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08.17.17 - untitled by witchboyiero (SFW)
Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero & Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing with embedded tweets
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] witchboyiero

Why this piece is awesome: Expert cartoon-style drawing in this series of illustrations for a twitter account about MCR badfic. I also like how the inspirational tweets are placed to balance out the drawn portion. Any day now I'll stop reccing Frank/Gerard fancomics, but this one is hilarious. Features circa-2005 Revenge-era Gerard and Frank and Gerard's snake tongue going in one of Frank's ears and out the other.

Link: drawing tweets from badmcrfics tweets aka my biggest artistic regret yet
aethel: (lindsey [by mcee])
08.16.17 - lynz by ghostparachutes (SFW)
Fandom: Bandom (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lindsey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional (markers)
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] ghostparachutes

Why this piece is awesome: There's a lot of delicious colorful art by ghostparachutes to love, but I picked this one because I have found so little high-quality art of Lynz. There are two pictures in the post I linked, but I especially like the portrait of Lynz playing her bass--the red bandana and matching bloody knees (and hands!), the guitar, the hair, and the dark cloudy background.

Link: lynz
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
08.15.17 - Untitled by extremelybadlydrawnemos (SFW)
Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero/Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: It's a cute shippy comic with pining! Specifically I love how expressive vampire!Gerard's face is, plus his tiny vampire fangs. I also like how no one's arms bend correctly, but their wavy appendages just add to the energy of the piece.

Link: tumblr
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
08.15.17 - The Desert Soldier - by vidathari (SFW)
Fandom: Captain America, Mad Max
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: [tumblr.com profile] vidathari
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr Art Blog
Why this piece is awesome: This is a brilliant mash-up, perfect for the character. Instead of the mask, the Winter Soldier is muzzled like Max in Fury Road, and he has Furiosa's prosthetic in place of his high tech arm. He's got this feral look, nicely emphasized by the smear of black grease framing his eye and that snarl. He looks like he's been through hell, and he's just gonna keep on going. Great piece.
Link: The Desert Soldier
goss: (Captain America - watercolour)
08.15.17 - Peridot by WalkingMelonsAAA (SFW)
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peridot
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: WalkingMelonsAAA's DeviantArt gallery

Why this piece is awesome: This is a striking monochromatic portrait of early, villainous Peridot. I love the shading and the creepy hands of the Cluster in the background.

Link: Peridot
juniperphoenix: Steven Universe and Connie Maheswaran standing back to back (SU: Steven & Connie)
08.16.17 - Rocket Raccoon by Emerjy (SFW)
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (focusing on Rocket)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Rocket
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Emerjy on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This is a simple portrait, and I really like the energy and use of bright expressionistic colors and texture. It captures Rocket's personality very well. 
Link: Rocket Raccoon
mific: (Rodney raccoon \o/)
08.14.17 - anyway, uh, i brought you a mattress by knameless (SFW)
I'm reccing Bandom art this month, but my main interest is My Chemical Romance so that's mostly what I'll be reccing.

Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero & Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional (ink drawing with pencil and marker?)
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] knameiess / [tumblr.com profile] jerseymisery

Why this piece is awesome: This is a delightful short fancomic depicting a scene from a fanfic ("I Have Been All Things Unholy" by Bexless). I especially like Gerard's expression of innocent friendliness and the limited color palette. The artist has illustrated several scenes from the fic with the same simple, but energetic style. (ESPECIALLY THIS ONE, sorry I couldn't choose)

Link: anyway, uh, i brought you a mattress or on tumblr
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
08.13.17 - Captain America and Wonder Woman against nazi army - by hamletroman (SFW)
This one seems strangely relevant to our times...

Fandom: Captain America, Wonder Woman
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers, Wonder Woman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: [deviantart.com profile] hamletroman
Artist Website/Gallery: Gallery at DeviantArt
Why this piece is awesome: The composition in this is really great. I love Steve's very determined face, getting ready to punch some Nazis. Diana is beautiful, strong, confident, and harkens back to Lynda Carter's portrayal. I also like the throwing of the tank imagery, which reminded me of that awesome moment in the Wonder Woman (2017) movie. These two make such an amazing team-up, and the artwork really does their characters justice. :)
Link: Captain America and Wonder Woman against nazi army
goss: (Captain America - watercolour)
08.11.17 - Media references to fanfic, up to 8/11/17
Not exhaustive, but it's been that kind of summer...

HBO’s upcoming Confederate generated some recent refs. For The New York Times, Roxane Gay wrote I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction. Emily Yahr wrote in The Washington Post that The backlash about the idea of “slavery fan fiction” was immediate, and many wondered what HBO was thinking — particularly because “Game of Thrones” has come under fire for its portrayals of race and violence. And, For Chicago Tribune, Nina Metz noted There are a number of reasons — thoughtful, well-researched reasons — why people are objecting to a premise that sounds like slavery fan fiction.

More Confederate-related refs )

In 'What would happen if Hamlet were a girl in the Internet age?' for The Washington Post, Celia Wren wrote that The Elsinore-prowling man in black becomes Elsie, an Internet-roaming teenage girl in black, in "To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fan¬fic," an ingenious, if sometimes strenuously jokey, new play by Alexandra Petri. (Petri is a writer for the paper who’s produced more than her share of fanfic fanfic refs over the years.)

In a New Yorker review of Ben Blatt’s Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing, Dan Piepenbring wrote American writers of Harry Potter fan fiction are actually more liable to use “brilliant” than their British counterparts, who employ the word with native agility.

1D, Star Wars, Dah Bears, Wattpad )

Cosmoploitan’s Lilian Min wrote that This Jeopardy Love Story Is The Stuff of Fan Fiction.

From Ashley Eady for The Wrap: Bruce Willis ‘Death Wish’ Trailer Blasted as ‘Alt-Right Fan Fiction’.

Finally, The Macalope produced Wishful thinking: Alexa fan fiction for Macworld.
wneleh: by Mirnell (Default)
08.11.17 - Rocket raccoon, baby Groot, GotG2 by didierplouviez (SFW)
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (focusing on Rocket)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Rocket and Groot
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional art - watercolour and coloured pencils 
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Didierplouviez on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Starting with the cuteness - Rocket and Groot as a baby. A nice portrait with a perky Groot and a softer than usual Rocket. I like the details, especially Rocket's fur - enlarge it for the full effect. 
Link: Rocket and baby Groot
mific: (Rodney raccoon \o/)
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