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New Bot Day! Several years collecting and only now do I welcome Bender! (fullname Bender Bending Rodríguez). Bender se hizo en Tijuana, México en 2996. Debuting in 1999, he’s from Futurama. My favorite quote of his: “I guess a robot would have to be crazy to want to be a folk singer.”
New Bot Day! Yes I got another Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ, Mekagojira) who first appeared in 1974 and has had multiple incarnations. I’ve had that superdeformed (aka chibi) MG for a few years but I saw a deal and jumped on it.
New Bot Day! “Gonk. Gonk. Gonk.” says the GNK power droid the first time we see it in Star Wars. Welcome to my toy robot collection Gonk! Lovably goofy. Perfect to close out Birthday Bot Week! Happy Birthday to me!
New Bot Day! Welcome Machine Man aka Aaron Stack aka Mister Machine aka X-51! Created by Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics in 1977 for Jack’s 2001: a space odyssey adaptation. His sentience is partially thanks to A Monolith! Birthday Week of Bots has been a great comfort in this time of isolation and uncertainty. Be safe out there.
New Bot Day! Welcome Big Boss Robot (in black)! I was gifted purple in 2018 by @hellokellykuhl and recently black by my pal Eric L. @GiantRobot Magazine started making these in ~ 2010 based on their logo! The magazine has covered Asian and Asian-American culture since the 90s!
New Bot Day! We welcome Rosie (Rosey for a few seasons) the Robot Maid! She comes from 1962 in the prime-time animated sitcom The Jetsons. Jane Jetson hired her for all domestic tasks. Hanna-Barbera produced the Jetsons as a follow-on to their successful show The Flintstones. Rosie was voiced by Wilma Flintstone voice actor Jean Vander Pyl. The Jetsons is a mixed bag but it did predict video calls, domestic robots, and pushbutton food.
New Bot Day! From 1978’s Battlestar Galactica tv series it’s a Cylon Centurion! Never went to court Universal and Fox contested just how much of a Star Wars ripoff BSG was. Cylons like this one have been referenced across the culture; Wikipedia notes Futurama, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Robot Chicken… men my age loved these silver baddies!
Me (really) and Carlos and Celsito. Halloween 75 or 76. Carlos & Celso (to me always Celsito) were constant companions before my family moved away from L.A. in 77-78. My childhood was in pieces all over but much of it was so so beautiful.
It’s New Bot Monday! Welcome Red Tornado! Emerged in 1968 though has earlier roots (1960) DC Comics backstories are notoriously complicated and this android is no different. He joins Data and my other bots discussing becoming more human!
My first linocut. Class on WPA, Black history & printing at @linksoul in Oceanside. In theory, this will be a print of Shirley Chisholm. #linksoul #oceanside #shirleychisholm #linocut #blackhistorymonth
It’s New Bot Monday! Welcome to Twiki who hails from 1979 by way of the year 2491 on the tv show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. He’s an “ambuquod” helper robot, carrying on his chest an artificial intelligence: Dr. Theopolis. Twiki is kinda funny, and was mostly voiced by Mel Blanc, famed Warner Bros cartoon actor.
Peak Expatriate Kid. This is a not-happy smile. I want to tell my younger self: “the unease you’re feeling is your mind expanding to learn the world is unfair, but also magical. This wisdom will comfort you in the far future. Also, take better care of your teeth.”
submitted a comic to a literary journal today. comics are malleable and I am a cartoonist. I think of the terrible gag strips I sent to The New Yorker in 1989 and the very nice, very deserved rejection they got. and I plot my next comic.
Reading @melstringer’s new travel zine North-Bound in San Diego’s most classic diner Rudford’s seems right. (And I got to stop into @burn_all_books and talk a lil #risograph tech with Nick on my lunch hour too)
Happy Divorce Day to me and Leah. 15 years, 14 days. It is impossible to encapsulate all I learned from and with Leah. I would not take it back. I remain very lucky and am happy to call her a friend. A+
Detail of panel from my latest submission to @burn_all_books art anthology zine “Sundays Quarterly”—I’m working on a way to make it easy for folx to get ahold of the comics I’ve done. Possibly Gumroad. Maybe web. In the meantime get down to the @burn_all_books shop behind @verbatim.books and buy SQ! Also playing with purely web-based formats but I like them less.
It is hard to imagine what it would mean for the holidays for someone to lose their mother or grandma on New Year’s Eve. Every year I understand my elders more and more and the struggles that come with the inherent hardness of life.
My top 9 features walks on the beach, my late mom, San Diego Comic Con, drawing at the Vietnam Memorial, candy sushi, plenty of time with @hellokellykuhl and a post from @spill_drink_and_draw. It’s been quite a good year. #top9 #sdcc2019 #cosplay #spillsantaana
Rereading 13 years later. Impressed @_scott_mccloud’s “Chapter 5-1/2” is still online. I have a record of bookmarking it in 2006. Also, I’ve made some comics. Never to late to start making things. Bookmark by @ronnyvardyart
I don’t do resolutions for a new year. Don’t really even believe in them. But I made 4 pieces for @burn_all_books in 2019. Follow and Support them! Wherever I publish, more comics are coming. #indiecomics #risograph #localbookstore
Sorry I’m running late my United flight on a 757-200 had an engine failure necessitating a non-emergency landing in the Mile High City and a stopover. I think I’ll use my lunch voucher on a Bloody Mary. (I kid, it was all handled very professionally. From fault to safe landing was about 25 minutes).
Corpsman James J Crawford 2nd/506 “Curahees” 101st Airborne Div. Vietnam 1969-1970. Our visits to Virginia co-incident with Veteran’s Day. There’s a ceremony happening here at The Wall today and we’re checking it out.