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The Hunger Games (from Puffin) by Kate-Kyrillion The Hunger Games (from Puffin) by Kate-Kyrillion
With few tweaks because I realised I was missing a trick or two

From the now defunct 'Mockingjay' imprint of Puffin books, these two are early editions of a now little-remembered classic called 'The Hunger Games'.

For comparison to the covers these are based on see:

1 ([link])
2 ([link])


EDIT: On my Tumblr here ([link])
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NonieR Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Oh, I LOVE these! I'm only a Yank myself, but we grew up on plenty of Puffin YA books, and even though I hadn't seen either of the particular covers you based these on, you really sell us on them in every detail - I don't know the name of the artist on the original Little Women cover, but I certainly recognize his/her work, and you got it PERFECTLY!

Your instant fan,

--Nonie
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you so much! It's great to hear the idea comes across. I did wonder how much the idea would translate across the pond - Puffin pretty much defined children's publishing mid-century in the UK, but I think America had a different style of cover art going on...?

Anyway, really nice to read your comment, many thanks!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Yeah, I'm sure we Yanks did different covers for most of 'em, but since my parents had the sense to shop for young-adult books (and Tintin & Asterix in translation) every time they had reason to be in England, and Mom got the "Horn Book" and often ordered through them as well, I'm more used to the British covers/illustrations for most of 'em.

And since I'm 56 now, that tells you the era of illustration I'm used to. ;)

I love both good tributes and good parodies; the closer the style is to the original, the sharper the effect, and you get it just right.

I was kinda annoyed with someone's recent mashup of Cthulhu and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE because the book's art was way off. And with Sendak, the art is what we remember most. (Obviously, I didn't grow up on WTWTA, but my nephew did; *my* Sendak age is the delightful WHAT DO YOU SAY, DEAR?)

One of the things I've been loving so much about DeviantArt is some lovely spoofs off GOODNIGHT MOON, CALVIN & HOBBES, the Moomin books, Edward Gorey, and more. (I assume you've seen the Gorey-style "Trouble with Tribbles"; if not, let me know and I'll dig out the URL.) And while it's not on DevArt, the marshmallow-animal saga "Lord of the Peeps" is high on my best-of-all-time list.

--Nonie
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
The Gorey Tribble mashup sounds delightful!

I love a good mashup, especially when it point out surprising similarities in to things you would never have associated, or juxtaposes two completely incongruous things. But you're right, it's annoying when the art is off because it hints at a lack to attention paid to the source material.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
The Gorey/Tribbles mashup is at www.webcomicsnation.com/shaeno…

Shaenon Garrity is the artist behind the X-Files episode spoof-summaries MONSTER OF THE WEEK, the mad-science webcomic NARBONIC (kinda scattered but still fun), and my favorite, SKIN HORSE, about a government agency responsible for dealing with nonhuman sapients like zombies, robots, opera-singing centipedes, a sentient bayou, and the failing animatronics of WhimsyCorp. Our team members include a cross-dressing Army captain, a truly multiracial techno-zombie, a conscientious sled dog (created by a Canadian mad scientist to attack the USA, but far too polite to do so), and later joined by a gaming-geek brain-in-a-box, or rather in an attack helicopter, all under the morally questionable command of a genteel bee-swarm intelligence with the aid of her receptionist, a steampunk robot named Moustachio.

--Nonie
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runner-girl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
These covers are amazing and extremely creative!!!!

Do you mind if I make a Hunger Games cover based on Of Mice and Men? (I won't if you don't want me to, because it is copying of a sort.)
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Go for it! I can't wait to see it :)
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runner-girl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thanks! here it is: [link]
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jukat101 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I'll totally buy this book just for the cover alone. It looks awesome and if HG ever becomes a classic (and I know it will), I hope this is what they change the covers into. They look absolutely amazing and mature. Great job :D
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Thank you so much!
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