November 29th, 2005 :: "Robopoca-bag"

This is the ROBOPOCALYPSE logo, sprayed onto a messenger bag my roommate created completely out of duct tape. Neato.

November 28th, 2005 :: "What If They Were Robots?"

The pilot episode of a so far un-sequelled series of Flash animations I was planning. Each episode would be a different historical figure's "grand moment", but they would be a robot. Hilarious, I know.

November 27th, 2005 :: "Robo-Tender"

Pulled this one out of the archives. I did the original sketch for this while drunk. Really, really drunk.

November 26th, 2005 :: "No Neck"

A little different style than usual from me.

November 25th, 2005 :: "Oh"

This was a pen test to see if I wanted to use a pen or a brush to ink a robot comic I was working on a while ago. The brush test turned out horribly, but I still ended up choosing it over the pen.

November 24th, 2005 :: "Robot Attack(s)"

Warning! Cheap sales alert: I promised I'd post two robots today. What I didn't promise was that they wouldn't be roughly the same robot. These are two prints that I created a year or so ago. The red robot is in a smaller edition of 10 as opposed to the edition of 20 for the gray robot. $15 each or buy both for $25. What a deal! Buy them here : BUY ME!

November 23rd, 2005

I don't have anything to post today, it's Thanksgiving. I'll try to post two tomorrow.

November 22nd, 2005 :: "Cute"

Five minute pen sketch. I've been accused of my work being "cute" before, but this may be the cutest thing I've ever drawn.

November 21st, 2005 :: "Radio Bot"

Sometimes you gotta take the bad with the good when you're trying to scrounge up one robot a day. This is what happens when I try to draw with far too much caffeine in my system. Stay away from coffee kids.

November 20th, 2005 :: "Mica Bot #2"

Second painting in my upcoming series of little robots, painted on sheets of mica.

November 19th, 2005 "Mica Bot #1"

As long as the last few days of posts have been regarding a series of working on, I thought I'd keep that up. This is the first painting in what should be a series of 10 small paintings of robots, painted on sheets of mica. I've got two painted so far. Number 2 will be up tomorrow.

November 18th, 2005 :: "Robo2"

OK, here's a better scan of the final "Robo2" print. Tomorrow I'll be getting back into the regualar thing of a different robot every day.

Robot-A-Day Contest!
This will be the second print of three in the "punctuation" series. See sidebar for contest rules.

November 17th, 2005 :: "Robo2 - Step Four"

Everything set up and ready to print, including the most important item, a "refreshing" beverage. Ink is spread out onto the mirror to get a thin coating on the brayer.

Ink is then rolled onto the linoleum block. Align the paper against the wooden corner and lay the paper on top of the block. Then give it a good rubdown with a wooden spoon.

The first print!

Finished! I'll pick the best 20 out of these 27, number, and sign them, and rip up the rest.

Robot-A-Day Contest!
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November 16th, 2005 :: "Robo2 - Step Three"

OK, that beautiful mess is my "portable" illustration board/printing rig and all supplies needed for printing. The second picture is the lino block comfortably wedged into place by means of and old FedEx box. If I were doing a multi-color print, I just need to pull out the original block and pop in the next color's block and will be confident that everything will register pretty well. (Or at least good enough for me. I like things a little messy.)

Tomorrow: Printing and the final product!

Robot-A-Day Contest!
This will be the second print of three in the "punctuation" series. See sidebar for contest rules.

November 15th, 2005 :: "Robo2 - Step Two"

On to step two; cutting the linoleum block. The first picture is after all the robot's "innards" had been cut out, and the second is the final, cut block. After this step, I usually glue the lino to a piece of cardboard backing, which gives it a little more stability during printing.

Robot-A-Day Contest!
This will be the second print of three in the "punctuation" series. See sidebar for contest rules.

November 14th, 2005 :: "Robo2 - Step One"

This is the first step in creating a lino print; transferring the image you want onto a piece of linoleum. In this case, it required drawing the image directly on the block with a pencil. This bot is nice and symmetrical, so no worries about needing to draw anything in reverse. Hooray for that!

For the next few days, I'm going to be posting the various other steps of how I create a print. I've been printing for years, but I'm completely self-taught, so if anyone who has been properly educated in relief printing wants to tell me I'm doing something wrong, feel free too. I won't turn down advice. The rest of you, well maybe you'll learn something.

Robot-A-Day Contest!
This will be the second print of three in the "punctuation" series. See sidebar for contest rules.

November 13th, 2005 :: "Robo1"

This is the first in a series of three primative "punctuation bots" that I'm working on right now. For the next few days, I'm going to be posting my process shots of the second print: putting an image onto the lino, cutting it, all the way through to the final printed product. Hopefully, someone will find that interesting.

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November 12th, 2005 :: "Elektro"

Going old school for this one. Elektro was created in the late 1930s by Westinghouse. He could walk, talk, smoke, and had a pet dog later in his career. He appeared at the 1939 World's Fair and was even in a movie. Thanks Elektro, someday you will rule us all.

November 11th, 2005 :: "El Hombre Mecánico Del Fuego"

November 10th, 2005 :: "Friends"

Awwwwwww. I started this drawing in a park. A park with squirrels.

November 9th, 2005 :: "Sickle 2.0"

While searching through my robotic archive last night, I remembered this little gem. It's from a site I was co-creator of, Nich Cosmos and the Cosmonauts. It was the story of four, 1960's, Russian Cosmonauts and their rock and roll adventures in outer space, or at least that was the plan. A side part of the site was Hammer and Sickle, weekly vaudeville-styled comedy skits done by a talking hammer and sickle. This was the second to last Hammer and Sickle skit ever finished, and was released a little over a year ago. It probably doesn't stand up as well on it's own as some other episodes, but you know, this one has a robot in it. (It was supposed to be part of a multi-week storyline that never happened.) I urge you to check out more Hammer and Sickle. There are 40 more short episodes to choose from, and a lot are actually pretty funny. Click Here.

Novemer 8th, 2005 :: "Reel To Reel Robot"

This is a horrible cell phone camera image of a robot sticker I found on a trash can. I wish there was a way to figure out who made this. Anyone know who did this? Tell me!

November 7th, 2005 :: "R-A-D Header"

Look up. Yeah, that's my selection for today, the new header for this page. Kind of a 3-for-1 deal I suppose. 6 robots in only 4 days! I'm getting ahead of myself.

November 6th, 2005 :: "Deflated"

November 5th, 2005 :: "Meat"

A quick coffeeshop doodle. A massive steak would be great right now.

November 4th, 2005 :: "Whoops"

One down, 364 more to go! This is me playing around with a new brush pen and subsequently wishing I had much steadier hands.