Some of the pre-war covers in an earlier post were mis-attributed to Hul Sophon, who set me straight in an interview not too long ago.
He notes that both he and Uth Roeun had friendly competition with a locally based cover artist of Chinese background, called Ung Yuksuy. Little is known about this artist, but his covers have graced many a title.
Please Don’t Mistreat Me!
by Hak Chey Hong
(Very reminiscent of Stateside 60′s pulp covers.)
Great, My Mother Finds a Husband For Me (សប្បាយចិត្តណាស់ម៉ែឲ្យមានប្តី)
Writer: Prach Seng (ប្រាជ្ញ សេង), 1970s
Separated Love at Mondulkiri
by Prach Seng
(Ethnic minorities in Cambodia fall prey to stereotypes pretty often.)
Failure of Lady Hunter
by Kov Sarom
(From the ominous looks of this cover, I’m glad the ‘Lady Hunter’ failed.)
Preah Bat Po Ngie Yat
by Kuy Lout
(Historical dramas are a pretty safe bet in a culture often divided by politics.)