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OBERON DESTROYERS Best of 2014 – Robot Hand

 

This was an incidental design sketch for a scene, and it took off. I check my stats carefully, and this is one of my most viewed images. It goes to my ongoing pulp short story, The Mask of Dr. Satan: Die Like a Dog. I just wanted a 1930s style robot, where it was not clear if  it was a man in a suit or a real robot. You be the fair jury.  But Beware the Left Claw!
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The Mask of Doctor Satan (Short Story Illustrations)

The five leads of the Mask of Doctor Satan. Total story length in text – 50 pages. Released in three parts, with cliffhangers.  The first part will be soon. Very soon… I have finished the first twenty pages, which not needs final checks and edits. I am very methodical. I have an excellent idea of who these men are. But as they say, no spoilers.

These are the five protagonists. I like an ensemble piece. Set in 1938.
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The Mask of Doctor Satan (short story illustrations)

I will be uploading all day today… about a dozen images. These are for a fifty page short story to be released in three parts over starting in a couple of weeks. Come back later for more details, or please see several posts in this archives!

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New Update Very Soon (by Thursday night)

Working title – Die Like a Dog, Part One of Three, from Four Men Against Satan, loosely based on public domain pulp characters from 1936-1941.  Iillustrated short story, lots of illustrations. I plan on releasing it in chapters, 15-20 pages at at time. Total length without illustrations – 50 pages, already carefully plotted out. This is not a nostalgia trip, amateur stream of consciousness, or a story by someone with little knowledge of the year 1938. blood-dripping

This is not a dreamy eyed look at pulp fiction. This is pulp fiction bashing someone’s head in with a tire iron. What if a batman or green hornet had to exist in the world of true crime? This is the story for you. It is very violent. The entire thing is very carefully structured and plotted, and often reads like a police report, a little high on something. True Crime and Fantastic Crime. People will die horribly.

Preview Illustrations due in a few days, definitely by Thursday. Its a busy week!

Here are some of the images that inspire and inform the story, although my new version will be a “Post Tarantino” look at the genre, so please remember, Noir is not shadows, its shadows that represent the slippery nature of moratlity. Crime Fiction with a bizarre edge. Very, very soon!

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Preview Illustrations due in a few days, definitely by Thursday. Its a busy week!