Robot Envy began as a New Year’s resolution. I wanted to start 2012 with a new creative project and I wanted to do something different. Inspired by a childhood filled with robot toys, cartoons and comic books; I figured this was a good place to start. I’ve always drawn robots; a good friend said, “dude, just do a book of robots!” And Robot Envy was born.
What is Robot Envy? The first book is a collection of drawings and sketches that pays homage to a few of my childhood robo-heroes. Cartoon greats like Mazinger, Robotech, Dynamo Joe, Appleseed and, more recently, WALL•E really impacted my interests. I am inspired and humbled by the talents of Doug Rice, Masamune Shirow, Kawamori Shoji, Feng Zhu and many, many others. Robot Envy was successfully funded through Kickstarter.
The next step was the planning the book and (more importantly) presenting the book. Tons of robot books have been done before, and I wanted to make sure my book to stand out. A colleague introduced me to Clibe and their promotional book made by Scout Books. I picked up the book, saw the ink, felt the quality and immediately thought, “this is my book.” I knew I wanted Scout Books to produce Robot Envy. The second book, entitled: Robot Envy: Reconstruction is a sketchbook that is all new, 100% exclusive robot sketches and designs by Robot Envy founder, Dave Pasciuto. The third book, Robot Envy:
Zenith features a collection of the finest robot artwork in existence. One giant robot book with over 65 incredible robot artists from all over the world. Talent like Jake Parker, Dacosta, Emerson Tung and more grace the pages of this book! Zenith literally is the biggest robot art book on the planet! ROBOT ENVY has now grown into a unique Robot Art Gallery and Community. A community created for the love and appreciation of Robot Art, developed by artists for artists!
3d Prints painted by Niko’s Workshop