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Angela Carter is one of those rare writers who has not only readers but fans. That is, those who not only love her work but who also use it to self-identify, who make it a part of their lives, and in this case, who make art about it. There is a lot of Angela Carter fan art out there. Perhaps you would like to see some of it. NB: I’m using the term “fan art” here to refer to work by amateur artists and illustrators as well as established ones, so long as the the artwork in question was never actually used as official art for any of Carter’s books. They read the book; they made the art. There may, it’s true, be a particularly good selection of Carter fan art online because of the 2012 competition, hosted by the Folio Society, to illustrate a new edition of The Bloody Chamber—the winner, Igor Karash, had his art used as the cover and interior illustrations for the book. As it has been published, Karash’s work is not included below—but many of his fellow contestants and finalists are, and I’ve noted these where the artist has identified them as such. Enjoy scrolling through the great artwork below, and if it inspires you to go back and re-read The Bloody Chamber, well, so much the better.