New Comic Alert: 'We The Robots'by The GoComics Team
Ever feel like you're simply going through the motions? Ever start to feel depressed as your dreams go unfulfilled and your identity becomes inextricably tied to societal expectations on your slow march toward oblivion? That, friends, is the stuff of existential dread. But don't worry, Bob from We The Robots has got it way worse than you, me or anyone you know. And it's hilarious.
Bob and his geometric mechanical family live out their days a lot like many human households. Bob goes to a job where he fills out spreadsheets, gets yelled at by his boss, and carries on banal conversations with coworkers he'll never consider friends. His young son suffers through a school system designed to crush critical thinking and the expectation of social mobility. His daughter contends with consumer-based teenage peer pressures. His wife must deal with all of them, plus a penchant for designer dogs. But through seasonal affective disorders, projectile vomiting sessions, tireless chores and other trials, they remain a loving family. It's just in their programming. Or is it?! Does free will exist at all?!
*Ahem, moving on...
Originally created by artist Chris Harding in 2007, WTR ran for two years before a nearly seven-year hiatus. Though its April Fool's Day 2016 return had some suspect timing, WTR's been back in business since, giving fans something of an existential dread update -- let's call it ED 2.0. It questions the universe and our tiny role in it so you don't have to.
Check out We The Robots today for your ED 2.0 fix today.