Here's the final version of one of my illustrations for "Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves": the first of my illustrated, interactive stories at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual ( [link]
Zeno, who we meet in this illustration, is a specialist. Well. in fact, he's a henchman. But a highly specialized henchman.
Zeno is a gentle soul. He's only interested in the machines he tends - and he knows them very well, and enjoys their company. There's no real harm in Zeno - but unfortunately his single-mindedness may prevent him from really understanding what despicable evil may lurk around him in the Tower of Doctor Rognvald.
On the plus side, of course, there's a profit sharing plan.
This version of the illustration is based on the one at the web site, and in the book, but has been re-rendered and overpainted in a much higher resolution even than the book's version: 300 pixels to the inch, at 18 by 24 inches.