Alaska Robotics

Earworm’s United State of Pop

Saturday, January 4th 2014 by Pat

I love DJ Earworm’s annual United State of Pop, this year has a weary strength and hopeful beauty. Yeah, I know it’s pop music… but this is more.

This kind of mash-up provides a unique way to absorb and experience the zeitgeist.

Remix culture is important and meaningful work in that field strengthens the case for expanding fair-use and rolling back the crummy laws and sweetheart deals that are destroying the public domain.

Winter Bear

Friday, January 3rd 2014 by Pat

sleepy bear

It’s not unusual to see bears wandering around town but the one I saw last night was up way past his bedtime. Here’s the story by Casey Kelly at KTOO.


Thursday, January 2nd 2014 by Pat


I played a bunch of Zelda over the holidays, “A Link Between Worlds” was a great addition to the series!

I love all the Zelda games, especially the part where Link must gain strength by devouring the hearts of his foes.

Mmm.. this snake has a delicious heart. Mmmm.. Zombie heart! Ghost heart! Omnom.. Ice statue heart! OoooOOOh.. crunchy skull with a heart in it! Ahhh.. most delicious fairy heart, like a tiny piece of candy. So many hearts!

Gull, Francolin & Murre

Tuesday, December 24th 2013 by Pat

Merry Christmas. I got you birds.



Monday, December 16th 2013 by Pat

Whew! It’s been way too long since I posted a comic, keeping myself busy with bear illustrations and Kickstarter projects.

I don’t know if it’s possible but maybe.. maybe.. maaaaaybe my New Years resolution will have something to do with making more comics.

Unfortunately, while well intentioned, my resolutions rarely seem to work. I think I’d better start with a year end’s resolution and see if I can wade through that. One comic a week for the rest of the year. That’s only two comics! I think that’s the kind of commitment I can handle!

ribs future

A Calendar with Bears on it

Tuesday, November 26th 2013 by Pat

You can now pre-order order A Calendar with Bears on it through our store, just click on the little dude below. If you’re in Juneau, come by the gallery next week during gallery walk and pick one up.

A Calendar with Bears on it on Square Market

The pages have little bear sketches and I tried to include all the fun holidays.

Calendar Sample


Here are a few more of the seasonal color illustrations.





… and even more in my previous post!

Bear Calendar

Saturday, November 23rd 2013 by Pat

I’m working on some new bear illustrations for a calendar. I’m getting close to done so I thought I’d share some of my progress. They’ll also be available as individual prints during the December Gallery Walk.

Snow Angelsm
folk bears

Thank You!

Saturday, November 23rd 2013 by Pat

Thank you to everyone who supported our project, we’re excited for the opportunnity to make Alaska Robotics News an ongoing web-series during the legislative session!

To celebrate, I drew you a picture of John Alexander Strong, 2nd governor of the Territory of Alaska. Strong served from 1913-1918 and was forced to resign when they found out he was a Canadian.


I imagine it was like an episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Last Day to Kickstart Alaska Robotics News

Thursday, November 21st 2013 by Pat

Here we go, into the final hours of the fundraiser and we’re closing in on our next goal of $8000!

We spent the last week looking back at our favorite political satire films, let’s cap it off with this one.

Scott McAdams Porno Moustache

Party Time

Wednesday, November 20th 2013 by Pat

The Kickstarter countdown clock has flipped from days to hours. We’ve raised almost enough to produce six episodes of Alaska Robotics News during the 2014 legislative session.

Tea Party Animal

Don’t bring up seagulls around Aaron’s dad. That’s my advice.

You see, there’s no such thing as a seagull, it’s a term only used by the layperson. In fact, it’s very similar to a layperson in that it has no true taxonomic distinction.

A layperson is a Homo sapien, not different from other Homo sapiens, just lacking some fundamental bit of knowledge. The seagull is a gull, same as any other gull, except it happens to live close to the sea.

Most gulls belong to the Larus genus but to further complicate the matter they’re polyphyletic.

And now you’re prepared to enjoy the following short film which we created during the 2010 elections.

The big, white bird line came from a friend who heard it at a laundromat. If you’re going to steal, steal from the best.