Background: I commissioned several international artists to draw characters from BEACON and CATALYST based upon a few paragraphs of text. I chose a diverse array of styles for this assignment. From comic book to abstract, children’s fairy tale, and hyper-realistic, I wanted each of them to be able to express themselves in their signature styles.
He was tall and stocky, about 6’ 2” with short, cropped brown hair. He wasn’t thin or fat; he had an average body type that looked normal and healthy for his height. He had bright blue eyes behind square black glasses and a long, rectangular face. He was also very solid and unyielding when you walked right into him. That was about as much detail as she could take in before he started speaking.
Artists (in order):
Diana Nemesu has the children's water color depiction.
Gonmuki has the comic book design.
Mudokonabe shows him in the rugged line art style with the green vest.
Finally, Anca has the close-up view.
Ethan is Jo's friend and apprentice in the church. There's not a whole lot more I can say about him without giving away spoilers. :)
Next week: Luna
November Ellison's new book, Beacon, is a fresh take on the vampire genre by explaining vampires as electromagnetic entities. The book is critically acclaimed for the high-concept interpretation of the vampire romance category, driven by an incredibly complex and intriguing Christian female protagonist.