In Praise of Fan Art

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Amazing Black Philip piece by Justin Lawrence Devine 

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I think it’s fair to judge a fandom by its fan art. Star Wars probably has the largest amount. Firefly and Dr. Who are well represented.

Frequent readers will know Robert Eggers’s The Witch has been occupying a lot of my thoughts the last few days. It’s a great film and fans have been making an incredible amount of good work. The above image (on the left) was done by my buddy Justin Lawrence Devine. He’s one of my favorite illustrators because of his technique, but also because of his genre interests. He really gets what’s special about this stuff.

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Poster by Vance Kelly

This superior poster above was done by another artist I have the privilege of knowing, Vance Kelly. I think I’ve known him for about 20 years. He was always the coolest guy in the French Quarter and I’m very happy he makes a living doing this sort of thing. He’s also a major horror fan.

If you’re a fan of this kind of thing, definitely take the time to check out Justin and Vance’s  other work. If you see something you like, buy it. Otherwise they may be tempted by dark forces to trade their immortal souls for temporary financial gain, like in The Devil and Daniel Webster.

That’s all I have for today folks. If you haven’t watched The Witch yet, get to it.

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There’s a funny video that goes with this image. 
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