Sorry I’ve missed the last two Fridays, but at last FAF is BACK!
Okay, so Dalek Week is approaching over at Deviant Art. It runs from July 8 to 14, and is a seven-day challenge, each day with a different Deryn-and-Alek-y theme. (Click here for more details.) So I thought I’d start with a couple of entries from last year’s Dalek Week.
First here’s one from the estimable PrinceofParties, which reminds me of a certain schoolyard taunt (containing the line, “K-I-S-S-I-N-G”).
And here from Sorcaron, a sorta metaphorical image of Darwinist and Clanker angels:
Those wings of Alek’s have an interesting story behind them. When Keith and I were first conceptualizing the series, Keith wanted to start with portraits of Alek and Deryn. (Those portraits appear in the original Leviathan trailer, and will be in the Manual of Aeronautics, along with newer ones of Barlow and Volger.) He spent a lot of time on frames that signified the warring powers, and which began the notion of two distinct Clanker and Darwnist aesthetics. Then Sammy Yuen, the designer for the original Levaiathan cover, used Alek’s Clanker wings on the cover. Since then, that visual motif has become the symbol of the series. So it’s great to see it here in angelic-Alek form.
And here’s Deryn doing some Clanker stuff, and I have no idea whom this is from, or where it was created. Help me!
Update: It’s a Poptropica screenshot that reminded someone of Deryn in a walker, and rightly so.
And now some Japanese fan art! Thanks to Brita O. for sending these along.
Both from Pivix.net. I don’t know who did them, because the whole site’s in Japanese. But they’re really cool.
This one’s called “Thinking”:
And the text here says, “There’s no way jellyfish balloons can be that cute!”
Update: No it doesn’t. But supposedly some text somewhere around this picture did.
Link to original. Kawaiiii!
And now a great Deryn poster from SarahD:
And finally, here’s some rare So Yesterday fan art from Camilla. It’s called “French Revolution,” which will make sense to those of you who’ve read the book.
Okay, that’s it for this FAF. Now I have to pack for visiting my dad in Savannah and San Diego Comic Con. Can’t wait to see some of you there.
Don’t forget our Team Human chat on Sunday!
Okay, let’s see Max on more time:
And make sure to watch the sequel, because the next time I see Rick Riordan, I’m totally going to call him “Rick RiorDAN.”