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.
Jake: Across from her sat Jake, also tall and brunette, although he carried himself with an almost military bearing, chest puffed out. He had a deep, booming voice but seemed hesitant to use it. He also had bright blue eyes, a classic Greek face with nice cheekbones and a well-defined chin, some stubble on his cheeks and reddish eyes that told her he didn’t sleep enough. He had what Jo would call a lumberjack physique. He had both feet planted on the floor firmly and was leaning forward, his elbows on his knees and his hands clasped in front of him as though he were ready to get on with it all already. He's a police officer.
Artists (left to right): Gonmuki, Anca, 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.