Copyright Jay Penn, 2012
Jay sent me the first finished illustration for Loviatar no. 7. As you may have read in issue no. 6, the hexes are home to a variety of spirits, or "small gods." I have been enamored with the idea ever since I read Terry Pratchett's Small Gods. The love affair deepened as I started playing Werewolf: The Apocalypse, with the its spirit guides that give the packs their unique identities.
Some of the spirits in the hex crawl will be benevolent, some indifferent and a few just downright awful. The spirit featured in Loviatar 7's "Hex 003" is a benign elemental that embodies the bounty of the earth. He is called "The Stone Man" and I think Mr. Penn did a hell of a job capturing his essence!