Stranger Things have happened to illustrator Mike Feehan

Stranger Things have happened to illustrator Mike Feehan
From CBC - August 16, 2017

Mike Feehan, an illustrator and artist based in St. John's, enjoyed the Netflix smash hit Stranger Things so much, he made a bit of fan art for it.

He never imagined he'd get an email from the show's marketing team asking him to make more, and to make it for them.

"To be honest I did not quite believe it at first, I had to go check out if it was legit," he said. "Once I confirmed that it was, I was excited, but I immediately started to feel the pressure, knowing that all of their 1.8 million followers could potentially see my work."

Stranger Things is a science fiction horror show set in the 1980s. It'scenteredaround the disappearance of a young boy named Will Byers.

Feehan's original fan art is an animated illustration of Will's mother Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder, discovering she can communicate with her son through a string of Christmas lights hanging above the alphabet scrawled across her wall.

He posted the picture to his Tumblraccount, which acts as his blog and portfolio.

"It got reposted and liked hundreds of thousands of times, to my complete surprise," Feehan told CBC's On The Go. His followers jumped from a few hundred to a few thousand.

And then the team from Stranger Things saw it.


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