Six weeks. Only six weeks. Hardly a prolonged span to endure, but an agonising final distance when you've been waiting as long as we have.
With season five of Game of Thrones set to fill our Mondays from 13 April, small gifts like Ivan Belikov's illustration make the wait all the more bearable.
Russian illustrator Belikov set about killing some time between seasons by embarking on what he describes as a "personal project". Yep, he did this just for the hell of it. Paying tribute to four of the major houses of the seven kingdoms, Belikov's stunning artwork draws on a unique style he's developed for previous warring figures - be it clashing social networks or cities' coats of arms.
(Images: Ivan Belikov)