ETA: Updates—more fan art—will appear on the Hild Fan Art page so if you want to keep up, that’s the place to go.
I’m hard at work on Menewood, aka Hild II. So here are a bunch of cat pictures, that is, cats with Hild, followed by some Hild fan art. Some of these you will have seen before, some are new.
First, pictures sent by readers of their cats (and one dog) reading (ignoring/sleeping on/about to destroy) the book.
Bliss (who supervises Jo Booms) reads to the fish
Cassie, who owns Brian Zottoli, ponders Hugo nominations
Stinkyboy the valiant (and greatly missed) guards Colleen
Fitz (who owns Traci Castleberry) can read upside down—and prefers library books
Ajax, who utterly dominates David J Williams, can also read upside down
Hilda (who advises Pastor Pilgrim) communes with an ARC
Kevin dreams of being a gesith.
Harvest Moon (who shares Jo Booms with Bliss and Joy) likes reading on the mantel
Joy, who owns Jo Booms (at least for now) reads her six-day old son, Wensleydale, to sleep…
…and Wensleydale gets big enough to learn to read
Petunia will fight you for a book
Talya the Russian Princess (who is served by Anne) has her way with Hild
And here she’s a bit older, a bit more at home with it. But clearly unhappy about something. Maybe she’s just seen what happened to the farming couple who hosted that family of bandits.
The second two are by Angelique, one drawn not long after a magnificent gift of wine while I was still writing Hild and neither of us knew where the story was heading or how much of Hild’s life I would cover. But we did know we’re both fans of Asterix the Gaul…
The second is after Angelique read the book and was complaining about some of the character names—and assigning different ones. (“Gwladus,” for example, became “Gladys.”)
Cian, by Felix Ortiz, stands tall, very tall (not to mention broad).
And finally here’s a pic based on Hild, by Carolyn Raship, who is selling the painting on Etsy—with more than a quarter of the sale price going to Planned Parenthood. So go buy it.
If you have pictures you want to share do send them.
I’ve turned this post into a page so people can go look at updates anytime. Enjoy!
4 thoughts on “Hild cat pictures and fan art”
Good luck with the writing. This is a great post and your awesome factor just blew up for showcasing the fan art. I’m not an illustrator, but I appreciate seeing how your fans interpret the images they see in their heads.
Thanks for the update! Sort of late to comment on this, but I have also done fanart of Hild by her favorite pool with a butcher bird http://alexandra.filipek.us/images/aFilipek_hild.jpg
@Alexandra: Very cool! Would you like me to add it? (With a link to your site, of course.)
I just finished Hild this evening. We visited Whidby Abbey, walked Caedmon’s Walk, and later visited the 9th church of St. Hilda in Ellerburn while in Yorkshire in 2002. Can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy. We took home a copy of Hilda’s prayer that spoke of the “moths of littleness of mind.” Definitely not a problem in this exquisitely written and fascinating narrative.
I painted and sold a little oil study of my husband walking out of Ellerburn, past a cottage with foundations over a thousand years old, not quite dating back to Hild’s time. I would post it if I could figure out how to do it.
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