Our mocha mecha™ character, "Mecca™." This stylish robot is the hard-hitting number two in Scare City's biggest gang, Gigante, and, at 200+ years old, she has the deepest memories of any of the characters in our story, at least the ones who came from Earth. One of several Concrete Park characters named after friends of ours, she's named after makeup artist extraordinaire Mecca Dickerson.
This is Lena™, one of the lead characters from our award-winning graphic novel. Lena is Luca's now-you-see-her-now-you-don't lover. Is she a ghost? A spirit called up from the unconscious of a semi-sentient planet? How dangerous is she?
This is Hemangini The Beauty™, a character from our award-winning graphic novel. A dancer and singer who'd be a huge Bollywood star on Earth, Hemangini is not just beautiful, she's certifiably so, having won all the beauty contests there are to win in Scare City (there are three.) What mystery hides behind her "filmi" smile?
This is Silas™, the shape-shifting big bad of our series. Eons-old native of a planet now colonized by humans, he wants them gone, but has a thing for their cholo clothes and Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
Silas (in human form)
This is Silas™, the shape-shifting big bad of our series in his human guise. In this form, he leads the fast-growing Scare City gang, "Las Cruces," and is the not-so-hidden hand behind the looming gang war that will ensnare everyone in our story.
This is Ghadah™, Luca's ride-or-die bodyguard in the M-80s gang. Born in Cairo, tough as an Egyptian cigarette, she has a way of showing up when you least expect her. It doesn't matter to Ghadah that the Potato King's lead assassin, out to fulfill the contract on Luca's head, is her own brother, the legendary gunfighter, Samad. Ghadah will do whatever it takes to protect her boss. Whatever it takes.
This is Boza™, one of our lead characters. A murderous gang leader back on Earth, (he killed our hero, Isaac's sister,) Boza lost his memories in the transport crash that also cost him his legs. Now, rebuilt, his strength amplified, he encounters Isaac in the gladiator pit at the Big Top and vaguely remembers him... as a friend. He is nothing less than Isaac's shadow, and the two will share a strange destiny.
Betty and Fang
This is Betty and Fang™, two fascinating new characters who have yet to appear in print. Betty would like you to know that she's the bitch with four legs. Both a sentient robot with personality to burn and a 300lb killing machine, Betty takes no shit from anyone. Her human, Fang, goes everywhere with her, and the frail young woman's worsening vision makes her increasingly dependent on "The Big Dog" for protection, even if Betty's razor-sharp teeth have a way of leaving their marks on Fang's poor arms and legs. They're quite a team.
This is JD™, a legendary thief who surfs the skies over Scare City on her flying car. Each outrageous new score she takes makes her a Robin Hood character to the exiles living there, though few of them have ever seen her. They HAVE seen JD's exploits fictionalized in the popular adventures of Talladega,™ a virtual personality who is the biggest star on this world. Only one of these two women smashes robots with her silver hammer, "Clementine™," though.
This is Talladega™, the popular fictional thief who is based on J.D..
The Madman Fontaine
This is "The Madman Fontaine™," the "leader," if such a word can be used, of the rag-tag desert gang known as Bama. On a planet with two blazing suns, only a band of fools would choose to live in the desert wastes outside Scare City. That's Bama, and only a truly monstrous fool would dare try to tell them what to do. That's Fontaine. His motto is "Everything, Now!" and he burns with visions of destruction and conquest. He is first among fanatics and leader of the whack.
This is Isaac™ the new arrival in Scare City. A man with a nihilistic, violent past back on Earth who has renounced fighting, he discovers that here he'll have to fight every day, just to stay alive. His shame, guilt and rage will him to a strange destiny in a place called Concrete Park.
This is Nnedi™, a young soldier from the Lost Hill gang. As part of it's leader, Jean-Pierre's personal bodyguard, she's paid to fight his enemies, but this tough, quiet fighter would do it for free. Still, in the way of bodyguards everywhere, she has her eyes on the big job.