So, which of these do you like the best? Keep in mind these are ROUGH, idea-generating illustrations that will be refined. So, here we go….This image (minus the title lettering) highlights the struggle between Yahweh (on the right) and Lucifer while bringing to focus their impact on humans on Earth. Jon draws out the opposing character difference between these two individuals. One the evangelist, confident, strong and assured of his religious mission in life. The other a frazzled and unkept physicist clueless of human emotion but driven to somehow find the right road to save humankind on Earth.
This image is basically the same as the first but includes a ghostly telepathic image of Gwendolyn who helps Yahweh keep his sanity and guides him as he battles Lucifer. Even after death, she remains connected to Yahweh, hence the ghostly image of her.
This illustration cleverly uses the playing card motif to subtly imply that Yahweh and Lucifer are playing games with humankind on Earth. The starburst (instead of the diamond) gives a node to the birth of the new universe where they are the are the “kings.” Indeed, the villagers in the Garden of Eden on Earth think of them as gods, much to Yahweh’s disgust. Yahweh and Lucifer are presented here as mirror images of each other and a choice must be made between them. Heaven must decide if it will continue to be a scientific civilization or return to its religious roots that proceeded the Holy Nuclear War. Meanwhile, Earth must choose between loving freewill or irresponsible freewill. Either choice brings heavy consequences for Earth and Heaven!
This image illustrates the dilemma Yahweh faces. Here, in Yahweh’s mind, Lucifer is more powerful and has the upper hand that drives the dramatic tension between the two. And Lucifer’s successful influence both in Heaven and on Earth makes it an uphill battle for Yahweh as he tries to help humankind on Earth. But through all of this, Gwendolyn is always with him, first physically then in spirit after her death. That submarine like item is the spaceship Kakabel that orbits Earth while Yahweh along with a squad of Cherubim soldiers hunt down Lucifer in the Garden of Eden. The Kakabel’s design has obvious naval influences. Think about it . . . subs are completely sealed vessels that operate in a hostile environment. They are like spaceships but travel under the sea. It’s cylindrical shape also lends well for artificial gravity.
So, which of these do you like the best? Should they have different poses? Perhaps you have an idea for better a cover illustration? Your Comments Are Welcomed!