Fanwork vs Fanart - What's the difference?

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Fanwork is a hypernym of fanart.

As nouns the difference between fanwork and fanart

is that fanwork is (architecture) fan tracery while fanart is (fandom) artwork created unofficially by fans of a book, film, etc, and based on it.




(en noun)
  • (architecture) Fan tracery.
  • * 1911 , Maurice Hewlett, The Song of Renny , Charles Scribner's Son's (1911), page 389:
  • The chapel — a soaring, slender-shafted building, with fanwork upon its roof and an apse deep and pointed — seemed full of light, withal it was hung with black velvet.
  • * 2008 , Geoffrey Ashe, King Arthur's Avalon: The Story of Glastonbury , Sutton Press (2008), ISBN 9780750948814, page 289:
  • There were bits of a vaulted roof with panelled fanwork and moulded ribs, recalling the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster.
  • * 2008 , Leonard Ginsberg, Rhapsody on a Film by Kurosawa , Trafford Publishing (2008), ISBN 9781425174378, page 48:
  • Now the Grand High Witch removes her mask and wig: A hideous beak and a decrepit bodice of skin and bones, like the stone ceiling fanwork in a Gothic chamber, her blotchy scalp a moonscape fermenting cobwebs.
  • A fan-shaped network of lines or projections.
  • * 1999 , Anne Marie Winston, Lovers' Reunion , Silhouette Books (1999), ISBN 9781459258266, unnumbered page:
  • He smiled again, easily, dimples creasing his cheeks, and a tiny fanwork of lines crinkled the corners of his dark eyes.
  • * 2006 , Kage Baker, The Machine's Child , Tor (2007), ISBN 9780765354617, page 123:
  • The bud vase lay on its side near the bush; a lacy fanwork of roots had spread out over the tabletop, following the path of the spilled water.
  • * 2013 , Leigh Evans, The Trouble with Fate , St. Martin's Press (2013), ISBN 9781250006400, page 222:
  • He had three lines running across his forehead, and a fanwork of them radiating from the corner of each eye.
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  • A creative work produced by a fan, based on a book, movie, television show, musical group, etc.
  • * 2008 , Tan Bee Kee, "Rewriting Gender and Sexuality in English-Language Yaoi Fanfiction", in Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre (eds. Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry & Dru Pagliassotti), McFarland & Company (2008), ISBN 9780786441952, page 132:
  • Fans often declare that they prefer fanon to what actually happens in canon and fanworks to the actual series, which is lackluster by comparison.
  • * 2009 , Emily Turner, "Scary Just Got Sexy: Transgression in Supernatural'' and Its Fanfiction", in ''In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural (ed., BenBella Books (2009), ISBN 9781933771632, page 159:
  • The result is a proliferation of fanworks that explore narratives of transgression as fans play with the permissibility of Supernatural's supernatural world.
  • * 2010 , Fan-Yi Lam, "Comic Market: How the World's Biggest Amateur Comic Fair Shaped Japanese D?jinshi'' Culture", in ''Fanthropologies , Volume 5 (ed. Frenchy Lunning), University of Minnesota Press (2010), ISBN 9780816673872, page 239:
  • Other factors contributing to the increased interest in d?jinshi and in fanworks were the development of fixed otaku landmarks and the spread of computers.
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  • Hyponyms

    *(creative work produced by a fan) fanart, fan fiction, fangame, fanvid



    (wikipedia fanart)

    Alternative forms

    * fan art


  • (fandom) Artwork created unofficially by fans of a book, film, etc., and based on it.
  • * '2008 , Kristin Thompson, The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood (page 179)
  • The same genres have inspired fanart as well.
  • * 2010 , Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry, Dru Pagliassotti, Boys' Love Manga (page 16)
  • Aarinfantasy's Web site offers several areas for fans to give back—whether this is sharing fanart in the Member's Gallery or offering support, discussion or interaction in the general forums.


    * fanwork