"Goodnight" by Lauri Ahonen
As we put together the new art team to take over Book 3, we're lucky enough to count an Eisner-nominated Erfworld fan among our candidates.
Lauri Ahonen is a Finnish illustrator whose graphic novel Jaybird was nominated in two categories for the prestigious 2015 Eisner awards. Jaybird is a stunningly beautiful and haunting story. You can read the first 60 pages here.
But Lauri is also a longtime reader of Erfworld, and he did this beautiful bit of fan art almost as a warm-up exercise. Check it out:
In lieu of Shmuckers, I am picking up a copy of Jaybird. And if you'd like to express your appreciation for Lauri's work, you can too:
Just goes to show. Talented and awesome people appreciate Erfworld.
This art is beautiful, meaningful, and brings about the contrast of Erfworld style and Stupidworld style. One being fantastic with curves and bright colors everywhere while the other having so many straight lines and right angles, with Parson as the only organic and real part of that half of the picture. It's art that is making me feel, thought that partially comes from the emotional investment I have in the characters depicted in and of themselves. But, it's just good art. Thank you for sharing ti with us.
That said, Red, your anus is showing. Drop that tail a little.
I would think, Parson in a coma, is a bit of a spoiler. If it was true, and that was Rob's intent, for Parson to be in a coma, then he wouldn't have put the image up. In a sense, the image could just as likely be to indicate that Parson was actually not in a coma, as you wouldn't put up an image like that if he was. Unless that is what he wants us to think, that Parson is not in a coma, when in fact, he actually is. Also, there is no reading on the EKG, which would indicate that Parson is dead, which would mean he is not actually in a coma... anymore.