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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!




The Robot lumbers in a rambling house in Bookertown, New Jersey, a black township, founded on the ideals of Booker T. Washington. The original owner, Lionel Grimes,  suffered a terrible tragedy at the hands of the current owner, the Doctor Satan Shell Company.  The all white county police force stay away from Bookertown, and did not lift a finger to help poor Lionel and his family that night. It was horrible.

The first floor of the large victorian was converted by its mysterious owners into an eatery called, “Amityville Restaurant.” The locals  despise and shun the palce. The dining room feels like a dead quiet funeral for an unpopular man.  Bookertown locals call it, “world’s worst chicken.” Most Bookertown residents avoid the house  because the memory of what consumed the Grimes family still disturbs their minds. Some claim to have seen zombies in the windows, and most agree the one waiter on duty in the dining room, a blind man,  is a zombie. His eyes are white, and he rarely speaks. You never knwo what’s happening with your order.

And up above the unmistakable sound of thump, thump, thump.

Iron clad feet walking slowly.

The robot runs with the zombies, haunting the house in Bookertown, one hour outside NYC.  Wait, real zombies? With a robot? Is it a man in a suit? Exo Tin Can Suit? Is it a Borg like hive mind in a tin can ripped off from the Tin Man? Is this some scoobie do thing, rip off the mask of the ghost to reveal the gardener,  “If it hadn’t been for your kids…!” Oh I don’t know. I mean I do know but, hey, where was I? A-Ha. Plotted out to 50 pages.

And that’s end of ACT 2 spoilers. See  Opening Act Here – DOCTOR SATAN: PART 1 – TERROR TRAIN 14 page PDF

The Mask of Doctor Satan (Short Story Illustrations)

More illustrations for The Mask of Doctor Satan: Terror Train (Set in 1938). FREE PDF, 14 pages
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The Mask of Doctor Satan: Terror Train (Set in 1938). FREE PDF, 14 pages

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!