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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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annieIeonhardt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice :)
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Thanks!
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Captain-Introvert Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have to say...

This is genius.
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
:D
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twoantlers Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure genius. You have a fantastic imagination. Bravo :highfive:
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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LadyWildFire19 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I. Love. This. So. Freaking. Much. I am totally a Hunger Games nerd and read all the books in 3 days after I saw the first movie (I know, seeing the movie before reading the book is bad but still). Just adore this!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Sometimes reading the book first can spoil the movie though - all you can do is sit comparing the two, and finding the film wanting because a movie can never have as much detail. When you do it the other way round, you're hardly ever let down by the book compared to the film!

Having said that I went to see the Hunger Games last night and thought it was great! I thought some things even worked better on screen than in print - well, Suzanne Collins comes from screenwriting, so that makes sense.

Thanks for your comment!
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alynnj42 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Holy crap, these are so cool!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
lolz ta!
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zoeychick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks so much!
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zoeychick Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww no problem :)
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Long-Live-Rue Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Writer
Cool
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks
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Long-Live-Rue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
np
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StarMasayume Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Wow that is really neat. Great job! Really great design twist.
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you
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reve7747 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Not bad. They fit fairly well. ^^
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I like to think so. Thanks!
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MichaelHoweArts Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Very clever, and excellent redesign of the covers they're based on!

I like the cameras in the second one, showing the fact that they are always being watched, which Katniss was also well aware of.
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thanks you very much :)
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Or indeed 'thank you'.
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GothicQueenie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is awesome :)
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RachelLambert Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dios mio, jodidamente asombroso ō.ķ
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
!Gracias! Y gracias por enseņarme a jurar en espaņol :)

(Is this right? My school Spanish is beyond rusty.)
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RachelLambert Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jajajajaja de nada!!! :)
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ilovenico123 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
wow are these real?
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
:D No - they're based on real Puffin covers from the time, which I edited. You can see the comparisons to the original covers here ([link]) and here ([link]).

I am very firm in my belief that every good book deserves an early-60s edition or two, no matter when it was published.
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ilovenico123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
cool nice creativity!!!!!!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
It was a 1963 Puffin cover of Little Women - here's the image compared to the original ([link]).

Good point - I'm going to link the comparison images in the description.

And thanks!
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keybladeherosora Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These are really fantastic. What was the second cover originally?
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Juli-Yashka Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
WoW! This is super COOL!!!! I LOVE it!!!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Well thankee!
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, fitting, may the odds be EVER in your favour!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
:D Thank you very much!
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