Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bondage Manga Wodehouse & Stolen Cover Art

Yet another case of public-domain PG Wodehouse being debased by random ebook sellers, this time one Sheba Blake Publishing...


..who also sells another Wodehouse short story using artwork stolen from the cover Norton's edition, by Antony Hare. The Norton edition looks like this...



..and the Sheba Blake version like this...


In fact, a quick look at the Sheba Blake website reveals a vast array of stolen covers, many from Vintage UK and Penguin. Cunningly, those stolen from Vintage still retain the 'Vintage' branding...

Penguin Frome and Vintage Mirth

Vintage Rudge and Dombey, and that Hunted Down cover is from Peter Owen

..and I'm sure that all of these other covers could be found to have been stolen too, with a bit more Googling.

2 comments:

David Bassler said...


It appears that the cover art was created by "gOblin" in 2007 and posted on her Deviantart page. I wonder if she received any financial compensation (or even credit) for using her art work.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Damsel-in-Distress-70394072

JRSM said...

I think it's safe to assume she received absolutely none. thanks for tracking that down.