A to Z Challenge: Black on Black by Grace Fong

Posted April 2, 2016 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!

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This theme is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I have a huge spreadsheet filled with artists and links that I started in February. For any newbies doing this for the first time, it’s a good idea to plan these posts way in advance. I even have all mine scheduled already so that I can sit back and enjoy what everyone else is posting! Trust me, it’s way easier on yourself if you plan ahead and schedule your posts! If you learn anything from me during this challenge, then learn that.

 

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This is a pretty cool drawing done by Grace Fong (Fictograph)  and you can actually buy a print of this one. I love the old fashioned effect because I find that’s really what I pictured while reading this book. If you haven’t guessed it, this is Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! I think that of all the fan art I’ve seen for Six of Crows, this one is the closest to what I actually picture Inej and Kaz to look like. All the details you could possibly want are there like the cane and Inej has a coin in her hand. It’s the perfect piece of art for this book.

six of crowsAbout Six of Crows

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”

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9 responses to “A to Z Challenge: Black on Black by Grace Fong

  1. Great art! And learning about new books is always a good thing. Thanks! You’re so right about getting your posts written and scheduled ahead of time, makes this much more enjoyable.

  2. Interesting. I thought Inej was dark skinned, like she could be Black or Indian? And I always pictured Kaz as a brunette. But great drawing nonetheless.

    Your tip is spot on about the challenge. I develop my theme in December and then spend about a month seeing if i can locate resources for it. If i can’t then I still have time to start over come January. GOOD LUCK!
    Pam Margolis
    An Unconventional Librarian

    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

    • I also pictured Inej kind of Indian but Kaz I pictured with super black hair. I find it doesn’t matter how an author describes them because I always picture them in my own mind differently anyways haha.

  3. I didn’t fall in love with the Grisha series, but I’m willing to give Six of Crows a try. Great art, regardless. I got posts A-G prewritten in February, and have topics for the rest of the month, but that’s it. I may regret it…

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