Over the past few months, I’ve been collecting fan art inspired by my books. The resulting collection was so beautiful that I created a virtual gallery to display it all! Shall we step inside?
First up, we have the book covers! These beauties were designed by Jacob Covey. Even though I see these quite often around my house, I never get tired of looking at their eye-catching designs and vibrant colors.
I’ve already featured the following pieces on my blog, but they definitely deserve a place in the gallery! The map of SILO and the Animal Crossing pixel art that my son created are pretty creative indeed.
Next up are a couple pieces by the wonderful Mara Siciliano! The first is a piece I commissioned from her while I was building a website referenced in the first book, NutrexoTruth.com. (You can also find a printable coloring sheet version here!) These scrappy Bitz Zombies are THE BEST.
The second piece is a gorgeous collage that she created for the fan art celebration. I love the explosion of colors and textures, and the resourcefulness that Mara employed in turning these scraps into art (including the cornflake-box backing!), which feels very in-keeping with the spirit of the books.
And this one is is pretty incredible: check out this tattoo version of the When We Vanished cover. ? My sister Holly is #TeamCrowbie 4 Life!
I received some awesome submissions by Brett Boynton – arguably the biggest COTCQ fan of them all! The first piece shows two cover tributes that he created on our chalkboard wall.
The second is a depiction of Nutkin the Dancing Squirrel, the meme created by Cyrus’s friend Dev.
And for the sake of comprehensiveness, I’ll include the four collages I made after finishing each book. These were assembled using thrift store canvases, found materials (including sand from Seward Park!), and liberal amounts of ModPodge. They now hang on my living room wall.
Know what else hangs in a place of honor in my living room?? This amazing crow shadowbox created by Nathalie Paul!
Nathalie also provided some behind-the-scenes photos of the process of creating this piece. I’m so honored that she made this for me!
Since food is such a major component of these books, I was thrilled to receive a few submissions of edible pieces (one of which I actually got to eat!).
First, doesn’t this focaccia look delish?! I love the artistically rendered olive crow. And the title – The Crow of the Crumb – made me laugh out loud!
My darling daughter (of YummyVeganBakes.com) contributed this next piece! I literally squealed in delight when I saw this tribute to the virtual cake enjoyed by Sir James in the video game NutrexoWorld, complete with “dynamite” candles! And I swooned in delight when I tasted the chocolate-orange cake topped with whipped ganache and raspberry-rose frosting.
Several artists submitted sketches of the characters! First up, we have a beautiful watercolor by Sofia Spiegel: her rendition of Roya, complete with a chicken tucked under her arm. I love it so much!
The amazing artist Gina Siciliano made sketches of all four main characters. I was astounded when I saw these – they are absolutely perfect!
Lastly, a video installation! Check out the brand new original song written by Brett, “The Ballad of Roya & Kass.” The lyrics are clever and delightful.
Hope you enjoyed the gallery walk! What were your favorite pieces? Feel free to show a little love to these incredible artists in the comments!