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. YESYESYESSSS!!! ART RELEASES!!! I CANNOT WAIT SCOTT-LA!!! (you wouldn’t want to be sitting next to me right now) sqqqqqqqqqqqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! =D PREORDERED!!!

    I agrees with Ginna-la….why not sooner? =(

  2. has anyone one else noticed it’s the Stambol (don’t know if i spelled that right), the emperor’s airship in Istanbul on the cover of the manual?

  3. i just checked and I did not spell the name of the airship correctly, but I’m too lazy to correct it.

  4. BLOODY BATS my art! He liked it! 0u0 I can now die in peace having fulfilled my life’s goal of creating an example of Darwinist culture in the twenties.

  5. I doubt he’ll have something as famous as the stormwalker or leviathan in the reveals, so I vote for the behemoth.

  6. I had a lovely mothers day. My dad called some people retarded and now i am no longer allowed at the ghetto hy-vee. Just like my math teacher…

  7. @50. Wow.
    @52. Yeah… Strange. That’s kind of what ends up as the cover of most non-book but yet book related things, huh? Maybe he didn’t want make a whole new Front Cover sketch and just recycled that one because there weren’t any full-view Darwinist creatures. Or… I don’t know. It doesn’t make sense.
    @56. Spread the word to stop the word.
    @57. Um, behind much? I ordered mine in, like, January.

  8. @58
    Hey! I’m personally poor and my parents don’t give me money for nothing. I have to trick my grandfather into giving me some *pout*

  9. Well, at least your grandpa is still alive. Wow. I just realized how wierd of a family tree i have. I have three grandmas and 6 grandfathers. 3 of which are deceased. Christmas is confusing.

  10. And also, the manual has everything, including flechette bats (which are surprisingly wrinkly) and Alek and his crews uniforms and spiky hats.

  11. @62 is it true Alek & Co. are in it? Because it’s a book about AERONAUTICS, not Clanker aristocracy.

  12. Well loooks like I missed some really cheery coversations, dead relatives, strange family members, the Manual of Aeronautics… All that fun stuff!

  13. @rose yah, i watched an interview with scott-la and they showed a few drawings from the manual.

  14. @70-I love those guys!!!!!
    Has anybody heard “The Lonely” by Cristina Perri? It is so sad! It made me cry the first time I heard it!

  15. Dancing slowly in an empty room
    Can the lonely take the place of you?
    Sing myself a quiet lullaby
    Let you go, and let the lonely in
    To take my heart again

  16. You can take everything i have
    You can break everything i am
    Like im made of glass
    Like im made of paper

  17. Ginny-la i hav e heard both songs and, while theyre not on my ipod quite yet, I love them both. Im a sucker for sad songs.

  18. christina perri is really good at doing sad songs. I like jar of hearts and tragedy too.

  19. I just saw the hunger games… Did I already say that? i cant remember. I cried when rue died. actually i sobbed. that happened with the book too.

  20. 2 am where do i begin?
    crying off my face again
    the silent sound of lonliness
    wants to follow me to bed

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