Monkey vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power (Monkey vs. Robot )
This thought-provoking story is told almost completely without words, relying on Kochalka's expressive illustrations of the title characters. For all the book's humorous and charming appearance, beneath the entertaining veneer lies a stirring examination of the dual nature of existence, the dichotomy within the human mind, and our profound effect on the ecological environm...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 26th 2003 by Top Shelf Productions
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It would seem that the theme of the Monkey vs. Robot series would be Nature vs. Science. Sadly, if you hope to get an answer from Mr. Kochalka, you will be mistaken. That age-old saying "it'll all end in tears" has never been more apropos. This novel is extremely graphic, too. And Hopeless.
James Kochalka is an American comic book artist and writer, and rock musician. His comics are noted for their blending of the real and the surreal. Largely autobiographical, Kochalka's cartoon expression of the world around him includes such real-life characters as his wife, children, cat, friends and colleagues, but always filtered through his own observations and flights of whimsy. In March 2011...moreMore about James Kochalka...