A Song of Ice and Fire, SejeiA Song of Ice and Fire, SejeiA Song of Ice and Fire, Sejei

We all love a good twist-on-formula, right? We also love interesting artwork? Imgur user Seiji recently published these wonderful (faux-) Japanese woodblock printing-style illustrations of iconic scenes from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (or, Game of Thrones, to you of the boob tube generation.)

“I thought it would be interesting to draw a retelling of the [A Song of Ice and Fire] universe as if it took place in feudal-era Japan,” said Seiji. “These drawings are inspired by the Ukiyo-e style (traditional woodblock printing).”

If you’ve not read the book, or seen the first season of the HBO show, Game of Thrones, beware spoilers. You can view the rest of Seiji’s woodblock-style renditions here.

  • Paul (@princejvstin) January 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

    This is an argument, in my book, against eternal copyright. I’d love in a couple of decades for someone to be inspired to rejigger ASOIAF to Feudal Japan.

    Regardless of that can of worms, this art is very cool.

  • Chris January 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Nice! He’s done a couple more since then: The duel b/w The Red Viper and the Mountain and a (Red) Wedding :)