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.
Lee strode out of the cover of the forest and into the moonlight. His short blonde crew cut seemed to glow in the night, his ice blue eyes sharp and alert. He wore a white button-down dress shirt, dark pants, and shiny loafers that glimmered as he walked. He was tall, muscular, and looked like the figure of Adonis incarnate.
Introduced in CATALYST, Lee is a vampire that embodies pure evil. He lacks Cain's moral code and kills simply for the sheer joy of it. Turned in World War II, Lee always dresses formally. If you see him in the night, you will not live until the morning.
Artists: Ben Kinkead (comic book) and Naveed Anjum (abstract)
Next week: Ethan
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.