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!
“And now the weather” By CoraOrvat
“Best Furry Pants” By isthatwhatyoumint
Cecil & Carlos By Little Ulver
Cecil and the hovering cat By Fancy Maple Syrup
Old Woman Josie and Her Angels by Injured Dreams
The Man in the Tan Jacket by Steammmpunk
Old Woman Josie By I Draw Nerdy Things
“The Traveler woos Cactus Judy, Night Vale’s third most beautiful woman.” By gingerhaole
By Meadow Rue
“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 xiggeh
“A Story About You” By devileatscake
By Meadow Rue
“Dana” By Meadow Rue
The Glow Cloud By the-everlasting-ash
“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 Sekra
Perfect Carlos By jinxess
What Dog Park? By At The Bearicades of Freedom
“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