Tuesday, May 11, 2010


So your stuck on an island with perhaps a bad case of amnesia and your only company is a crab named Carl "who sees himself as perhaps the only sane creature on an island full of weirdos. He has little time for leisure activities that don’t include reading the paper or sleeping and Larry a frantic little nervous wreck of a bird. Because of this, he may just be out of his mind." This is how comic creator Matt Forcum describes his side kick characters in his web-comic "ROBOT BEACH" Whose main character is Robot "and all he has ever known is the island on which he lives. He has no idea how he got there, or how long he has been stranded, but he won’t let that get him down."

I came across ROBOT BEACH'S daily strip that was updated this week and knew I had to write about it, three panels and that was all it took I had to know more. On Matt's website he gives new readers this statement, "Most people don’t know this about me, but I am not supposed to be an animator. If you were to hop into a time machine and travel back in time to ask my grade school self what my career is going to be one day I will tell you that I am going to be a jet pilot. That, or a cartoonist.

So Why Robots? Why a Beach? Believe it or not, this web comic started its life as a simple sketch I created two years ago while I was bored and on a lunch break. I sketched out a little robot and for some reason thought that he might look cute with a surfboard and flower print swim trunks. Something about that little sketch felt fresh and interesting. I knew I was on to something special."

And I will have to agree, I think he is onto something very cool especially considering I'm partial to artificial intelligence and cartoons over the realism of pseudo intellectuals overcrowding urban jungles and homogenizing daily culture. I find this robot and his beach with his sense of humor a breath of fresh air. check out Matt's website @: http://www.robotbeach.com

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