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
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.