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. has anybody else noticed that alek has the natzi symbol painted on his walker? HE IS A BAD BOY

  2. Actually, before Hitler came along, the swastica was a symbol for peace or something. At any point, it wasn’t a bad symbol until the Holocaust and WW 2.

  3. @101. M@X is right. It meant prosperity and success, still does, kind of, but it’s more commonly associated with WWII now, and all the bad it symbolizes nowadays.

  4. My mom put a note on the fridge saying ‘cocoa has a vet visit today, so if she poops when shes with you, put it in a tupperware container as her stool sample’ and i wrote underneath ‘ TMI mom’.

  5. ART REVEAL! I SUMMOTH THEE! ( sorry… been reading Shakespeare… )


    i need another story
    something to get off my chest
    my life is kinda boring
    need something that i can confess

    ’till all my sleeves are stained red
    from all the truth that i’ve said
    come by it honestly i swear
    thought you saw me weak, no
    i’ve been on the brink, so

    tell me what you want to hear
    something that will like those ears
    sick of all the insincere
    so I’m gonna give all my secrets away

    this time, don’t need another perfect line
    don’t care if critics ever jump in line
    i’m gonna give all my secrets away

    my God, amazing how we got this far
    it’s like we’re chasing all those stars
    who’s driving shiny big black cars
    and everyday I see the news
    all the problems that we could solve
    and when a situation rises
    just write it into an album
    seen it straight to go
    i don’t really like my flow, no


  6. “under the rabchuck”
    “the what?”
    “the rabchuck. You know, the old-fashioned thingie where the roofline connects to the abbersnatch.”
    I love that part! I wouldn’t have thought to do that…

  7. @33: If they are going to be literal then I’m sure the duo will develop the Handbuch der Maschinen for us Clanker tech fans.
    @101, 103 and others: It’s actually the Iron Cross on the Stormwalker.

  8. Yes! Manual voting time! I was #4 though *tear* i was busy watching glee season finale and catching up on biology.

  9. @61
    He’s my ONLY grandpa out of the four i had, and let me just say he bearly may make it to my graduation.

    so, i lost my ipod, in my room, its dead, so it may take a while for me to find it. lol.
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Winston Churchill is my fav british prime minister! xD

    so Sophie im sorry i havent replied to your texts, if you texted me since…monday? i think it was, yeah monday.
    ill get your number again and text you off my phone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. also ive been busy trying to get a job, lifeguarding heh, so i may not be on much. just thought you would all like to know.

  11. As i glance once upon the foam
    40′ beneath my feet
    The coldest calm falls
    Through the molten veins
    Cooling all the blood to slush
    That congeals around the again

    La la la

    40′ remain

    Salt scales upon my drying arms
    Burn my back beneath the sun
    But I am cold beneath the burning rays
    Looking down, looking down
    Down, down again

    La la la

    40′ remain

    Awesome, creepy and gross and the same time!
    Oh, how I love Franz Ferdinand.

  12. Got a 5 paragraph essay to write on genetically modified food due tomorrow. I should probably start that.

  13. On paragraph 3… Ugh! I hate this!!! (The essay not the website (which is awesome))

  14. Okay, I’m going to ask you guys to do something kinda weird. There’s this one paragraph that I think may be a little… I dunno, sarcastic or flippant or something so I’m gonna post it and if you could maybe point out the rudeness I can’t see, that would be greatly appreciated…

    The doubts the opponents have about GM are plentiful. They claim that the tests the government requires all GM crops to go through are too quick and too broad. Would the government really be feeding its citizens food unfit to eat though? I mean, whatโ€™s the point of the government killing off its country? Theyโ€™d have no one to govern if they did a silly thing like that. Opponents point out that GM crops do not have to be labeled differently; they do not have a way to avoid GM foods. Maybe the labeling companies could manage to label the GM foods differently, if it would appease the opponents. โ€œItโ€™s like performing tests on people without their consent,โ€ opponents cry. Well, not really, these foods have already been sufficiently tested. After all, nature is constantly modifying itself. We mustnโ€™t let our fears delay scientific advances.

  15. Is this for an essay, PwH? If so, it’s a little too prose-ey, meaning it sounds too much like the way people speak in real life. Things like, “Well, not really.”, “I mean” and having questions in the middle of your paragraph are generally frowned upon. So are using any “I”s or “you”s are no-no’s, along with contractions like “They’d”. And aforementioned questions generally come off as sarcastic, and so do lower level words like “silly”. Am I making any sense?

  16. @131. Please overlook the first sentence of my last comment. I neglected to look up a few comments and see that it was, in fact, for an essay.

  17. Agreed with MM, for one I did an awesome really great essay and my teacher gave me a B because I put in ONE of my sentences MY personal opinion .-.
    I was so madโ€ฆ

  18. You aren’t supposed to have doubt in essays. You are supposed to portray like you know what you are talking about lol ๐Ÿ™‚
    Get me?

  19. I was playing soccer in the cemetary just a minute ago and some jerk drove up and started yelling at me about respect! I wasn’t even near any graves !!!

  20. I just watched Chronicle and
    1. It was short. Only an hour1/2.
    2. For some reason i am freaked out. The movie wasnt scary, though a bit scary at times. I was so freaked out I could not even go into the kitchen without turning half the lights in the house on!

  21. I’ve got to get up at 2 in the morning to go to Washington D.C.
    I just love waking up in the middle of the night and crawling off to an airport.

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