#1 THiO

| November 1, 2010 | 7 Comments

Imagine the ‘My Buddy’ dolls from the 80’s were cutesy androids, programmed to hang with their young owners. Now imagine that one powers on again after the apocalypse. Not one to break protocols, this unit is on a quest to seek out the young boy he once belonged to.

Whatever synthetic skin he’s got left is slowly deteriorating, getting sandblasted away. His goggles are less for necessity & more to just keep the grains out of the ball joints in his eye sockets. And the geiger counter is to make sure he doesn’t wander into a spot too radioactive & contaminate himself before finding his owner again. The stop sign pole with nails through it doubles as both protection & a walking stick.

My first go & I think I have a little something something I can roll into a story with a bit more thought. I’m thinking that it might be a neat challenge to try to make it gritty but still keep it all-(or at least ‘most’) ages. But certainly something worth looking into as I look ahead.

Category: Scifi

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  1. JoeCook says:

    I really love the details. The Stop sign pole is a nice touch.

  2. Jared says:

    Hey, man. Thanks!

  3. I love this design, sweet work. I like the idea of the story too.

  4. Jared says:

    Really appreciate that, Martin! It’s definitely got me thinking.

  5. Jande Rowe says:

    I like the psych effect and symbolism of the stop sign that has lost its message, and of dolls coming to life –kinda what you’d expect in a post-Apoc story. Gritty but mostly for all ages sounds excellent. I can almost hear some grim humour in there. Well done!

  6. Koko Sou says:

    Jared. Love the work, especially after you colored it.

  7. Jared says:

    Thanks guys! Yeah, I didn’t know everyone was going to be coloring theirs. I can’t guarantee all of mine will be like that, but starting off, I figured what the hell.

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