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10 brilliant and creative valentines from the fandom universe

This month in fandom has seen all kinds of romantic artistic endeavors, from werefoxes in love to enamored aliens. Here are 10 of our favorite valentines.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 14, 2013   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 12:50 am CDT

Valentine’s Day brings out the romantic in all of us. For fans, the day is all about creative expressions of love for our favorite stories. This month in fandom has seen all kinds of romantic artistic endeavors, from werefoxes in love to enamored aliens. Here are 10 of our favorites:

1) Avatar: The Last Airbender

Illustration by kundagi/deviantArt

You don’t have to be a fan of the popular Nickelodeon franchise to appreciate these beautifully detailed Valentines by deviantArtist kundagi—though if you are, the punch lines are twice as endearing.


2) Pokémon

Illustration by サッチー/Pixiv

These intriguing, wry Valentine’s designs by Pixiv artist サッチー (Satchi) really do catch ’em all—all of our hearts, that is. View the rest at the link above.


3) Cartoon Network

Illustration by pasuteru-usagi/deviantArt

These adorable valentines by deviantArtist pasuteru-usagi are from four Cartoon Network faves: Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, The Regular Show, and Flapjack.


4) Wingardium leviosa!

Illustration by popixima/Tumblr

We’re as charmed by this Harry Potter valentine by Tumblr user popixima as we’d be if someone put us under an actual spell.


5) Villains Need Love, Too

Illustration by comicbooksandshitlikethat/Tumblr

Scarecrow, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Bane—they’re all here in this ridiculously cute Batman villain Valentines collection.


6) Arrested Development

Illustration by mariaseguin/Blogspot

Artist Maria Seguin’s colorful Arrested Development valentines have been making the rounds, being featured on this site, Buzzfeed, and Jezebel—and no wonder. Like Buster, we’re hooked.


7) Slenderman, where you gonna run to?

Illustration by dearloserchris/Tumblr

Declare your terrifying psycho-stalker affections with this stylish Slendy valentine—because even tentacled creepypasta monsters get hearts on Valentine’s Day.


8) Everybody Loves Klaine

Illustration by yu-oka/deviantArt

This gorgeous Klaine (Kurt/Blaine) fanart by deviantArtist yu-oka fills our hearts with Glee.


9) Elementary, my dear valentine

Illustration by deebzy/Tumblr

John Watson is proving his love in this fabulous trio of Sherlock valentines by Tumblr artist deebzy. Visit the link to view the rest.


10) Niall’s V-Day Surprise

Image by LieutenantDeath/DeviantArt

One Direction are the kings of Valentine’s Day, right? Er, maybe not—at least not in this adorable Valentine by deviantArtist LieutenantDeath. It’s okay, Liam, you’re still the pop king of our hearts.

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2013, 3:39 pm CST