The Statue’s Breath

watercolor sketch of a golden-hued humanoid robot fashioned after a muscular male

Appearing in the anthology I Like Robots
Available August 2022

There’s always a danger you’ll fall in love with your work. Dr. Simon Galatea, a renowned but deeply embittered, archeologist does just that. When the story opens, he is at work excavating the find of a lifetime: the remnants of what appear to be a genuine alien robot.


Concept sketch of the robot. 16 in x 12 in, watercolor on paper.

Appearing in:
I Like Robots: A Chidrawgo Magazine Graphic Anthology

170+ pages of robot comics, illustrations, and beyond from over 40 indie creators coming at you this fall!

Stay tuned for updated on where to get your hands on some robot action.

Published by eddy

Edward Ficklin (he/him), the maverick illustrator not afraid to say gay, is a self-taught painter, writer, publisher and sometimes technologist. He creates daring and exquisite queer fantasy art, publishes queer-centered sci-fi comix, and pontificates regularly on a range of topics in his Queer Quantum Dispatch newsletter.

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