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September 23, 2020

#LifesaversFanArt by Pat Krishnamurthy, Luis Alves, Cathy Hasty, and Gwenn Seemel
#LifesaversFanArt by Pat Krishnamurthy, Luis Alves, Cathy Hasty, and Gwenn Seemel

So far, the only artists who are making #LifesaversFanArt are professionals—people like Pat Krishnamurthy, Luis Alves, Cathy Hasty, and me.

Cheer Bear and Miss Pig wearing face coverings because of the pandemic
Pat Krishnamurthy’s Care Bear #LifesaversFanArt

But I’m hoping that more will join in our effort. The concept is straightforward:

  1. Choose a pop culture character you love.
  2. Make an image of the character wearing a blue surgical style mask.
  3. Share your image widely and tag it #LifesaversFanArt!
Kim Kardashian wearing a mask because of the pandemic, collage by Luis Alves
Luis Alves’ Corona Kim

Create the image in any medium you like. You could paint or draw or handmake a photo collage, like Luis Alves did above for his Corona Kim.

Road Runner wearing a face covering because of the pandemic
Cathy Hasty’s Road Runner #LifesaversFanArt

The goal is to flood the interwebs with masked up fan art to promote healthy behavior and a sense of civic responsibility during the pandemic.

making of mixed media Lisa Simpson fan art

The more of us who are making these images and sharing them, the more likely that those who are ambivalent about wearing a mask might feel encouraged to do it!

mixed media Simpsons fan art of Lisa wearing a face covering because of the pandemic
Gwenn Seemel
If Anyone Wants Me, I’ll Be Wearing a Mask.
acrylic, colored pencil, and marker on paper
8 x 8 inches

Please contact me if you have any questions about participating in this project or about the images I have made for it. My #LifesaversFanArt pieces are for sale for $150 plus shipping—see all currently available artworks. Contact Pat, Luis, and Cathy directly at the links above if you are interested in their work!

Maybe this post made you think of something you want to share with me? Or perhaps you have a question about my art? I’d love to hear from you!


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