As part of my continuing effort to BLOG MORE OFTEN, I bring you some fan art of a very lasting nature. Jess Y has been a fan of mine since my first YA book, Midnighters, came out. She has a particular love of Dess. (I would say it’s their rhyming names, but Dess is my favorite character too.)
Jess recently decided to immortalize her Dess-love in skin ink. So I present to you the polymath tattoo:
As you can see, it’s still a bit new and raw.
For those of you who haven’t read Midnighters, each of the five characters has their own symbol. The symbol for each character appears at the end of any chapter that they are the viewpoint character for. (BEST. SENTENCE. EVER.)
What you may not know is that I designed the symbols using a fractal program. (Those who can’t draw, fractal.) Alas, all of the original designs have been lost do to software decay. That is, the fractal software I used will no longer run or open files on today’s operating systems.
Luckily, I did save one of my early attempts as a jpg. So here it is:
Pretty cool, huh? My fractal math has left the building, so that’s all I have to say.
Note: Book-related tats are not a requirement for my fans. But feel free!
See you soon, gaudily festooned poltroons.