Introducing the Fridge Door!
So here's something I didn't think I'd ever need, but I'm so, so happy to have been wrong: an entire page dedicated to fanart. Not fanart that I make, no, but fanart about the things that I've made. I know, right?
If you've been looking at CoCh&tU in the past few days, you may have noticed a new page: the Fridge Door.
A few months ago, a long-time reader of mine messaged me out of the blue to tell me about a picture of Nikola from Seven-Point Star that he made. It made me so happy that I wanted to make a blog post out of it.
Then the art just kept coming. I ended up getting so many pieces (with a promise of possibly more to come) that I decided to just go ahead and make an entire page to store it all. And to show off because it feels good. Look, I'm only human.
In all seriousness, the knowledge that something I created inspired someone else to create something of their own is possibly one of the greatest rewards I could receive as an author. I joke about it because I'm really not sure how to react to it; I legitimately don't have the words to describe how happy it makes me feel.
It's not really about the art, you see. Not that the art I got isn't good – it's pretty great, in fact! – but it could just be scribbles and stickmen, and I'd still be happy. It's just amazing to know that I've made my mark, so to speak. What I created spoke to somebody. What I created matters to somebody. After all, isn't that why writers write?
I won't waste any more words because I feel like I'm repeating myself and because I don't want to take away from the art itself. Hit the link above and check it out for yourself, and don't forget to hop on over to the artist's page and tell him how awesome he is!