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The Wolf House: Punk is dead and it has fangs » Fan Art

Fan Art

FAN ART YAY! I love seeing how people depict and interpret my characters. WOO!

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One of my major pop culture interests is Batman’s sidekick Robin (as evidenced here). Cyanei, being one of the most fabulousest people of team fabulous, drew Bette as Robin for me. I am madly in love with every single thing about this picture.

Bette the Girl Wonder

Bette the Girl Wonder by Cyanei

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This next one is by my friend Todd, who posted in his blog:

Mary Borsellino is one of my awesome writing buddies. Unlike me, she has actual books to show for her literary efforts. You can check out and purchase her Punk Rock Vampire e-books (is that the word? ‘e-books’?) at http://www.thewolfhouse.net

Hip-hop werewolf, Bette and Blake by Todd

Hip-hop werewolf, Bette and Blake by Todd

Now, I read and loved the first in the Wolf House series – Origins and Overtures – but confessed to Mary that I wasn’t really a big fan of vampires. Or of punk for that matter. This led to discussions on music/monster mash-ups and my decision to one day write the folk-rock bigfoot story the world never knew it needed. Until that day we must make do with this picture of a hip hop werewolf.

Looking on in shock and disbelief are snarky emo teen Bette and erudite vampire Blake from Mary’s books. Do check those books out, eh. I hear the second one is due out soon! Get on the bandwagon now so you can be all “Tch! I read them back in 09. Where have YOU been?”later on. Yeah!

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Next up is a picture by the gorgeously-named Mrs Frankenstein. I suspect Jay only reads the Batman titles he finds on Tommy or Bette’s floors.

Jay by Mrs Frankenstein

Jay by Mrs Frankenstein

(Tommy’s current favourite Batman title is Batman and Robin by Grant Morrison. Bette loves Batgirl by Bryan Q Miller, though her favourite Batman title of all time was Detective Comics when it was written by Andersen Gabrych. Tommy likes the Halloween specials, because they’ve always got the craziest villains going on and have more storytelling freedom than the regular monthlies. Jay thinks they are both irredeemable nerds, but the comics are pretty cool occasionally and so when he found an ancient tee at some thrift store he went to with Michelle he ended up buying it.)

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From the delightful severedscythe:

Jay by SeveredScythe

Jay by SeveredScythe

Blake and Bikini Kill by SeveredScythe

Blake and Bikini Kill by SeveredScythe

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And here are a variety of Wolf House pictures by the much-too-talented olizmay (and she’s generous, too — just look at the two canvas portraits she created as a gift for me!). Olizmay has a deviantart gallery as well, wherein she demonstrates just how sickeningly diverse her creative talents are.

Timothy and Bikini Kill by Olizmay

Timothy and Bikini Kill by Olizmay

Blake by Olizmay

Blake by Olizmay

Bette by Olizmay

Bette by Olizmay

Blake and Timothy & Bikini Kill on canvas by Olizmay

Blake and Timothy & Bikini Kill on canvas by Olizmay

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The marvelous Coaster is much too good at everything in the world.

Gretchen by Coaster

Gretchen by Coaster

Gretchen the Inglourious Basterd by Coaster

Gretchen the Inglourious Basterd by Coaster

Lily by Coaster

Lily by Coaster

I love how much of Lily’s essence Coaster has captured here. Lily’s surrounded by her own failures — cups of smoothie or tea that weren’t good enough to swallow down — but she isn’t staring at them, she’s got her face turned up and she’s caught in a moment of thinking.

Lily’s driving force is hope (which is why Will has always loved and needed her so much; even before they knew about vampires, he’s never been a personality who puts much stock in hopes and dreams and optimism, she believes in things he doesn’t)  even in despair, and I feel like Coaster’s pinned that down in this picture.

Sofie and Will by Coaster

Sofie and Will by Coaster

And again, Coaster’s captured the absolute vital core of who these characters are in such a deceptively simple image. It’s just two people walking, right? Except that Sofie’s stepping forward, relentless and tense and insistent, and Will is more passively going along with it. Sofie’s habitual mistrust is so stark and obvious here, and so’s the way there are echoes of the youthful, pretty girl she might’ve been that’s been almost lost completely under the layers of pain and loss and hard days. Sofie is a survivor to the core, but surviving isn’t the same as thriving, and Coaster gets that.

And Will, geeky awkward quiet Will. Will was the first character of all the Wolf House characters to just click completely in my head — he was formed completely into exactly who he is even before I first told Audrey that I wanted to write a vampire story. So I’m pretty steadfast in who Will is, how the parts of him fit together to make the whole, why he’s a drummer and an atheist and why he writes journals and his relationship with Jenny and all the rest. And Coaster has drawn Will just as he is in my head, quiet and good-natured and following along, but with something more complicated and darker and maybe even dangerous in the set of his expression.

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FAN ART IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER, I LOVE IT. THE OTHER MOST AWESOME THING EVER IS FANFICTION, SO YOU SHOULD GO LOOK AT THIS STORY BY THEONLYTWIN

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If you have fanart or fanfiction you’d like to feature on this page, please send it to me at mizmary@gmail.com