The Source Of All Knowledge in the Robotverse
Monty and Robotman aren't as well known as we fans would like, so tracking down
concrete info can be difficult. To that end, I've assembled a collection of rare
articles and other information so this wonderful comic can finally get the study
Misc. Meddick Info: This is the place
where I put the Jim Meddick stuff (photos mainly) that
doesn't fit anywhere else.
Rare Jim Meddick Art: Here are some rare sketches and comics
by the man himself.
Robotman & Monty Logos: Here are some
logos from the comic strip over the years.
Ascii Robotman: For no
particular reason, here's an ascii portrait of
Robotman, formatted for internet viewing by Paul Chesson.
Learning English With Robotman 01
Learning English With Robotman 02: There
used to be a site called "Seanspot" which featured Japanese-English language and culture
tutorials. Since it no longer appears to up and running, I've taken the liberty of
preserving the Robotman & Monty pages for posterity.
Robotman: Here's a great interview from Cartoonist PROfiles
issue 65 in March 1985. The young Jim Meddick describes how he got the job of drawing
Robotman and how he goes about writing the strip.
The Man Behind Robotman: This is an
interview with Jim Meddick from the Daily Illini's January
30, 1998 edition. This interview was given before the character
Robotman left the strip.
Jim Meddick: The Interview: Here's a fantastic
interview with Jim from the Summer 2001 issue of the comics
magazine Hogan's Alley. It answers quite a few questions about
the strip's origins and how it has changed over the years.
Articles & Historical Documentation
Readers Sound Off: Here are some letters to the
editor, printed in the Houston Chronicle circa 1990-92.
The Origin of Robotman: The
semi-plausible origin of Robotman as uncovered in strips
Meddick's Navy: In the summer of 2000, in an effort to promote
the arts and tourism and to raise funds for local charities, the Milford, Connecticut
Fine Arts Council launched Submarines on Parade, an exhibit of artistically
designed fiberglass submarines. Jim Meddick designed sub #21, "Camouflaged
Submarine." Click here to
go to the original Milford subs website.
What Happened To Robotman: Here is
the riveting tale of how Robotman actually left the comic
strip, complete with dates of publication (circa 1999 - 2000).
Name Change Announcement: This is
essential reading for those who aren't familiar with the
strip. It's the press release about the April 1, 2001
name change from 'Robotman & Monty' to simply 'Monty'.
Name Change Popup: Here's a popup
window that appeared on the Robotman webpage around the time
of the April 1, 2001 name change.
Greg Berg message: Voice actor Greg Berg was kind enough to get in touch with me in 2008, and he provided a few insights into his time as the voice of Robotman in the animated cartoon. Thanks, Greg!