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Latest Updates:
12 July 2008 - Added a second jigsaw puzzle in the 'Robotman Items' section.
08 May 2008 - Added a second set of stickers and an activity book. Both are in the 'Robotman Items' section.
12 February 2006 - Added a 1985 7" vinyl single in the 'Robotman Items' section, along with both songs for your listening pleasure!
31 October 2005 - Added the children's book "The Stolen Ring" in the 'Robotman Items' section.
31 July 2005 - Added two archived webpages teaching English to Japanese speakers using Robotman comics. Check it out in the library.
08 May 2005 - Added some 1990-92 letters to the editor in the library.
20 March 2005 - Added a new Rare Meddick Art section in the library. It features a drawing I got from last week's 1985 interview.
13 March 2005 - Added a really good 1985 interview in the 'Robotman Words' section.
16 January 2005 - Added a fourth signed sketch and a newspaper proof sheet in the 'Robotman Items' section.

"Our saga begins in a binary star system on the outer reaches of the galaxy. There, an incredible humanoid was created by superior beings determined to unlock the secrets of the universe. Once invented, this humanoid's mission was to visit other planets. His ultimate destination - Earth.
Unfortunately, he couldn't make it. Instead, another guy showed up. A guy named ROBOTMAN. Hey, at least he's punctual."
-from Robotman Takes Off, the first collection of strips

Yes, this page is devoted to Robotman, a strip that began in 1985 and is one of the few newspaper comics that's actually changed for the better. Over the years, the character of Robotman lost the heart on his chest and gained a lightning bolt instead. He met a lot of odd people, like his best friend, Monty. After our beloved Robotman left in the late 1990s, the strip continued (and flourished), and eventually it was renamed Monty after its new star. Jim Meddick continues to challenge himself, willing to fall flat on his face with a new idea rather than riding the wave of mediocrity on which other creators seem comfortable. Maybe there's hope for newspaper comics after all.