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Yoda says “wear a mask, you must” Moana and Maui wearing masks for COVID SpongeBob SafetyPants wears a mask Rainbow Dash ready for the pandemic, fan art by Gwenn Seemel Princess Poppy pinky swears to wear a mask Groot loves COVD masks Spidervers characters during a pandemic “Why would’t you wear a mask to protect moi?” says Miss Piggy PJ Masks thinks you should wear a mask Elsa fan art don’t Pik-achoo on Pika-me Dora and Boots fan art painting by Gwenn Seemel Doc McStuffins wants you to wear a mask, orginal art by feminist artist Gwenn Seemel Black Panther and Shuri wear masks C is for COVID, Cookie Monster Ursula the Sea Witch wears a mask Harry Potter painting by Gwenn Seemel Lisa Simpson is ready for COVID-19

If you know who Yoda is and I know about him too, then it feels a bit like we know each other, which is what makes Yoda and other pop culture characters so powerful. They remind us that we’re all connected. Add a blue surgical mask to that kind of energy, and these characters make the perfect vehicle to promote healthy behavior and a sense of civic responsibility during a pandemic!

Right now, this work is more important than ever. As the vaccines roll out, people don’t want to make the effort anymore, but masks continue to play a vital role in protecting us all from COVID’s dangerous variants, whether or not we have the vaccine yet.

Please help flood the interwebs with masked up fan art!

All you have to do is choose a pop culture character you love, make an image of the character wearing a blue surgical mask, and share the image with me and with everyone you know. (If you love this idea, but are concerned about copright issues surrounding fan art, go here to find out why I feel good about making this work.)

Check out the #LifesaversFanArt of Luis Alves, Diana Bukowski, Cathy Hasty, Pat Krishnamurthy, Chris Rae, and Liz Wuillermin below!

masked up fan art by Cathy Hasty masked up fan art by Liz Wuillermin masked up fan art by Luis Alves masked up fan art by Chris Rae masked up fan art by Pat Krishnamurthy masked up fan art by Diana Bukowski
Gwenn Seemel in the Asbury Park Press
screenshot of the Asbury Park Press

The #LifesaversFanArt initiative has earned write-ups in The Press of Atlantic City, South Jersey Magazine, and the Asbury Park Press!