Born and raised in Mexico City, Esperanza is seventeen-year-old natural beauty. She is not a typical teenager. Born into poverty with no real support from her family, she carries the weight of her family and her world on her shoulders. Esperanza is brave and ambitious. Although in some eyes she might be considered selfish because of her acts, she means only to improve the conditions of her life and the lives of those she loves. Desperate times call for desperate measures. When we meet Esperanza, she is desperate enough that she’s willing to go on the adventure of her life to find her father, whom she has never known. To do so, she must travel to the United States without documentation, money, or any real reason to hope for the best. She also must leave behind her beloved mother Estela. In the end, Esperanza must choose between loyalty and the allure of the unknown, between comfort and liberty, and quite literally, between life and death.
Beautiful telenovela star Alexandra Pomales (Silvana Sin Lana, Killer Women) visually inspires our brave young protagonist in Daylight Sucks, Esperanza Martínez.
Born Mihai Jacme Patrascu in 1582 in Romani, Mihai was a member of Moldavian Royalty. A highly intelligent, brave young man, it was Mihai Jacme’s hope to unite the Moldavian nations he ruled to provide greater wealth and substance to the then divided nations. In present day Jamison, who goes by “James”, appears to be a handsome seventeen-year-old Vampire, although he is actually over four hundred years old. His Romanian Latin background is visible in his chiseled features and dark eyes and hair. James’ cause is a reflection of his time on this planet as a human. James fought for the uniting of nations. It is James’ hope that as a modern civilization, we will learn that we are one people. He aspires to a world with no borders, no war and no oppression through prejudice. James is considered to be a hot but mysterious teenager among his fellow students and peers. Girls swoon at his presence, but find it difficult to have a conversation with him. He is a throwback to another time. His chivalry is attractive to young ladies of modern civilization, but scary. And it should be. Brooding and moody, James’ heart has been broken for found centuries. He is a hopeless romantic whose quest to find great love could prove deadly for any young lady of his choosing.
Young New York artist Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal, Orange is the New Black) visually inspires Vigilante Vampire James Alnwick, hopeless romantic and fighter for a world with no borders, in Daylight Sucks.