Unless you’ve been spending your free time in the Upside Down, you’ve likely heard of Stranger Things. Chances are good you’ve binged it and are obsessed with it–we certainly are. The Netflix original series created by the Duffer Brothers debuted in July, and its blend of conspiracy, horror, comedy expertly performed by a cadre of excellent actors has made an imprint upon pop culture. Set in the ’80s, the story centers on the search for the missing youth Will Byers… but it’s not your average missing persons case. A rather terrifying monster known as the Demogorgon is involved and so is the government. None of this keeps Will’s mother Joyce or his band of loyal buddies from searching for him.
The nuanced characters of Stranger Things have inspired so much fan art. Eleven, Chief Hopper, Joyce, Nancy–I’ve seen illustrations depicting everyone. So, let’s show them off in this week’s Fan Art Friday, shall we? You don’t have to love them because like Jonathan Byers says, “You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to,” but I think you’ll enjoy them. Let’s begin with this piece by Adams Pinto:
by Adams Pinto
And the stoic and brave Chief Hopper:
How about a handy guide that explains what to pack when you need to hunt a faceless monster?
by Paulo Marcio
Don’t worry, that’s not all. The gallery below has more pieces inspired by Stranger Things. Eleven is a popular subject–there’s even a sculpted version of her with little Eggo waffles! It’s the cutest. And I included a portrait of one of my favorites, Dustin. Be sure to check out the captions for artist information and websites.
Which Stranger Things character did you relate to the most? Talk to me in the comments.