Austenland and Fan Art, Baby!

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Ace of Swords by Alan Parsons Project.

Ever since finding out author Shannon Hale's indie film Austenland (which she helped make by the way. How cool is that?!) not only was accepted into the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, I've been doing cartwheels for her. And when I found out yesterday that because of Sundance, Sony Pictures has picked it up for distribution(!!!) and I've been pretty much smiling like an idiot ever since. It honestly could not have happened to a sweeter person. If you ever get a chance to meet her, you should. No question. She also does some of the best signings I've ever had the privilege of going to. And since I cannot get it out of my mind now, you are all getting some of my favorite fanart from her Bayern series.

This first girl, fabiolagarza, created these fantastic illustrations for an assignment in her university class.

And here is one I found just today while making sure I hadn't missed any of that series. This one is by MandieLaRue. Isn't it stunning? I love the emotion she's put into the piece without us ever seeing Ani/Isi's face!

You guys, you have no idea how much I LOVE what fans can create. It's freaking brilliant.


Kami said...

Fun illustrations! I wasn't a huge fan of Austenland, but I might go see the movie.

Meg said...

These are exquisite!