This was just one of several stunning steel sculptures created by the folk at RobotSteel.com on view at The Gadget Show at the NEC Birmingham this weekend.
Based in Ireland, RoboSteel designs and creates handmade steel sculptures inspired by science fiction and fantasy films.
The company says it’s completed many commissions for customers from around the world, including promotional props for Hollywood, and futuristic robots for gaming arcades in Japan and Singapore.
Large commissions have included a giant 8foot robot which one lucky winner received from Trukz, an online games company.
I’m surprized they haven’t yet explored comics for inspiration. ABC Warrriors, anyone?
• Read my report on the Gadget Show event on www.weirdandbeard.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.