When I was compiling the most recent Top Ten Tuesday list dedicated to books with cats on the cover, I realised that I could have simply filled it with covers of Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic, The Master and Margarita, since there were so many of them.
It seems that designers and illustrators just can’t resist Behemoth, the enormous demonic black cat who accompanies Satan on his visit to 1930s Moscow – and who can blame them? He is certainly my favourite fictional feline and makes for a great cover image. Here are some of the book covers I found.
I love the bold graphic style of these two covers, which were probably meant to reference Soviet-era poster art:
These ones are, um, pretty nightmarish:
Who doesn’t love a gun-toting black cat?
And finally some book covers from non-English speaking countries: