 2013
0481 Brass Cupcake, The 157
  • Title: The Brass Cupcake
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1977
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 1-3807-0
  • Cover Price: $1.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis
  • Author of: Condominium


Today’s cover was used for the 12th and 13th Fawcett printings and features some most atypical McGinnis artwork. As far as JDM covers go, Mr. McGinnis usually employed three different styles: GGA, realism (sometimes with a gothic twist), and montage. This one is None of the Above.

This Peter Max-inspired effort is totally groovy, man, but I can tell you from personal experience that the psychedelic style was long gone by 1977 when this cover appeared. The man with the gun and the muscle car show a strong James Bond influence but that ship had sailed by 1977 as well. Maybe the cover designer found this old drawing in the bottom of a drawer and decided, hey, we’ve already paid for it; let’s use it.

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