I’m always on the lookout for new comics from self publishers. Not too long ago, I came across a comic entitled Robbie and Bobby by Jason Poland, a cartoonist living in Houston, Texas. What sold me on trying out this comic was Robbie a robot who is friends with a young boy named Bobby. Robbie can best be described as quirky but lovable while best friend Bobby is seen as a self-obsessed boy that mirrors much of today’s youth.
The first few pages of Robbie and Bobby have slow a start but pick up fast and once it does it’s hard to put the comic down. There are so many great strips in Robbie and Bobby; it makes it hard to pick just one as a favorite. However one that made laugh maybe just a little bit more is one in which Robbie is left heartbroken when his books are replaced by a Kindle. And most people will say “aww” when reading about a milk carton and plastic bottle in love being torn apart. Oh yeah, and Doctor Who fans: there’s something in this comic for you.
I highly recommend checking out Robbie and Bobby. Readers of Liz Prince work will definitely fall in love with Robbie and Bobby. And it’s a great comic for those new to reading comic books. If you want to read more Robbie and Bobby head over to Jason’s web site, where Jason puts up new comics daily. Those of you living in Austin, Texas you can pick up a paper copy of Robbie and Bobby at Austin Books and Comics.