As I mentioned on Friday, I’ve got a new book coming out soon.
Before you get the opportunity to drown out the clamour and sorrow of the world with GIANT BUGS, SARCASTIC ENGINEERS, SPIES, and the SAXONPUNK FANTASY MASTERPIECE to end all saxonpunk fantasy giant arthropod masterpieces (apologies if I have miscalculated and there are other books in this genre, I suggest we settle this like gentlemen – by sulking about it on our blogs!), I’d like to introduce you to some of the characters, as drawn by some very talented and awesome artists in moments of passing fancy.
Unfortunately the headshots were drawn by me, but you’re just going to have to cope with that.
A non-occult scientist!
What does that mean? You scream impatiently.
WAIT AND SEE.
Kevin has his own take on the character…
While I didn’t do a great job of representing our heroine, non-occult engineer Hajar Al-Fihri, the ever-talented Howl was kind enough to sketch a couple of shots of Hajar and her colleague Benjon:
Which show off a great deal more personality…
Kevin got to grips with some ideas for the style of fashion in this world and I dug it enormously!
Then he took on some of the other protagonists – as you can see, Kevin and Howl both captured Hajar’s cautious, careful approach to situations… and her stubbornness.
Who else is in this picture? Well:
A wireless engineer, Ferdinand del Cadiz…
Hajar’s mother, Hana Al-Fihri, who suffered somewhat from my inability to draw her… poor Hana.
Radigis, who looks slightly less simian in Kevin’s art, and a good job too… there’s a reason I don’t illustrate my own work!
And at last, John Lancaster, who works on an oil rig.
That’s not quite the whole major cast, though:
REMINDER: you too could have a copy of As Simple As Hunger on your bookshelf or on your e-Reader (phone, tablet, whatever). IT’S COMING VERY SOON. VERY, VERY SOON.
I shall leave the final word with a tiny, teasing close-up of more from wildly talented artist B L Becotte…