I drew this 8-page comic during a weekend home from college in 1997. Comics by Frank Miller and Kent Williams inspired the illustration style. I liked the idea of a villain that could be redeemed, rather than destroyed. Making it a robot that could be neutralized and then reprogrammed seemed like a pretty straightforward scenario.
The cover for Robots Follow Me Home was created in 2019. Printouts of the text were physically distressed, layered together and scanned into the computer. I also took the opportunity to update the robot’s instructions and chest display.
Robots Follow Me Home was first self-published as part of the second edition of Sketches and Streams in 2014.