Novel-Only Characters Artwork?

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  1. langdonboom

    langdonboom Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Has there ever been an attempt to depict visually any of the TrekLit-only characters in any form that could be considered 'official'? Some of them have been around long enough that I have a very solid mental image of them whenever I read but some are new enough and for one reason or another didn't ever get a memorable description that it would be interesting for me to see what their authors or publishers thought they "should" look like. Half the new Enterprise-E crew are novel-only, and of course a portion of Titan's crew.
     
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  2. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Yes.

    Among those depicted, several novel only characters appear on the Mission Gamma novels from 14 or so years ago for DS9, the crew of Titan appear in the mini comic series Hive and I believe numerous New Frontier novels have novel only characters on their covers.
     
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  3. The Wormhole

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    Plus, the German versions of the novels have at times featured novel characters on the covers.
     
  4. RuthlessNate

    RuthlessNate Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    There has also been one or two New Frontier comic books and some, but not all, of the Wildstorm comics fit into the novel verse. For example, Divided We Fall, takes place sometime in 2376, after the events of Avatar, and features Elias Vaughn and Thirishar ch'Thane. While Nanietta Bacco does not make an appearance, the Gorn attack on Cestus III that took place before she became governor is depicted.
     
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  5. tomswift2002

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    Book 5 & 6 Of New Frontier were a double cover showing the Excalibur crew.

    Plus pictures of the young New Frontier crew (McHenry, Kenton, Soleta & Tobias) appear on the cover of “Line Of Fire” and within “Worf’s First Adventure”, “Line Of Fire”, & “Survivor from the TNG: SA series.
     
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  6. David cgc

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    Memory Beta has some fan-made photo-manipulations of some characters. While they're unofficial, IIRC, they can only be posted if an author or editor says they look about right.
     
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  7. JD

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    The only character introduced in the novels who appears in the Titan scene in Hive is Christine Vale. They show her, Riker, maybe Deanna, Tuvok, and at least one other character in either the con or ops chair who doesn't match up with anyone from the novels.
    They are also featured in the interior illustrations too.
     
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  8. ryan123450

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    Surprised no one has mentioned the Picture the Novelverse thread pinned at the top of the forum. Lots of these pics are there.
     
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    A number of the older novels featured novel-only characters on their covers, such as Selar’s adopted Andorian daughter on “Eyes Of The Beholders”.
     
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  10. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Thanks for that, it's been a while since I read Hive.
     
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  11. JD

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    I read it fairly recently, so it's still fresh in my mind. I was disappointed they went with some random guy in the front seat rather than Lavena or Rager. We already got Tuvok and Vale, so I don't see why they couldn't have included which ever one of them was appropriate too.
     
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  12. WarpTenLizard

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    I've drawn an handfull from Kristen Beyer's novels but havne't posted them yet. When I do I'll link them here.
     
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  13. DS9forever

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    Memory Beta seems to use the ST Magazine images of characters as official, like that of Jaza from Titan.
     
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  15. WarpTenLizard

    WarpTenLizard Commander Red Shirt

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    Okay, here are my takes on a few of the characters from the "Voyager" relaunch novels.

    Afsarah Eden:

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    Aytar Gwyn:

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    Meegan McDonnell:

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    Devi Patel:

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    Nancy Conlon:

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  16. tomswift2002

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    Devi Patel reminds me of the Whoopi Goldberg caricature that Tiny Toons did in the 90’s for its Christmas special.
     
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  17. JD

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    Those are good, I wish I was that talented.
     
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  18. langdonboom

    langdonboom Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thanks for all of the awesome information everybody!