Monkey vs. Robot: The Complete Epic

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-10-27
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

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A magnum opus from one of the giants of indie cartooning finally gets its due -- in full color, and expanded with a new 120-page grand finale!

Since the dawn of time, the eternal struggle of Monkey Vs. Robot has captivated the hearts of comics fans everywhere. Now, creator James Kochalka and Top Shelf Productions celebrate the 20th anniversary of this timeless epic with a jaw-dropping deluxe collection. Both of the original black & white graphic novels, Monkey Vs. Robot and Monkey Vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power, have been newly colored by James Kochalka for this edition! In addition, Kochalka completes the trilogy with a brand-new graphic novel appearing here for the first time, Monkey Vs. Robot in Love. That's right, this book has it all... brutal combat and tender moments alike.

With animal fury and silicon precision, this definitive collection will satisfy both the monkey and the robot inside every one of us.

A factory of self-replicating robots is stripping the jungle of its natural resources, threatening a colony of nearby monkeys. Tentative encounters between the two groups quickly escalate into all-out war. But beware: the charm and humor of Kochalka's whimsical cartooning conceals a profound examination of humanity's relationship with our environment and the duality within the human mind. It's a modern-day fable for adults and kids alike, based on the age-old struggle between instinct and reason, nature and technology.

Author Biography

James Kochalka is, without question, one of the most unique and prolific alternative cartoonists working in America today. His comics have been published internationally by almost every alternative comics publisher; he's recorded several music albums under the name James Kochalka Superstar (making him a favorite at college radio stations across the country); and he's developed animated cartoons for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Hangover.

He is the first official Cartoonist Laureate of the state of Vermont, appointed in 2011.

Among his best-known works are the Monkey vs Robot series, the Eisner-Award-winning Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher series for children, the Glorkian Warrior series, and his magnum opus, the decade-plus span of daily diary comics known as American Elf.

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