Insane-O-Tron is a hilarious trip into the absurd and surreal, with stories about a family-themed TV show gone wrong, inter-species dating, a talking haircut, trick-or-treating with a candy wizard, magical dancing ponies and an earwig’s day trip to the gutter. These stories are insane!
Insane-O-Tron is a collection of six short stories about unexpected characters in crazy situations, with plenty of action, adventure, Sci-Fi, fantasy, friendship, family and romance.
Nick Alverson is an artist of many talents. He's the writer of an awesomely ridiculous book called Insane-O-Tron, he writes screenplays, an absurd blog called Nick's Noodle, he makes funny videos, draws truly terrible pictures and makes halfway decent music from time to time.
Nick originally hails from Reno, NV and now makes his home in Los Angeles, where it never snows and the warm climate keeps his creative juices at just the right viscosity.
Nick really wants to make you laugh. If it's with his absurd writing, crazy videos or funny songs, if you're laughing then Nick has done his job.
Nick is an ordained high priest in the Church of the Latter Day Dude.
This excerpt is from the opening chapter of the title story, Insane-O-Tron. I open the story with a huge gun battle where I introduce the main character Tommy and the mysterious Insane-O-Tron. I want to leave the reader wondering just what in the world the Insane-O-Tron is.
Suddenly shouts and gunfire once again filled the air as the pirates turned their attention to the laser shooter. Blue lasers filled the darkness. Tommy, realizing his opportunity, turned back to the Insane-O-Tron and pushed his finger on the third symbol. Suddenly it began to spin and he was caught in an intense white light. Something inside the Insane-O-Tron was screaming. It was high-pitched and powerful. Then Tommy was gone, disappeared, to God knows where… or when.