comic: the robox adventures

I’m sure that you, being a creative soul, have experienced the frustrating urge to create something wonderful, whilst lacking the necessary technical skills. Do you give up, or fumble on and be dissatisfied with the results?

A third option is just to admit to yourself that you’ll never be as good as you want to be, and just have fun in the process.

I, for example, have zero artistic and musical skills. My writing skills are my forte, so it is agonizing when I get the itch to draw and paint and sing (not all at the same time, of course, although it has been known to happen).

I just rediscovered a bunch of (terrible!) semi-comic strips and panels I made a few years back. I’m cleaning them up a little, and will post them here for your amusement.

Here is the first, one of a series of Robox comics (he’s the box-shaped one):

I even found a preface I had written for a handmade Robox book, to be given to a friend, which I never ended up giving to her for various reasons.

First created in 2001, Robox only became popular in 2003. His name comes from the mix of his original name, Boxy, and the word ‘robot’. He is his author’s ultimate form of artistic expression, as she can only draw stick figures. His adventures are loved by big and small alike, as he is very cute. Unfortunately, he can be arrogant and vain. He has many other geometrically-shaped friends, none of which have specific names (yet). This book is a collection of old and new cartoons to lighten your day and make you laugh (or roll your eyes).

I’ll post another Robox comic next Saturday.

Also, Saturday is now known as Silly Saturday. So if you’ve got a blog, write about something a little silly on Saturdays. :)

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About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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