Solstice was a novel partly inspired by Anime series such as Read or Die and Paranoia Agent. As a result, even as I worked on the original draft of Solstice (a screenplay), I sketched what the characters looked like in my mind. The idea was to, in knowing what they looked like, I could get to write them a little better.
These are some of the earliest (and latest) drawings done of the main characters. Enjoy!
A glamor “promotional” image of Solstice’s Io. I used this image for some promotional packets.
An earlier rendition of Solstice’s Io.
A later rendition of Solstice’s Itztli Okami with her wakizashi.
One of the earliest renditions of Jai Lin Kup of Solstice.
Another “glamor” shot, this one of Jai Lin Kup.
A rendition of Yuniko Nakamura of Solstice before the story called for her to gain a little weight.
Another promotional shot for Viala Vong of Solstice.
Another early rendition of Viala Vong, Solstice.
One of the earliest renditions of Viala Vong of Solstice.
Xiu Mei Xiang, a minor character in Solstice.