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.
JAEL: “It’s not time yet,” said the woman, calmly. “We will wait for your meal to arrive. We have a lot to discuss, Beacon.” Jo opened her mouth to ask questions but realized that she was probably going to have to wait. The woman was still calmly sitting there, her legs crossed at the knee, wearing a black pencil skirt and tall, red platform peep-toe pumps. Her dark blonde, almost brown hair was straight and long, falling just to the top of her ample cleavage where it peeked out of her blouse. She had on a white lab coat that read GWU Hospital. Her nails were painted in a French manicure, and her cobalt blue eyes peered at Jo with a very clinical but compassionate expression."
Jael is beautiful, head-strong, and the oldest of the vampires.
Artists (left to right): Anca, Gonmuki, and Mudokonabe
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.