With the upcoming release of Scott Lynch’s The Republic of Thieves, the long-anticipated third volume in his Gentlemen Bastards sequence, excitement among fans (especially creative ones) is higher than ever, to the point that Lynch recently released a statement regarding fan fiction in his universe. One of those fan projects is the video above, by filmmaker Milena Aijala. Aijala created title sequence for a hypothetical television series based on the series, and discusses the process on her blog. It’s a gorgeous piece of animation. Even cooler is Lynch’s excitement and endorsement of the project. There’s no television series in the works, but, dammit if this doesn’t set my mouth watering for one.

  • Adam (@sensawunda) June 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Gah. I thought I couldn’t be more impatient for The Republic of Thieves. I was wrong.

  • Kazz June 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Whoa, That is too cool! Good job! I have to get caught up and read Red Skies!

  • Noel R. June 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    This is pretty awesome. It makes me yearn for my days in animation school all over again! I’d be all kinds of behind the Gentlemen Bastards in this style of cartoon.

  • Marko June 7, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Amazing sequence. Just one small correction to the post – Milena is a girl ;)

  • Aidan Moher June 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Thanks, Marko. I was thrown off by the avatar she uses on Vimeo, and didn’t follow up with due research. Of course, if I’d used my brain for a minute, I’d’ve noticed that she’s in one of the photographs in the blog post I linked to. Doh! I’ve fixed the post.

  • Chris M June 9, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Strange, but pretty good. Wonder if the creator got some inspiration from the Hustle series opening?