When Zoe started kindergarten I started adding quick doodles to her lunchbox. It's now evolved into a tradition and while I still have my rushed mornings where I jot off something quickly ("it's a snake") I try to turn out something halfway decent these days. Here's a collection of some of the more recent drawings.
While I'm usually thinking of something at the last minute, last June I decided to do a short comic along the theme of Robot Finds Kitten for her last two weeks of school. Robot Finds Kitten is an old "Zen simulation" game (play it online or learn more about it) and I had already alluded to it in an earlier drawing. But in a universe of infinite robots finding infinite kittens there's no reason not to revisit the idea.
Here's the full comic:
(click image for giant-sized version)
Excuse the not-great quality. Lacking access to a scanner I just took pictures of each drawing and stitched them together.
Not a lot of planning went into this as I sketched it out day by day. After I had the robot playing with the kitten I figured I had to have something else happen to wrap it up.
A few notes in review:
- Most unintentionally amusing panel: the robot using "Robo Pedia" on a giant screen instead of downloading information directly from Space iCloud or whatever. Related: robot must plug in to recharge.
- Favorite panel: kitten plays with robot laser pointer.
- Zoe always uses a "ghost + sword" drawing to indicate adventures in her works, so they are watching some sort of adventure movie there.
- The scale of the window on the spaceship (among other things) is horribly inconsistent.
I've done more comic-type panels mixed in with just drawings so stay tuned for more (maybe).