Who Is Uncle Robot?

Uncle Robot Presents – A retro sci-fi webcomic

Martin Pope

Martin Pope

Writer/Actor/Director Martin Pope was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 11, 1969.  Raised in Columbia, Missouri.  After graduating from high school, he studied theater arts at Truman State University.

Pope’s first play, the award-winning Life on the 6:55, premiered at the University of Missouri in 1986.

During his career, Pope has been a singer-songwriter, a stand-up comic, a playwright, a staff writer for The Cartoon Network, and a comics artist.

 

2012

Creator, Writer, Comics ArtistVorto the Pirate webcomic

 

2011

 

Creator, ArtistUncle Robot Presents

 

2009

 

Actor - Surviving in L.A.

 

2007 – 2006

 

Writer – Cartoon Network’s Class of 3000 (Season 2)

 

2005

 

Adaptor, Director - The Maltese Falcon, The Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Long Beach, CA

 

2004

 

Adaptor - Dracula, The Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Long Beach, CA

 

2003

 

Adaptor, Actor - Sherlock Holmes and the Dangerous Game, The Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Long Beach, CA

 

2002

 

Adaptor, Actor - Hound of the Baskervilles, The Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Long Beach, CA

2 Responses to Who Is Uncle Robot?

  • Glenn says:

    Hi Martin-
    The last 2 pages haven’t had the coded messages at the bottom (to decipher with the Uncle Robot Society Secret Decoder.)
    Are you going to do away with that?
    You should know that the nice high resolution picture you furnish of the Secret Decoder is enough to make your own, with Photoshop and just printing the image twice (or just cutting between alphabets to make a ring to turn.)

    If you had scrambled the Numerical Order it would have been different, and much more difficult to decode messages, but as it is when you have a picture of the docoder you have a decoder, with the first sequence clearly marked (7) which enables you to decode any message since any other number code is in a regular order from 7.
    If you didn’t have (7) visible in the photo there would be nothing to go by and the only way to get a decoder would be to buy one.

    I think that the coded messages are a neat addition to the funky old-time style you have done so well, particulaly when the coded message is in the comic itself, like the message from the General to the Queen.
    If you planned on selling a lot of those decoders it could still work but your marketing needs to change, at least with a new photo of the decoder at an angle to not allow the image to be used to create a working version.
    Also you might consider dropping the cost because $20 after shipping and handling is just too much.
    Perhaps there’s a low-cost solution in offering a do-it-yourself Uncle Robot Society Secret Decoder as a photo that you just print out and make at home. You could charge a few bucks for that photo- a better picture than the one you have now.
    I’m sure that there would still be those who would want to buy the metal version, as a kind of status symbol, but for those of us who just want to have fun a nice little puzzle to make at home would be perfect.

  • Glenn says:

    Ha ha, excellent! I just checked and noticed the cover on the number window. Its good to know that this information is actually being used. Thankyou!

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