Apprentice Writer appreciates people who don't take themselves too seriously. She flat out adores readers who like a genre but can recognize the over-the-top elements in it. She got a does of both from the lovely and talented Scientist Gone Wordy, who made AW snort tea at breakfast with a link to author Jim C. Hines' reflectionss on urban fantasy/scifi cover art.
He doesn't just opine. He conducts research.
That's right. He tries to recreate cover poses.
Bravo to Mrs. Hines for having a spouse with the chutzpah to post the far-from-pretty results.