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 and 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 in 2014 and can be now read in its entirety as part of Sketches and Streams.