Author: Jon Nielsen
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 1. April 2017
Rating: 2./5. Stars
Summary: Artie is a droid programmed to endlessly perform a single task left in a world abandoned by humans. He is starting to wonder what meaning his task has. But when he and his only friend, Owen, a robotic bird, cast aside the only lives they’ve ever known in search of a brighter future, they encounter others that want nothing but to hold tight to the past. Join Artie the Robot and Owen the Vulture for a light-hearted, sci-fi adventure as they journey far and wide for the answer to one of life’s greatest questions: “Why are we here?”
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Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really wanted to enjoy this book more than I did. The artwork is kind of cute but it did not blow me away and the story is rather boring, which made it a bit hard for me to finish the whole book.
The whole premise of this comics is that Artie, a robot, wants to figure out his purpose. He spent his life traveling through the desert, but he doesn’t know why. Accompanied by his friend Owen, a vulture, he travels through a lot of places in search of an answer.
Sadly, however, there is not real overarching plot except that one question and despite the many but not very interesting locations Artie and Owen traveled too this story couldn’t hold my attention.
The most interesting part of this comics is probably the friendship between Owen and Artie, but despite them being cute together it wasn’t enough to carry this story and make me enjoy it.
All in all, this story is probably for a much younger audience than I am, and I think it might be a nice comic to read to children, but like this, it couldn’t convince me at all.