Okay, it’s time for FAN ART FRIDAY.
Technically it is a bit past time for FAF, because it’s Saturday and everything. Apologies, but Leaky-Con was rather exhausting. There were many panels and signings and such, and then a trip to Disney World with Maureen Johnson.
I haz proof:
Ah, the fun we had in the hat shop.
Leaky-Con was really great. The Harry Potter fans, especially those at Lit Day, were just incredible. A nicer bunch of people you will never meet.
Here’s proof of that fact, in the form of a pressie that Potter-fan Maya gave me:
See? Even when they’re expressing scary sentiments, it’s all beautifully cross-stitched!
Anyway, thanks to all the volunteers and staff and organizers of Leaky-Con and Lit Day. You were all awesome. Too much fun was had.
Oh, and thanks to Cassie-la for letting me borrow her hipster wizard sign:
It’s the tree that makes it funny.
And now it’s time for Fan Art Friday! Long awaited, but never abated!
We begin with “I Wish I Were a Man,” from Awesome O’clock:
What makes this particularly cool is that it’s based on a real US propaganda poster from 1917:
Nice work, Awesome O’clock. (Or may I just call you Awesome?)
And for some more of Deryn looking soldierly, check out this piece from Delinquent Unicorn:
This picture has what you call directionality!
And now for some Deryn and Alek action, starting with this delightful sketch from Shenli, called “Wandering Hands”:
Awkward moment is awkward. It’s amazing how many people have done fan art based on that one short fencing scene.
Perhaps you would like some kissing? If so, here’s “Airmanship” by teaspoon00:
And for more kissing, how about “Engine Grease” by theprinceofparties?
Some of you may want some cool Leviathan desktops. If so, check out Art-Bandgeek’s work. Here’s an example:
But there are many more, featuring all the big characters.
Okay, so that’s all I’ve got time to post right now, but there are many more pieces of fan art ready to go. I’ve just been a bit overwhelmed. Last week was Leaky-Con, and next is the infinitely more exhausting Comic Con, and then Justine and I are headed to Hawaii for some rest before the touring season starts.
What I’ll do, however, is set up some auto-posts of Fan Art, so that you will all survive. And hopefully I’ll get up some pix of cool stuff from Comic Con, both here and on twitter, where I’m @scottwesterfeld
And of course, there will be the August 1 art reveal, which will be hosted by io9.com this month. (I’ll remind you here.)
See you at Comic Con, I hope!
I’ll be doing a video interview with Suvudu.com while at Comic Con. If you want them to ask me a question, leave it for them right here.