Writer and artist Brian Joseph Davis has launched The Composites, a Tumblr site with an ingenious premise: he posts computer-generated sketches of book characters.

Check it out: “Images created using law enforcement composite sketch software and descriptions of literary characters. All interesting suggestions considered.”

Above, we’ve embedded a computer-generated sketch of Tom Ripley from The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. (Via Maud Newton)