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Atlantis Publishing Presents by Leyna-art Atlantis Publishing Presents by Leyna-art
For the Paintedspires Stargate:Atlantis art challenge.
My Prompt was: Noir AU - The Team as a noir detective story: Teyla in Burberry and fedora, John as homme fatale, Rodney as Detective Teyla's sidekick, Ronon as the innocent suspect. Teyla, John, Rodney, Ronon. Add others as needed: (I added Defence Attorney Elizabeth to the roster)

Since the prompt subverted the traditional Detective Noir sexual roles, I decided to continue the theme into the realm of Noir style book covers. Yes, there are deliberate hints of gay subtext in several of these. What is the point of subverting the genre if you can't play around with it some?

I will post the banner next - it is just the character portraits (and therefore entirely subtext free :) )

The original images are larger, and I did indeed do the other 2 combinations, but I wanted to keep the size of this combined image manageable.

Some of the book titles and taglines are from old pulp detective novels, and some have been made up to match the style. I love the language. Thanks to ~talietha for the suggestions.
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've found a new fav corner of da... your sga art is stunning!:D
Leyna-art Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D

(and thanks for the Watch, too!)
sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Np :hug:
PurpleSpinx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Awesome!! The art is fantastic but the titles and subtitles are hilarious!! Love it!
Leyna-art Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoyed choosing the Titles and subtitles for these :D
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome! Love the titles and subtitles and of course the fantastic. These stories need writing, seriously :)
Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you! I had a lot of fun finding half those titles and taglines (some are real published noir subtitles) and also making up the rest to match them.
Brave-Toastless-Loki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These. ALL of these.
one million times.
I seriously snorted so hard I couldn't breathe for a second when I read "Sultry Warrior" and "Homme Fatale" sublines.
Leyna-art Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like them. I had lots of fun looking at pulp detective book covers and then making these up :lol:
RandomRubixCube Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Lol at the titles. Nicely done.
Art looks great and I believe I'd be needing a bigger bookshelf if these books existed.
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