Front and back covers to the Bionic Six Super Picture Book. That was a show that was way prettier than it had any right to be, owing to some gorgeous animation work by TMS Entertainment. Here and there, the writing wasn’t too bad, either, since it wasn’t afraid to go tongue-in-cheek; the last episode was a straight-up homage to old Warner Bros. cartoons, centered around what may have been a caricature of Friz Freleng.
Wouldn’t mind seeing the show out on DVD, but I don’t think it’s high on anybody’s priority list…
Front and back scans of a set of Rainbow Brite birthday treat bags.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for… uh… a house for Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller. Well, that’s straight-forward.
Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. My last scan from the book; the others are here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for a mile-high Chicago skyscraper. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for a Pittsburgh civic center. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for seacliff house off the San Francisco bay. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for a Chicago skyscraper. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
So now that Tumblr is allowing self-reblogs again (and I have a lot more followers than when these were originally put up), let’s give these pulp cover scans another spin!
That is some premium killer robot, right there. Up the scale and it could be, like, a monster-of-the-week in a Saturday morning cartoon version of The Iron Giant. … you know, back when cartoons being on Saturday morning were a noteworthy event. And, uh, The Iron Giant was an ongoing marketing concern.
Maybe I was better off referencing Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot.
First robot to speak at a college commencement. In 1984, Robot Redford spoke to the graduating students at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.
Robot Redford was the first robot to speak at a college graduation. Courtesy, Anne Arundel Community College; photographer: Rob Hendry.
Man. Can you imagine being one of those students? You show up for college graduation, hair gelled, permed, or teased to the nines, bedecked ‘neath your robe in Wham! t-shirt, suspenders, and neon socks (1984, remember), and who comes out but a robot imitator of that geezer Robert Redford? You never even SAW The Natural.
Years later, Edward Snowden would attend Anne Arundel Community College. COINCIDENCE?! … probably.
My final scan from The Great Robot Book. Hope you’ve enjoyed this sporadic series, everyone!