Making It by Keith Robinson

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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years 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 said, over 3 years ago

    Too true, the Countdown to Christmas has started!

  3. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 3 years ago

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

  4. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years 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 said, over 3 years 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, over 3 years 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 said, over 3 years 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, over 3 years ago

    always positive

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