Anonymous asked: Forgive me if this has been asked before, but what was the inspiration that gave rise to Girlbot?
You mean other than my own rampant insecurities? Haha, no really.
Ah, actually, I made Girlbot up almost on the spot for a drawing assignment when I was in college at MCAD. I did a triptych of her processing beauty mags, picking flowers, and measuring her waistline, and those three images — the originals having been accidentally thrown away years ago — formed the jumping off point for the comic I decided to make out of it years later.
Girlbot is cobbled together out of my own neuroses and my favorite sci-fi and humor influences. Not very high-concept.