Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Ken's Robot
February 11, 2008
In an email message, my boss wrote, "Ken said that if his robot works, he
can make cds for a lot less than $1 a piece..." Of course, the first thing
that runs through my mind is, "What if Ken's robot ISN'T working?" or more
accurately, "What if it's not working the way it should be working?"
Now, since this is a question regarding robots, I think it's safe to assume
any malfunction implicitly implies that the robot will be rampaging through
town, destroying all in its path, leaving a trail of smoldering ruins in
its wake. Why would a seemingly innocent CD-making robot grow to almost 10
meters tall, and rampage through town using its new-found laser heat-vision
rays? Well, I'd be hard pressed to speculate here, but I'd think it must
have something to do with the Evil Chip.
And while the two foreground characters are supposed to represent me and
my boss, they don't necessarily look a thing like us. I just wanted her
character to be unfazed by it all, after all, it just means Ken's robot
isn't working...just yet. Oh, and that's a tanker truck that it set
on fire with its "laser" in the background.
This also was an experiment. I scanned the image at 1200dpi instead of 300
and then shrunk it back to the normal size in Photoshop. I think it does
look sharper. Oh, and remember to click on the image to see it on a pure
white background...looks much better and easier to read the words.
I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random
sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes
just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly
scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also
am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated
it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of
people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title
provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind
if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search
engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.
Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox
properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't.
I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background
image, just click on the image.
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