A set of proposed character designs based on Steven Brust’s Vlad Taltos prose novel series, at the period of the first novel “Jhereg”. I drew this as part of a pitch to Tor Books for a graphic novel adaptation. All characters are ¬© Steven Brust and his publishers.

I adore these books – equal parts smart, fun, and gritty, they combine elements of high fantasy with detective novel tropes, mob intrigue, and Alexandre Dumas-style adventure story. I was surprised, in rereading them, to find how sparing the physical descriptions of the characters were, since I had such vivid images of them in my head.