Episode 55: Fanart Part 1

cover art in which Merlin wears a headset with microphone and holds up a finger to his lips as if to tell you to be quiet

In today’s episode, MissSnowfox and Momo are joined by Amphigoury, Altocello, and Brolinskeep to talk about fanart! This is the first part of a two-parter (because we have a lot more to talk about than we thought……..), and it includes some “definition” of different types of fanart, talking about resources, and airing a whole list of grievances and pet-peeves surrounding the treatment of fanart and artists in fandom.

The episode is just under 2.5h long, which is honestly a miracle job of editing work by Rox because none of us can shut up.

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Merlin RPF Prompt Fest 2020
Merthur Glomp Fest
Fanwork Comment Writing Month


altocello on AO3
altocello on tumblr
altocello on twitter
altocello on pillowfort
altocello on deviantart
altocello on dreamwidth
altocello on instagram

Amphigoury on tumblr
Amphigoury on AO3
Amphigoury on LiveJournal
Amphigoury on Deviantart
Amphigoury on Pillowfort
Amphigoury on twitter
Amphigoury on Twitch

brolinskeep on tumblr
brolinskeep on instagram
brolinskeep on AO3
Brolinskeep on twitter
Brolinskeep on YouTube

Archaeologist_D’s comment on Episode 52
Merlisten Episode on Crossovers and Fusions

Far Far Away Site/Merlin’s Keep
deheerkonijn’s reference sheet mostly filled out for Arthur/Bradley
original tumblr request for deheerkonijn’s reference sheet project
avalon anon

Merlin Reverse Big Bang
Paper Legends Merlin Big Bang
After Camlann Merlin Big Bang
Merlin Art Telephone Game

Mentioned Fanworks

gfeather’s composition for altocello’s art Moonlit Floor
gfeather’s composition for pen_rabbit’s Harmonia Mundi
Camelot Nine-Nine Video by Brolinskeep


Merlisten theme music composed by side_steppings
News music by Mansardian on freesound.org
Interview/Talkback quote music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod on freesoung.org
Magic String Spell for Fandom History on freesoung.org
Manip for the cover by brolinskeep, Cover by momo

momotastic on AO3 | tumblr | Podfic | (Pod)Fic updates
misssnowfox on AO3 | tumblr | YouTube | Cosplay

One thought on “Episode 55: Fanart Part 1

  1. It’s not just fanart that gets stolen. When I posted pictures Merlin filming, people would take off my watermarks and post it as their own. It was f**king annoying. It’s so much worse for the artists.
    As for tumblr and reblogging, I always thought that liking it was fine and that the artist would be happy about that. I had no idea that reblogging meant so much. I’ll have to rethink my reblogging behavior (I wanted my tumblr to be my photos alone so that’s why I wasn’t reblogging).
    As for collabs, I was so thrilled that texasfandoodler agreed to do the art for my Big Bang and it’s still my favorite story because of her art. It’s so sad that she died so young and it makes me both sad and happy to look at her work.
    Big bang is a problem for how little time they give artists. I did enjoy Reverse big bang because the art was done first and then the writers got to write about it.
    I’ve never asked an artist if I could write a fic about their art. I’m always too shy and worry that I’m stepping on their creative toes. I’ll have to rethink that, too.

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