Jim C. Hines is a fantasy author who once reenacted some female poses from fantasy novel covers. Now he's trying out some men's poses from fantasy and romance novels.
This supercollage of recently released blockbuster movie posters reveals the latest cliche imagery in Hollywood: the lone-standing hero (or villain) looking afar ahead with his/her back to the viewer. "Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog," anyone?
As part of his Aicardi Syndrome Fundraiser, Jim C. Hines issued a challenge to John Scalzi: Recreate the pose on the cover of The Taste of Night. Hines has a history of recreating the poses of women in sci-fi and fantasy cover art, but Scalzi proved no slouch in the posing department either.
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Fantasy author Jim C. Hines decided one day to pose like the women on the cover of his novel, "The Stepsister Scheme." After realizing how awkward posing like that was, he decided to recreate other poses from fantasy book covers.
"I spent the rest of last night with pain running through most of my back. Even the pose in The Shape of Desire, which first struck me as rather low-key, is difficult to imitate and feels really forced. Trying to launch my chest and buttocks