Will Nate Find His Place In The World?

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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.

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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

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7 Comments

  1. DemonDan February 19, 2014 8:07 am 

    I love the Nate the Robot! It is indeed very cute, with lots of good gags and one liners. Not too deep on the story front yet, but certainly with room to grow in that direction if the creator wants.

    • Les Major February 19, 2014 2:25 pm 

      Just think, Jim may not have known about Web Comic Wednesdays if it wasn’t for the post about it on Demon Archives! ;)

      • DemonDan February 19, 2014 4:30 pm 

        Doing what I can. Although to be fair, he probably found out about it more from my post on the Webcomic Underdogs forum.

        • Les Major February 19, 2014 10:26 pm 

          Even better! Either was definitely appreciated! Now I just gotta wrap up the interview between Richard and Marty… Then I can get to some webcomic creator interviews! :D

  2. topjimcomics February 21, 2014 11:14 am 

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my comic! It’s been a long journey with a lot of ups and downs, and I really don’t think I started getting my groove until here in the last year or so, especially art-wise when I got the tablet that I now use.

    And special thanks to DemonDan for pointing me to your reviews, what a great thing to add to Top Web Comics!

    • Les Major February 21, 2014 12:27 pm 

      Thanks to you too Jim! It was a fun read and I definitely hope you’ll continue to find new readers. :D

      • topjimcomics February 21, 2014 12:48 pm 

        Glad you enjoyed it! On Fridays, I post comics on Robohub.org that don’t have continuity. The site is mainly about robot research, so it doesn’t really bring me a lot of traffic, but I really enjoy drawing there because I can put in whatever gag I think of during the week. Of course, that being said, I just finished an 8-part series on Nate traveling to Mars. ..

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