Nate the Robot has had some problems. Like losing his job, a few times. Will he ever find his place in the world? That’s yet to be seen, but so far it hasn’t worked out too well. So far though his family has stuck by him and this story that took a hiatus for a couple years after it’s 2009 – late 2010 launch has been doing well continuing his story over the past two years. This is a comic strip style story with lots of comedy.
The tale of Nate takes it’s time as he explores various options, discusses life with his father, and even occasionally spends time with his younger brother. Nate’s “father” seems to be potentially his creator I assume, since his father and brother are humans. Chana, Nate’s wife, is a robot however like him.
Comedy in these strips range from puns to more tech humour which works well for the series. Each page is usually ends in a cute comical quip, making the web comic a fun and quick read to enjoy. The art style changes throughout but it’s important to note the time this comic spans. Between the leap from 2010 to 2012, Nate’s wife Chana especially takes on a newer look, fitting in more with her husband’s appearance.
Nate’s struggle to fit in is more so his focus on finding a new job. It’s sometimes difficult to decide what to do when you’re presented with job loss and as a married man Nate is left wondering what to do next. In “Nate gets a temp job” strips, our robot friend struggles with tasks that he just doesn’t quite fit in to.
The series takes rare breaks to include comics by Carson, an 8 year old series creator Jim Haas knows through his son. They are cute additions to the archives that add more variety to Nate the Robot’s library. There are other guest comics and fan art throughout as well.
It’s worth giving Nate the Robot a read. It’s easy to forget at times that this is a story about a robot couple, so the cute outcomes in each comic can often make you smile. To start at the beginning, check out the comic over here: http://natetherobot.com/Default.aspx?comicId=1