Timeline of Fanart

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Pre-internet

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See History of Fanart, Zine Art and Sharing Fanart.

1989

  • June: Artforum, a multifandom zine focusing on discussion and advice about fanart is launched.

1996

1997

1999

2000

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

  • The great migration to Tumblr.

2013

  • Amino is created, predominantly attracting teen fanartists.

2016

  • y!Gallery goes offline due to hacking, thousands of fanarts disappear.
  • Elfwood goes offline, 32,000+ fanarts disappear.

2017

2018

  • December: Tumblr bans all NSFW content, artists leave the site in droves. See Tumblr NSFW Content Purge. Twitter and Instagram attract some of the migrating Tumblr artists but there's fandom-wide discussion about the lack of a proper alternative.