Friday, July 26, 2013

BORIS Robot of Leisure

Anyone looking out for something from the Toronto indie scene ought to check out 'BORIS Robot of Leisure' by Katharine Miller.

BORIS: ROBOT OF LEISURE is a graphic novel that blends retro-futuristic science fiction, mid-century cocktail culture and silent comedy into a timely and surprisingly human story of one robot’s pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.

Meet Boris—a gentle robot equipped with curiosity, ingenuity, and the ability to mix the perfect martini. Designed as an integral part of a “house of the future” known as Zükünfthaus, this recreation specialist finds his programming insufficient when the future is different than expected. Boris distracts himself from anxieties through dancing, cocktails, costumes, pillow fights and road trips.