AWESOME ROBOT SCIENCE FICTION ACTION COMIX
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Painter, Michael Mongue, and his son Diego have embarked on a whimsical homespun comic book journey crafting the misadventures of an anthropomorphic robot named Dennis. The story and renderings marry the fantasy riddled musings of a prepubescent boy and the satirical commentaries on pop culture and commercialism of his outsider artist father.
"Awesome Robot Science Fiction Action Comix has a peculiar history. It was never meant to be published. It started as letters left in Diego’s school lunches. Messages of encouragement like, “Have a great day at school”, or “Eat your lunch and work hard” soon dwindled. They were replaced with messages of a stranger nature. “Don’t eat cake from the cafeteria garbage pail”, said one lunch bag insert. Good advice. The single panels lead the way to a series of panels that would become A.R.S.F.A.C. Book One. The book was not written chronologically. Some of the earliest panels were drawn on lined notebook paper. We hoped to achieve a sort of “the kid who doodles in class instead of paying attention look”. They were all redrawn later when Diego and I made the decision to end that look. Wanting to keep an accessible look to the panels, everything is hand-drawn and lettered. Diego was crucial in that decision. He is my primary ally on this project. He is responsible for its style. With his assistance and input our story line expands. He provides jokes, plot ideas, and draws his own robotic misadventures. More of his work will appear later in the series. There is much more in store for our reluctant hero, Dennis the Robot."
- Michael Mongue
- Michael Mongue