FAF (Mostly Monochromatic Edition)

Here’s a round up of fan art from the last two weeks, mostly in a black and white mode, with some BONUS NEWS at the end.

Let’s start with the art that was handed to me at my Free Comic Book Day event at Kinokuniya in Sydney. Thanks again to everyone who came and said nice things to me on my birthday, and especially to those who handed me art and cake.

First there was some Midnighters art from (appropriately) Melissa:

Yes, that’s Rex looking pretty cool, and I like how Melissa seems a bit annoyed at having to pose for the drawing.

And from Christina, a triptych of Tallys:

The hot air balloons are a cool touch, as are the necklace, interface cuff, and knife for each Tallyversion.

And finally, from Meshell, I got Alek and Deryn as lovebirds:

It’s cool that I got fan art from every trilogy at that event. You’re all doing a good job of coordinating! Plus: OBLIGATORY LORIS WITH MUSTACHE.

And now return to the regular mode of art delivery, these were all sent to me via the internets.

Here from Laura is a bit of Darwinist fashion design!

One of the coolest thing about Keith’s art is how it hints that there would be a whole different Darwinist culture out there, with clothes, furniture, and whatnot all influenced by the Victorian biotechnology at the base of Darwinist society. This hat is a great example of what all that might look like, complete with bee and nautilus-shell motifs.

And here’s a very a spunky-looking Deryn from Lilly.

I like her haircut, and the way she’s leaning forward, ready to go.

And briefly leaving the monochrome, here’s some Deryn cosplay from Alexa, showing before and after:

Pretty amazing difference. According to Alexa, this transformation required “two rolls of athletic tape, half a can of hairspray, and many uncountable bobby pins.” Just remember that the next time you’re cross-dressing: Never say die!

And finally, here’s a lovely still life in the stack-of-books mode, which for some reason I have lost all attribution to except the letter “g”:

Please identify yourself, G!

And now for the NEWS . . .

Given that the Manual of Aeronautics, the all-color large-format guide to the world of Leviathan, will be appearing on August 21, it’s almost time to start THE OBLIGATORY ART REVEALS. I’ve decided to do one twice a month, on the 1st and 15th. (I hope that’s not too much for you guys.)

May 15 will be the first of these, or maybe that’s when we’ll do some voting for the first reveal. BUT SOON.

And finally, Sydneysiders can see me tonight at:

The Aurealis Awards
Saturday, May 12
7:30 for an 8PM start
Independent Theatre
269 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

The Aurealis Awards celebrate the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers every year. Kate Forsyth with be mistress of ceremonies, and I’ll be presenting the award for Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel.

You can get tickets here.

182 thoughts on “FAF (Mostly Monochromatic Edition)

  1. First comment! I’m so excited for the 15th!!! I can’t wait for the manual. Also, Awesome fan art!

  2. Can’t wait for the art releases! 🙂

    All the drawings are awesome, as well! Bravo to the artists!

  3. I would like to note that the thing behind my ear is not my hair. It’s a Native American maraca that my mom thought would be cool to hang up on the wall, ended up in a rather unfortunate place, and that I was too lazy to ‘shop out. All my hair is tucked under itself and legitly looked a boy’s from behind. =p

  4. Can’t wait for the Manual of Aeronautics reveal!!!!!
    And does anyone else here listen to the White Stripes or the Raconteurs? Because everywhere else I am forever alone in my geekiness about them…

  5. YES! I’m so EXCITED for the Manual of Aeronautics! The full-color thing is what most excites me. It’s gonna be amazing! Also, all the fan art was awesome, as usual. 🙂

  6. EEEEEEEP! Manual of Aeronautics!
    I vote for a layout of the ship. Or possibly their uniforms, if my first suggestion was too revealing for a first reveal.

  7. Im BACK! Sorry i was gone. My algebra teacher decided that two weeks before the end of the school year is a great time to make us complete four pages of complicated double/two variable/whatever its called when theres an equation on either side of the variable (my brain is zapped), have us show ALL our work (EVERY.FREAKING.STEP.), and check the equation neatly on another piece of paper. While long, the equations are fairly easy. The problem was that they take forever to solve because of having to fully write stuff out and all. It took about FIVE HOURS TO COMPLETE. And we’ve been getting these pages EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST WEEK. So, i’ve been occupied.

    Anywho

    Love the darwinist inspired outfit, and LUV the bee. Lovely touch. AND OMG TALLY-WA! AND IT LOOKS ACCURATE! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FIFTEENTH! SORRY FOR THE OVERUSE OF CAPS BUT IT IS NESCASARY(sp?) !

  8. I NEED THE MANUAL OF AERONAUTICS!!!!!!!
    I tried to dress as Deryn once, it didn’t work out so well, but now with my short hair…

  9. The Manual of Aeronautics should be great to draw from. I love Keith’s art!

  10. ONLY THREE DAYS
    OH MY GOD
    OH MY GOD
    OH MY GOD
    And now that that’s over with, WHAT KIND OF ART’S IN THE BOOK!? :DD Anyone else wanna hazard a guess? I’m guessing pics of all the charries and their usual clothes. :33
    (Ooh! What if Keith Thompson releases some pics of the charries from loads of different angles and in different positions, for use as reference?! :DD Wouldn’t that be awesome?!)

  11. I love all the art!! And I can’t wait for the Manual of Aeronautics!!!! I vote a cutaway full deck plan of the Cyklop Stormwalker for the reveal!
    @18: That would be quite awesome.

  12. I guess the Stormwalker doesn’t have decks, but a bunch of different-angled shots would be awesome.

  13. Laura… that is beautiful. I shall gaze in awe at it for as long as my eyes allow me to.

  14. SQUEEEE!!!! Manual of Aeronautics! I can’t wait!

    Awesome fanart, by the way.

    @ Alexa- I tried to go as Deryn last Halloween and didn’t look half as good as that. I ended up as Bovril- wish I’d added a mustache.

  15. I agree with 18 for the art from Manual of Aeronautics. A layout of the airship would be epic!

  16. The Manual of Aeronautics looks so cool!! I want it, even though i’ve never been one to like those kind of books, but this one sounds really amazing.

  17. Awe, mine no put in T.T
    Hi everyone 😀
    It’s like nearly 12 where I’m at and I can’t sleep D:
    Well I’ve also gots lots of world history writing to do as well :/
    200 Q’s and A’s to write down, yay for me…well it is worth 100 extra credit points too. 🙂

  18. @18. Yes. Yes it would. It’s so hard to wait! I’m hoping for some great ship layouts and sketches of the rooms so I can draw them being on the ship, or, better yet, write about them on the ship and know what the heck I’m talking about!
    @20. No, that’s my brother.
    @22. No. There are no CLANKER things in a BRITISH (a.k.a. DARWINIST) Manual of AERONAUTICS! See what I did there? With the caps? That was for EMPHASIS!
    @29. I think you mean you agree with 8.
    @30. Of course it will be amazing. It’s LBG related, and drawn by Keith.

  19. @33 Oh, yeah I meant 8 (I was tired and nonfocused when typing that)
    As for the Whistler, still funny. Just sorta funny now that I’m not so tired.

  20. Hey guys. Sorry I haven’t been on for awhile. At Waldorf your not aloud to use any screens during the weekdays and I had a really busy day yesterday.

  21. Barking bloody spiders! I’m soooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Manual of Aeronautiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicsssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Wait…only THREE days? WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY MIND??? Only ONE day!!! My brain’s messed up today.

  23. I had a dream that my friend died…and then Newkirk died…(dont ask). And guess what? I was sadder when Newkirk died.

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