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Friday, February 11, 2011

FANART FRIDAY: THE HUNGER GAMES

Rue is mourned by the Girl on Fire.


And some variations on a theme of Mockingjay.



Katniss is such a fantastic heroine.

Too often we are subjected to one of two extremes in entertainment.  We are either served a mindless cocktail of sensory stimulation masquerading as narrative by people who think they know what we want, or are subjected to a tediously meaningful, often punishing experience by people who think they know what's good for us.  Two different flavors of condescending.

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, does not roll that way.  She is not here to dance for your amusement, nor has she come to grace you with her wisdom.  She has come with a worthwhile story, and she is here to tell the hell out of it.

There is no condescension.  There is no indulgence.

There only is a story like a sledgehammer and a writer with a killer hook.

19 comments:

galvinator said...

That's really powerful work Jake. The colour work is spectacular. Amazing!

Will Strong said...

Wow. That's hot. For reals. Some nice emotional content there.

Nilah said...

Omgggg.

Thank you for posting this. I love The Hunger Games, and I love this moment in the story. This is beautiful. It captures the scene so perfectly.

Kt Shy said...

Aaw poor little Rue. Beautifully done, sir, totally captures the whole feel of the first game.

Josh H. Black said...

love that tree! I can feel it's force and energy euywa lives Jake!

James Bourne said...

Jake you never fail to impress.

Scott C. Gwynn said...

Dang!

Tyson Murphy said...

way hawt.

not the biggest fan of hunger games, but I AM the biggest fan of your tribute to it.

respect.

Jeff said...

This made me laugh. Its great! I can see you getting all worked up and excited while reading the book.

My only beef with Collins is that she wrote 3 books and the only one selling as paperback is the 1st one. Well, can't blame her for creating as much revenue as possible.

Michael Wyatt said...

This stuff is fantastic. It's a really poignant scene, and you do a great job capturing it.

Jared Scott Greenleaf said...

the composition is sooo good (among other things).

samacleod said...

Great Katniss. Love those books to death. So cool to see this moment drawn so well. Awesome.

Anthony Holden said...

Is this writer's killer hook the sort that you find hanging on a car door the night after you've been necking at the top of Lookout Mountain?

Beware the hook.

PS, your drawing is wonderful.




Somehow that is less surprising than said hook.

Tanei Atagi said...

If I ever become a pro wrestler, my name will be Katniss! Love her jacket. Love that you drew her burying Rue. She's hard and soft all at the same time...she's perfect!

Spencer said...

Awesome. The lines remind me of rainbow scratch art with a coolness factor of a billion.
way cool

jan_shaw said...

March 2012 cannot come soon enough!! Dying to see The Hunger Games movie already. The whole series was amazing to read I can't wait to see who's cast in the movie! http://on.fb.me/gXrImz

Madeline K. Rupard said...

These lines are incredible. Loved appreciating that alien/asian girl in illustration class.

Morgan said...

You nailed it!!!

spando2 said...

Love this! I read the book over christmas.