Robots in a Bookshop Cafe

Here’s a silly picture of robots reading in a bookshop cafe.  I liked the idea of something so digital-age as a robot doing something so analog as reading from a paper book.

It was fun to design all the different kinds of robots.  I almost drew it with all sorts of movie/TV robots instead.  You know, brainbots, cybermen,  C-3PO, Wall-E, etc.  But I think I had more fun making up my own.

Not sure if you can tell at this resolution, but this cafe serves oil, batteries, memory sticks, CD’s, and the odd bit of hardware as robot snacks.

Robot Bookshop

Here’s a close-up of the counter.

Robot Coffee Shop - Detail

You ordered an adventure?

This is an illustration inspired by a mini-story posted by A Small Fiction.  Here’s the link to where I found it:  https://www.facebook…

The story went like this:

A dragon was at her door.

“You ordered and adventure?” it said.  It handed her a sword.

“Now what?”

“The tip.”

She poked it.

“You win!”

– A Small Fiction

They have a bunch of small stories like this.  They’re fun.  Check out their page for more.

Anyway, here’s my illustration of it:

You ordered an adventure?

SCBWI Bookstop

The Genie LoopholeThe Genie Loophole written by Paul Maguire and illustrated by Karen B. Jones (me) is now up on the SCBWI Bookstop!  Check it out or browse other great SCBWI titles.

It’s a chapter book with one black and white image per chapter.  Go to my portfolio for a peek at the illustrations.

It’s currently available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.  It would make a great Christmas gift!

Synopsis:

It’s something that has crossed every kid’s mind…  If you were given three wishes, what would they be?  For Teddy Rogers, who one summer discovers a magic bottle on the beach and releases the genie inside, the answer is simple: Wish for a billion more wishes!

What follows is a series of unexpected situations, each crazier than the one before.  Teddy soon learns that unlimited wishes can easily spin out of control… and sometimes into dangerous territory!