Posted by: Checkers | July 14, 2008

Jacket Photo/Bastille Day

Do you think any of these pictures taken yesterday would work as a book jacket photo if I ever get published?

Oh, yes, Happy Bastille Day. Vive la Revolution Française, vive la France, vive la nourriture pour chiens! (I wonder if any dogs were liberated from the Bastille?)

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  1. I would say use the first picture for a serious dramatic Pulitzer-Prize-bait book, the second one for a book of comic essays, and the third one for a horror novel.

  2. if? more like WHEN you’re published!
    we’re very excited to read more of your work. since you’re a corgi….will it be a selection of SHORT stories?

  3. goodbear and jamesviscosi, you are both very funny!

  4. I like #2 for the deep intelligent writer of a very serious book!

  5. You look especially literate in the first photo. V nice.

    Dogs were the liberators. They still are! Viva la France!

  6. You look quite hansome in the first photo so if you publish a serious tome i sugest the first. However if you publish a book about the essential you I say go with the second. Nothing says “Checkers” like the tongur thing!

  7. tongue not tongur

  8. Except that you’re out of focus, I prefer the third photo. Of course your book will be a work of art, a comic anthology, and a classic, and there you are posed with the greats: the Impressionists, Tyndale, Lewis Carroll, and Maurice Sendak! You are obviously a wide and deep reader, Checkers.

  9. I especially like your listening, laughing face in the third photo. It shows a cardigan welsh corgi who really gets into the deep and witty conversations that learned book dogs have.

  10. Thanks Alyson-here’s me in the third picture:

    “You mean the butler did it?!!!

  11. PS No dogs were liberated from the Bastille. The Bastille was a prison, and dogs have always had unimpeachable behaviour.

  12. That’s SO you 🙂


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