50 Pieces of Beautifully Strange “Welcome to Night Vale” Fan Art

1 Oct

I first discovered Welcome to Night Vale during one of my many endless scroll sessions on Tumblr. I kept seeing Night Vale fan art, so I downloaded the podcast and well, my life hasn’t been the same since.

If you don’t know…

“WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.”

The writing is quite brilliant and very very strange. There’s a heavy H.P. Lovecraft influence except it’s light on the serious and heavy on the funny (despite the odd and terrifying events that happen in Night Vale).

The Night Vale fan community is filed with some of the most creative people I’ve encountered in any fandom. I originally just wanted to share a few pieces of fan art but somehow ended up with 50… whoops!

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By opsci.tumblr.com_un_welcome_by_cocokat-d6kc9t2 welcome to night vale fan art 3

By cocokatand_now__the_weather_by_coraorvat-d6glmid

“And now the weather” By CoraOrvatbest_furry_pants_by_isthatwhatyoumint-d6eo6k6

“Best Furry Pants” By isthatwhatyoumint

Cecil & Carlos By Little Ulver

Cecil and the hovering cat By Fancy Maple Syrup Cecil-is-very-into-science-these-days-welcome-to-night-vale-35482693-264-500

By Viriaclose-your-eyes-let-my-words-wash-over-you-you-are-safe-now-welcome-to-night-vale-welcome-to-night-vale-35323397-442-500

By Ghostly Spectre night_vale__pluto_by_n_a_s_h_i-d6g4cud

By n-a-s-h-iOld-woman-Josie-and-her-angel-guardians-welcome-to-night-vale-35476712-375-500

Old Woman Josie and Her Angels by Injured Dreams The-man-in-the-tan-jacket-welcome-to-night-vale-35304716-417-500

The Man in the Tan Jacket by Steammmpunkwalking_the_dog___welcome_to_night_vale_by_dontevenknow_anymore-d6e6nsg

By dontevenknow-anymorewelcome to night vale fan art 1

Source welcome to night vale fan art 2 old woman josie

Old Woman Josie By I Draw Nerdy Thingswelcome to night vale fan art 3

By crocker-incorporated
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“The Traveler woos Cactus Judy, Night Vale’s third most beautiful woman.” By gingerhaole welcome to night vale fan art 5


By Meadow Rue
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By nekosd43
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“Old Woman Josie and her friendly, helpful angel. Even though we all know angels don’t exist, as the Sheriff’s Secret Police all quietly, yet forcefully, remind us.” By xiggehwelcome to night vale fan art 8

“A Story About You” By devileatscake
welcome to night vale fan art 9

By Meadow Ruewelcome to night vale fan art 10

By artfulhypothesiswelcome to night vale fan art 11

“Dana” By Meadow Rue welcome to night vale fan art 11

The Glow Cloud By the-everlasting-ashwelcome to night vale fan art 12

By mashellebellewelcome to night vale fan art 13

“There is a cat hovering in the men’s bathroom at the radio station here. He seems perfectly happy and healthy, but he’s floating about four feet off the ground, next to the sink. ” By Sekrawelcome to night vale fan art 14

Perfect Carlos By jinxesswelcome to night vale fan art 15

By chilidraws.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 16

By  scholla.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 17

By thepixelcat.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 18

By iisjah.tumblr.com welcome to night vale fan art 19

By yougotvexed.tumblr.com welcome to night vale fan art 20

By kinomatika.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 21

By theviewykingoffools.tumblr.com
welcome to night vale fan art 23

By opsci.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 24

By starlock.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 25

By kinomatika.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 26

By thimblings.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 27

Via thimblings.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 28

By starlock.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 29

By karmabees.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 30

By yougotvexed.tumblr.comwelcome to night vale fan art 31

By Rhoda-the-Echidnawelcome_to_night_vale_by_deangrayson-d6k1u8m

By DeanGraysonwelcome_to_night_vale_by_puffsan-d6g659m

By Puffsanwelcome_to_night_vale_by_simply_psycho-d6jlzjp

By Simply-PsychoWelcome-to-Night-Vale-welcome-to-night-vale-35634714-500-366

By Max Kenndy 24What-dog-park-welcome-to-night-vale-35339933-382-500

What Dog Park? By At The Bearicades of Freedom wtnv____meat_smell__by_purinrinrin-d6eu55f

“It seems that all over Night Vale, books have simply ceased functioning. The scientists are studying one of the broken books to see if they can understand just what is going on here. The exact problem is currently unclear, but some of the words being used include ‘sparks,’ ‘meat smell,’ ‘biting,’ and ‘lethal gas.’ For your own safety, please do not attempt to open a book until we have more information on the nature and cause of these problems.”
– Welcome to Night Vale Episode Three “Station Management” By purinrinrin

night vale fan art carlos cecil

By Sury to the Rescue


17 Responses to “50 Pieces of Beautifully Strange “Welcome to Night Vale” Fan Art”

  1. Alyx @ The Bifrost Bakery October 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I want all of these as prints..MAN! I cant wait to listen to more today on my way to work!
    Also, I want my own pet hovering cat so bad…

    • girlgonegeek October 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      ME TOO! I posted it today since I knew a new episode came out. I love the hovering cat, but then I heard what it sounds like. >_<

      • Alyx @ The Bifrost Bakery October 2, 2013 at 11:00 am #

        I listened to about 3 episodes before bed last night and now am on 11 I think…I still have a long way to go but Tumblr tells me Carlos and Cecil are now actually dating which makes my shippers heart scream with joy!

      • girlgonegeek October 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

        I’m so invested in their relationship! lol

  2. Jessica October 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    WTNV is definitely at the top of my current obsession list. Anything that can manage to be creepy, funny, romantic, and actually make me cry (One Year Later, I’m looking at you) is a winner in my book. And considering it’s a PODCAST, the fanart is even more impressive and amazing.

    Carlos/Cecil 4Ever!

    • girlgonegeek October 3, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      I completely agree! It’s all of those things wrapped in one amazing podcast. Don’t find that often.

  3. kaiwilli October 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    I. Love. ALL of these!


  4. Sarah December 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Night Vale in my entire life until I checked your blog! Thank you so much for sharing this! I made a small blog post in honor of discovering such a wonderful thing on your blog – http://cephalopodsyndrome.blogspot.com/2013/12/welcome-to-night-vale.html.

    • girlgonegeek December 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      OMG YAY so glad you love it. It’s just wonderful. :)

  5. shorty January 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    I’m just getting into this, but not sure why Cecil has three eyes…

    • girlgonegeek January 11, 2014 at 6:48 am #

      I was confused for a while, too! There’s nothing that I’ve heard in the podcast that says he has 3 eyes. I think it’s just head cannon that people really liked and it became popular.

  6. Pheonix September 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    Copy. Paste. Copy. Paste. Print. Print. Print. Print.

    (Seriously, though. I want all of these as prints. These are kind of amazing.)

  7. Piper April 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    As a huge fan of night vale, this post has made me cry tears of joy and happiness. It’s really amazing that so many people like night vale.


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