GARCIA, DIEGO & MICHAEL MONGUE
"Awesome Robot Science Fiction Action Comix has a peculiar history. It was never meant to be published. It started as letters left in Diego’s school lunches. Messages of encouragement like, “Have a great day at school”, or “Eat your lunch and work hard” soon dwindled. They were replaced with messages of a stranger nature. “Don’t eat cake from the cafeteria garbage pail”, said one lunch bag insert. Good advice. The single panels lead the way to a series of panels that would become A.R.S.F.A.C. Book One. The book was not written chronologically. Some of the earliest panels were drawn on lined notebook paper. We hoped to achieve a sort of “the kid who doodles in class instead of paying attention look”. They were all redrawn later when Diego and I made the decision to end that look. Wanting to keep an accessible look to the panels, everything is hand-drawn and lettered. Diego and my youngest son, Garcia, are crucial in all decisions made. The boys are my primary allies on this project. They are responsible for its style. With their assistance and input our story line expands. Diego & Garcia provide jokes and plot ideas for the robotic misadventures. There is much more in store for our reluctant hero, Dennis the Robot."
- Michael Mongue