BORIS!: Robot of Leisure

Sparkling Observationalist Books
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 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. 
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. 

Set in our post-atomic age, BORIS: ROBOT OF LEISURE reflects the reality of the early 21st century—society has abandoned space-age novelties like robot helpers and fully automated homes, leaving Boris and his Zükünfthaus as relics from an unrealized future. The world of The Jetsons never came to pass. But then, Boris has more fun than their maid Rosie ever did. 
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About the author

 Katharine is the author of The Curable Romantic: Advice for the Romance-Impaired, the best-selling 30 Failures by Age 30, and the author-illustrator of BORIS: Robot of Leisure. Katharine also an artist and graphic designer specializing in low-brow pop art inspired by 20th century popular culture. Katharine’s paintings, part of her Robot of Leisure series, have been exhibited in galleries and public spaces across North America. View more of her work at

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Sparkling Observationalist Books
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Published on
Apr 9, 2016
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Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
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