The Last of Us Fans are hard on Bill and Frank’s fan art
Readers, I have a question for you: Do you like the art of gay old men living their best post-apocalyptic life? So, The last of us Fans have you covered this week as artists descend on the woodwork to draw some amazing artwork by Bill and Frank from this week’s episode of the HBO adaptation.
The third episode of the TV show (entitled “Long, Long Time”) aired last Sunday and focused on Nick Offerman’s Bill and his partner Frank, played by Murray Bartlett. For the past few days, the internet has been awash with praise for the performances and the upbeat (but still heartbreaking) performance Gay love in a hopeless place. After The last of us broke my heart the only thing fixing it right now is the incredible fan art that comes out afterwards. Like this adorable picture of Frank planting strawberries while Bill brings him dinner.
The strawberries are the real star
Many artists draw work centered around the mid-episode scene in which Frank shows Bill a small field of strawberries he has planted in their walled city. Which makes sense, because in an episode with standout scenes, it’s one of the best. But the imagery of the strawberry has already made its way into many interpretations of Bill and Frank’s fan art.
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But not only are they direct homages to the content we saw on the show, there are also fans that fill in the gaps between the episode’s multiple time jumps, like this adorable piece by Bill surprising Frank with a dessert and his good use of strawberries.
The painted moments in between
“Long, Long Time” shows that Bill and Frank have spent so many years together, so we can imagine the many potential milestones in their relationship. In the last few years of her life, it has been revealed that Frank eventually took up painting and even has pieces of Bill in her house. Katekomics imagines an earlier point in her life when Frank would have asked Bill to pose for him, and if that doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will.
I’m telling you all, an entire spin-off series could be written with scenes drawn by artists from Bill and Frank’s life together. It would be good. Where’s an envelope? I need to send a clearly worded letter to HBO.
Finally, while it’s fun to imagine all of the sweet little moments in Bill and Frank’s relationship, we have to settle for their bottom line: Both men spend another day in their town and take enough pills with their Beaujolais to spend the night peacefully . Artists like carrot_boi have interpreted their last day in their own style, like this piece that shows the two at the end of their wedding, with Bill’s ring as an encore.
Those are just some of the cute/devastating bits I’ve seen over the past few days, but you can bet I have Bill and Frank tags saved to my tumblr dashboard now to keep track of the great work of the fans. Every time I open the tag I find new ways to hurt myself as I’m reminded of how much I adored the HBO version of The last of us managed their relationship.
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