Tyler Burke

Genius, layabout, reader of graphic novels and self-proclaimed comic relief.

Tyler appears in the novels Controlled Descent and Flight Plan. Honorable mention in Joining in the Round.

From Controlled Descent:

From Flight Plan:

Art by Andrew Kwan
Art by Andrew Kwan

Background: Theoretical math & physics graduate looking for any excuse to avoid writing grant proposals. Drifts from job to job, but never gets fired because he’s deceptively efficient at pretty much anything he puts his mind to doing well.

Personality: highly intelligent, easily bored, hard to insult. Has a potentially terminal case of foot-in-mouth.  Seldom looks like he’s paying attention, but behind the easygoing mask he’s always planning for the next disaster.
Another artist’s take: