I sort of didn’t do FAF last week, because I was all excited about the Uglies manga AKA Shay’s Story cover. (And lazy. Also because I was lazy.) But here is a FAF for you all! And because I’m in Australia, it’s a day early for you North and South Americans.
This post completes the job started back on October 29, which is showing you all the art I’ve received while on tour. Next Friday (promises, promises) I’ll get back to posting the art I’ve received since tour started.
So here we go, starting with something that’s not quite fan art, but is pretty cool to look at.
One of my favorite things on tour is when people give me books to signed that are obviously well read. Like, in-the-bathtub, on-the-bus, under-the-covers read. Sometimes readers apologize for their tattered copies, but I take it as a compliment. And especially excellent are the signs of notations and post-itting.
So check this out:
This was only DAYS after Goliath came out, and already the book was festooned with post-its and notes. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL READING.
And in case you think this is a unique event, I got a whole set of the trilogy receiving the same treatment at my Books of Wonder event:
So yeah. That’s cool.
Here’s a painting of the Leviathan in its friendly I’m-a-whale mode.
It’s interesting how for some readers the airbeast is a big, scary monster thing, but others see it more as a friendly animal. Clearly, for some people beasties are always a win.
Here’s a happy sketch of Tazza that makes the same point:
Another type of fan art that I only see while on tour is the GREAT BIG SIGN. As in this one:
Now, you can see why I might like this sign in particular. But all signs are cool.
Also popular with me? Cookies.
The Austin Teen Book Festival folks did these cover cookies for all us authors, but I’m still counting it as fan art. (And, reader, I ate it.)
Here’s a piece of Midnighters fan art! A flame-bringer symbol rendered in clay.
That’s it for the tour fan art. I guess there’s a bit of space left here, and you didn’t get any FAF last week, so let me round up with a cool bunch of images from Lego-master Tyler, who won a prize for this series of Leviathan-inspired works.
The Ottoman Scorpion!
The German monoplane!
And finally, the Tesla cannon.
Pretty nice work, huh?
Good luck for the rest of the month, and see you all next week!