Adam Levermore has done a lot of amazing things. He’s made stuff for the Can’t Stop the Serenity campaign, the Serenity Travel Posters, Battlestar Galactica Propaganda Posters, funky packaging, the GUI for the popular Super 8 iPhone app, tons of logos and maquettes and websites and more. And he was my cocreator on our Save Hiatus webcomic.
But now, for the first time, he’s illustrated something that wasn’t someone else’s idea.
Over a year ago, he told me he was thinking about robots. This is just something you know you’re going to hear from a friend at some point in your relationship. We talked about a new webcomic and schedules and whatnot, and then we went off and did other things. One of the things he did was quit his job and move to become a full-time illustrator, a daring leap that still impresses me. Since then he has created more wonderful things for other people, and then he went and made a robot print. Which you can now buy.
There is one major reason I like “At the Roburbia Cafe.” Not the quality, I expected that. Not the old-fashioned look or the pulp sci-fi robot style, or the subliminally comforting, pre-aged textures, that’s just Adam. No, what I like is that this is telling a story, and it suggests a future that contains many more Roburbia prints. I want to know more about this world that looks like concept art for “The Iron Giant” or a retro Pixar short. I want to see a small 1950s town where working-class robots go about their business. I want more.
For now, I’ll settle for this. 18″x24″ on acid-free paper, limited to 250 signed and numbered copies, they go on sale Oct. 17 but you can save 20% off the $30 price by pre-ordering them here.