Making It by Keith Robinson

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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Reminds me of the story of the little pessimist and the little optimist.
    The little pessimist is in a room full of toys, but he’s miserable and won’t play with any of them because he’s afraid he’ll break them and get in trouble, etc.
    The little optimist in in a room full of manure, but he’s as happy as can be. “With all of this s##t around, there has to be a pony somewhere!”

  2. Tom Falco

    Tom Falco GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Too true, the Countdown to Christmas has started!

  3. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, 10 months ago

    At Christmas, he’ll be running back to the beach in the snow.

  4. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Not in SoCal he won’t. When I lived there, we would see the hardcore surf boys out on Christmas Day (in wetsuits, admittedly, but still surfin’).

  5. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ Keith Robinson
    Hey, Keith Robinson, are you checking in at all?
    Still living in MB? We’ve been away from HB for almost 2 decades now, but still miss it every day.
    Still have your books, get them out every now and then for a good laugh.
    I remember your Helbling Bowling Ball Test; that your place was close enough to the beach if you could roll a bowling ball from the front of your house and it ended up in the sand. Ours was the last house on our street (at the very top of a hill) where you could do that.
    Nice to see “Making It” on GoComics.
    (p.s. Years ago set up our coffee table to look like your “What the Well-Dressed Coffee Table is Wearing This Year” cartoon, down to the Ansel Adams and Love is Hell books, and photographed it for a friend’s birthday card. Gave it to him with a copy of your book. It was a hit).

  6. makingitprods

    makingitprods said, 10 months ago

    @Gary McSpook

    Thanks for the kind words and longtime support. Still at The Beach; the Making It studio is currently in Hermosa. If you still have the coffee table photo, I’d love to see it! Send a jpg to Thanks, again, Dude! —Keith Robinson

  7. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    I don’t. It was actually a Poloroid shot with one of the old SX-70 cameras (the one that spit it out the front. I think it was the last photo I ever took with that camera; I recall it was the last shot from that cartridge, so I didn’t get one for myself). Had to get it done quickly for the card, never did take a 35 mm picture of it.
    Still have the table, and the books. Maybe someday I’ll do it over; if so, you’ll get a copy.
    Last time I was in Hermosa (about 10 years ago), it had lost a lot of it’s small beach town charm. I hope there are still cozy pockets where you can get away from the Yuppies and Frat Boiz.


    BRANDON GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    always positive

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