On Christmas Eve in 2008, recently divorced 45 year old Bruce Jeffrey Pardo arrived at the home of his ex-wife and former in-laws dressed in a Santa costume and armed with a handgun. In his possession was also a gift-wrapped flamethrower. As soon as the door was opened to him, an 8 year old girl was the first to be shot in the face as she excitedly ran to greet a man she believed was Santa Claus. A shooting rampage ensued which left 9 residents in total dead, including ex-wife Sylvia Ortega, all due to either gunshot wounds or the arson attack which followed. 3 others, one of which was the 8 year old girl, were left severely injured but lived through the ordeal. The blaze initiated by Pardo’s flamethrower caused flames to rage almost 50 feet into the air and took 80 firefighters almost 2 hours to extinguish. Because of the severe extent of destruction caused, the victims inside the house could only be identified through an analysis of existing dental and medical records.
Following the massacre, Pardo drove quite a distance to his brother’s house where he was later found dead as a result of a suicidal bullet wound to the head.
As a way to carry out a final lethal act after death, Pardo had planted a homemade fire bomb in his rented car knowing it would likely be searched by police. When authorities did just that, the bomb was detonated but failed to cause any further fatalities. The damage caused by the blast can be seen pictured above. It is believed that Pardo committed such a heinous atrocity due to the financial amounts he was ordered to pay after his divorce settlement was finalised just one week earlier on December 18th. The events which took place have since been renowned as ‘The Covina Massacre’ after the area in Los Angeles where it took place.
The planning isn’t finished YET (I’m like 1/3 done with it) but I COULD NOT wait to draw this??? and I would’ve colored it but my colored pencils hate me so you get b/w promo pictures instead!
Here’s a teaser summary:
admitted into Angel Gardens Hospital after a severe car accident almost took
her life. She was told she’d be alright…but things quickly took a turn for the worst
when she was taken into a separate part of the hospital and hooked up to some
bulky, monstrous machine. Before she knew it, she found herself in a world much
unlike the one she’s used to—and it’s not long before she realizes she’s not
the only one who’s been trapped.
the everchanging remains of Angel Gardens, Terri, along with her two companions
Mitch and Porter, work together to find a way out and go back home. But their
efforts may be for naught; not only due to the monsters and fiends that block
their path, but also because of the possibility that there may not be an exit
after all, and they’re doomed to live in the horrendous program known as the IMAGINATION
doesn’t help that there may be a traitor among them, planning to keep them and
everyone else present until the experiment has run its course.”
Main Character bios (art TBA):
Main protag, age 14. Ended up in IMAGI.PRO after a car accident. Sassy and scared, but can be pretty clever when you take a step back and let her breathe. Just wants to go home.
**clearing up the fact that he’s black even tho i didn’t shade it in. don’t have the right colors for the guy, sorry;;;
Secondary protag, age 37. Doesn’t remember how he ended up in IMAGI.PRO. Energetic and optimistic, Terri wonders if he’s more of a child than she is. Wants to make things right.
Secondary protag, age 42. Won’t say how he ended up in IMAGI.PRO. Skittish and closed-minded, he’s pretty quiet, but rest assured he’ll give you his two-cents if you annoy him enough. Wants to save everyone.
Believe it or not I’ve worked on and off on this for over a year now but!! I’m hopefully going to finish it now!! Fingers crossed!!
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