We start off with some new Hakos. These are the Automatons of Professor Tinkerbot. I'm calling them Tinkerbots in the tradition of mass media calling Doctor Frankenstein creature "Frankenstein". Later on, we'll get a glimpse of Professor Tinkerbot's world.
Next up is "42 and the Suntriffids". I could have called the walking sunflowers something else, but I'm not ashamed or afraid to acknowledge my inspirations and influences. I remember watching the 'Day of the Triffids' on channel 40 (in Sacramento) way back in the Creature Features era, though I don't think it was actually on Bob's show. It didn't scare me so much as got my head working out the idea that plants may be silent, but they're far from static creatures and could very well have a society of their own with history, language and even art.
A guy I know, Ben Poulsen, posts up these hilarious videos. One of them is an animated ad for a comic called Zblucops Turbo Justice, that's how come the Cinderbot has stars on his hands and while I haven't read the comic, I've got the feeling that the over the top feel of the story fits with "Awesome Robo - Cinderbot" and his exploits. Eh, it's a start...
And then there's "Water Breather" titled thus because it's better than just calling it "Untitled". Maybe it's just a character development thing. I sometimes make pieces that had no clear start but will eventually take root in a story and continue...so maybe there will be more of this squid-thing.
And that's pretty much what I've been tinkering with these past few weeks. The Tinkerbots seem to be taking the lead in my efforts and I feel I may have a publishable book soon. Not sure if it will be an illustrated novel or a full on graphic novel. I may just go ahead with an earlier concept of telling the story in verse and accompanying it with paintings and models.