Monday, April 16, 2012

ERRANT TRANSMISSION


DEAR READERS OF THIS WEBSITE: 1) I am sorry I have not touched this website since February (that is about 20 years in Internet years), 2) Please direct your browser to MY TUMBLR for the content that I used to be good about putting here.  As soon as I can get someone good with THE INTERNET and its UNDERLYING SORCERY this URL will direct to the aforementioned tumblr where THINGS OCCUR. 

Also there is TWITTER and FACEBOOK.


WHAT YOU'VE MISSED:







Tuesday, January 10, 2012

481 (Menace)



Ink/Digital, 2012

Hello again, 2012.  Finally, I must cautiously poke my head up from the earth in this barely-new-anymore year in which we live, testing the air for poison and ground for solidity, waiting for the End of Human Days*.





*As the robots will come to call this period in a decade or so

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hapy New Year, Thanks Thanks Thanks (2011)

Look at that, the year is over!

First of all, I know I haven’t been updating in any meaningful way for a month or so, but maybe you know how the month of December is.  The month of December is busy, so I was busy.

Enough about that!  Here’s what I want to talk about: how great all the people of the internet have been to me/this site this year.  Here, let me thank some of them:

KOTAKU and io9

These two supermassive sites both featured work that I did....twice.  Each time they did so a massive amount of people were exposed to my work, and  lots of them even said nice things about it.  It was nuts that I was on those websites.

Justin Rampage

Justin is a main guy of tumblr (and also the rest of the internet, whether they know it or not), as far as people who enjoy awesome art are concerned.  Mr. Rampage is likely responsible for the bulk of my tumblr followers as a result of reblogging/featuring posts of mine more frequently than I would ever expect, but more importantly his site is often the first place I’m exposed to the fantastic work of a number of awesome designers/artists/nerds.

Gamefreaks

Another tumblr mainstay, the editors at Gamefreaks were wonderful enough to feature my work on their heavily-followed page.  What’s more, they provide Actual News About Videogames to me, which is an important service that I appreciate very much.

Etsy


Throughout 2011 the folks running the scene over at Etsy (what’s up, DeMarko) made a number of HUGE improvements to the site (sorting search results by relevance, awesome statistics/analytics information, more complicated computer stuff I can’t sum up in 3 words) and very clearly worked their asses off to improve an already-excellent marketplace, which absolutely contributed to the enormous rise in the number of generous, supportive, enthusiastic Etsy users who actually purchased things I made.  I like my real job (working in a library) but there were months this year that I paid my rent using money I made drawing robots on the internet.  That’s Etsy, you guys - a website that isn’t just posters telling you to keep calm and moustache moustache.

RedBubble

RedBubble made it tremendously easy to put my designs on shirts, show those shirts to people on the internet, and facilitate the creation and distribution of shirts to people who wanted to wear them on their bodies.  Also they’re from Australia.


Anyone Reading This Now

Thanks for being a part of The Daily Robot!

Maybe Next Year I’ll manage to not go two to three weeks without updating this site.  Maybe that’s a resolution.

Happy new year everyone.

Miles D

Thursday, December 8, 2011

480, 481 (X, Zero)



Mega Man X and Zero limited-edition posters available at Etsy, just barely in time for Christmas!  I’m only making 25 of these sets, much like the Mario Paint and Robot Masters of Mega Man 2 sets you may have seen here before.  Take a Look!
What? of course they’re also T-Shirts and iPhone Cases at RedBubble!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cybernetic Monday



ALRIGHT YOU GUYS.

EVERYBODY knows that, between late November and the end of December anyone with any relation to any business of any kind will HASSLE YOU and BORE YOU and LIE TO YOU about how GREAT their HOLIDAY SEASON DEALS are.

I AM NO EXCEPTION except for the lying part, so please, bear with me.  Today is “Cyber Monday,” which is a stupid name for anything, but “Sales at Online Retailers Monday” doesn’t sound as good, except that S.O.R.M. makes for a decent CYBER acronym and COUPON CODE.  So, maybe you would like to purchase items on the INTERNET?

GOOD.  I’m doing a Cyber Monday sale at my Etsy shop, which, by the way, is probably a decent place to get gifts for gamers and robot-lovers.  Use the coupon code SOARM11 and save 15% off your entire order.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t even believe in Mondays, it still works.  I’ve added a handful of new items including reprints of the much beloved Portal Gun posters, MEGA MAN MAGNETS, a weird CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT, postcards with ROBOTS ON THEM, etcetera, etcetera.  This coupon code is live NOW and will remain so for the next 26 hours, or until SORM ends in the PACIFIC TIME ZONE.

Friday, November 25, 2011

BOT FRIDAY!



RedBubble is offering 25% off ALL iPhone cases on this the Blackest of Fridays.  If you were thinking about grabbing one of my designs in iPhone case form TODAY would be an EXCELLENT day to do so!  Did I mention that iPhone cases fit in stockings?  That seems somehow RELEVANT.
Go HERE to browse my selection, don't forget to use the code BLACKFRIDAY5 when you check out!