Father Robot Updates
Stay up to date on "Father Robot", the forthcoming graphic novel from Fossil Creek Productions and Sequential Imagery Consortium.
After all, self-aware vacuums that also provide transportation for cats (our overlords) is evolution at it's best.
#3 on our list is Lt. Cmdr. Data. A fascinating study in what it means to be alive... a story powerful enough to occupy space in TWO movies (First Contact and Nemesis).
#4. Watson... who apparently has a foul mouth.
#5 in our Top 10 'Bots Countdown... The TERMINATOR (cuz he's Bad to the Bone).
#6. Asimo... the first robot to perform parlor tricks.
"You are who you choose to be."
The Iron Giant is definitely a major influence on Father Robot... and #7 on our top 10 countdown of the best 'bots ever (real + fictional).
If Father Robot were to ever get a dog, this would be it. Meet the (now defunct) Aibo... number 8 on our countdown of best 'bots ever!
Next up in our Top 10 countdown is everyone's favorite cheese-ball robot from the 1980's... Johnny Five. What's your favorite clip?
215 INK FINDS A ROBOT WITH DADDY ISSUES
“Father Robot” created by Kristopher White (“The Thirty Six”) and Sam Garland to debut digitally from 215Ink starting January 2014.
Los Angeles, CA (Thurs, Oct. 31st, 2013) – Publisher 215 Ink adds another talented set of newcomers to their growing roster of creator-owned books. “Father Robot”, created by Kristopher White & Sam Garland, tells the tale of the world’s first self-aware mech on a mission to rescue a little girl from a warzone. The robot happens to believe it is her Dad.
"Father Robot was another undiscovered treasure of the indie community, one we're know will be a great fit with the rest of our lineup," sai
d 215 Ink editor Michael Perkins.
“We’re very excited to partner up with an amazing publisher like 215 Ink. They represent everything that’s great about indie comics,” said writer Kristopher White. White’s previous work includes the critically acclaimed “The Thirty Six” (www.The36.net). White’s partner on the book is artist Sam Garland, a self-published comics illustrator and recent MFA graduate from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.
Based in a fictional world, the story follows Father Robot, the world’s first ever mech unit to achieve self-awareness. Sent to rescue a little girl from a war-torn city, Father Robot believes itself to be her actual dad. The book follows the two’s journey to safety, pursued by enemies and those who would use Father Robot for their own purposes.
Kristopher will be making the official announcement at Stan Lee's Comikaze this weekend in LA. He'll be at booth AA731 with 215 editor Mike Perkins. 215 will be holding portfolio reviews on the opening day of the show from 10-11am and 4-5pm. Updates and info will be posted at Facebook.com/215ink.
215 INK is an independent comic book publisher based in Philadelphia, PA, dedicated to showcasing some of the most original creator-owned titles from some of the best up and coming creators. Formed in 2010 with a single title, Massive Awesome, the company now publishes nearly thirty titles both in print and digitally. More info on their titles can be found on their website 215ink.com.
FOR INQUIRIES CONTACT:
Michael Perkins, Editor- 215 Ink
Kristopher White, Fossil Creek Productions
Mission Comics in San Francisco is featuring some artwork of Sam's in September. There’s going to be some awesome original pages and illustrations from Father Robot and his other work Fall Forward on display. AND, you can pick up a signed copy of Father Robot #1! If you’re around, please stop by for the opening on September 7th. It’s going to be at the gallery in Mission: Comics and Art, the greatest comic shop and art gallery in all of SF!
The Robot Life
Art and Comics from Illustrator Sam Garland (that’s me!)
Mission: Comics and Art
3520 20th St. Suite B
Sam Francisco, CA 94110
Like buttons? So do we! Here's a preview of some of the buttons we'll have available for San Diego Comic Con! AND YES... some of them will be FREE. Visit us in the Small Press Pavilion, Table L-06.
GOING TO WONDER CON? CHECK OUT "THE THIRTY SIX" AND DISCOVER FATHER ROBOT.
Are you going to Wonder Con in Anaheim? Swing by SMALL PRESS TABLE 47 to say hello! We'll happily share details about the next installment of "The Thirty Six", which we're doing in partnership with Golden Apple Comics, and a new project we have in the hopper with artist Sam Garland called "FATHER ROBOT".
We will have exclusive prints of FATHER ROBOT for Wonder Con (you can see him over to your left!) as well as all the usual goodies we have on hand for "The Thirty Six." And if you can't make it to Anaheim, we'll also be at Comic Con this year too! More details to come...
WANT TO GET A SPECIAL COUPON FOR "THE THIRTY SIX"? Check out the original mailer here.
Best... Kristopher White
Hi everyone! Thank you for checking out the blog for "Father Robot!" Perhaps you heard about us at Wonder Con... or perhaps you just stalk the internet for sites that are, well, not really promoted yet. Either way... beinvenudo! Welcome! Dankershane! "Father Robot" is an upcoming graphic novel from Kristopher White & Sam Garland. The idea was born out of a chance meeting at APE 2012 in San Francisco. Kristopher saw the awesome robots that Sam draws and, well, the idea started germinating. By the time Kristopher was back in Los Angeles, the idea was born.
AND WHAT IS THE IDEA? Well, funny you should ask...
“Father Robot” is a new graphic novel by writer Kristopher White & artist Sam Garland. The story follows Father Robot, the first ever mech unit to achieve self-awareness. Father Robot believes itself to be the father of a little girl it was originally sent to rescue from a war-torn city.
The story is set in a world where men fight wars via mech units they control remotely (ala Avatar). Up to this point, there is no such thing as artificial intelligence on the scale of self-aware robots. All that changes when a father is ordered to abandon the defense of the city where his wife and child are seeking shelter. Disobeying orders, he goes AWOL from his unit, intent on rescuing his family. Immediately, the military breaks into his pod and forcefully disconnects him from the unit, essentially killing the robot — and his hopes of rescuing his family. Then the miraculous happens. His mech unit comes to life on its own — the first robot ever to achieve self-awareness. The key is it believes itself to be the Father and continues the mission to rescue the wife and child from the besieged city.