Okay, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking this could be an April Fool’s Day joke, but no. Check it out —
Here is the ORIGINAL COVER of Jhereg. Stephen Hickman did this cover, I believe.
Here is the fairly awful GRAPHIC NOVEL COVER, which I only just happened across. Amazon shows John Pierard as the illustrator, but I don’t know whether he is also responsible for the cover. Maybe someone actually finds this appealing? Hickman’s covers are definitive for me, so I hate it.
And here, for your edification and delight, is the GERMAN COVER for Jhereg, which for some unknown reason is the one that comes up first on Goodreads when you search for “jhereg.”
Possibly this appeals to German readers, but it’s hard to imagine it appealing to anybody. I know American and UK covers are often different, but this! The image may be permanently burned into my brain.
This is definitely going in my permanent file of truly awful covers.