A few weeks ago, this Edmonton-based artist embarked on a side trail of sorts; he wrote and illustrated a book titled, “I Came To Conquer Your Planet Earth”. It is currently on sale here. I suggest you buy it before it sells out. I’ve secured a copy for The Roommates even though I haven’t actually paid him for it. He’s that nice of a guy. (But don’t ask him about Coldplay, brazil nuts or Guy Fieri because he won’t have anything nice to say.)
Yes. Quite autobiographical. I am from another planet myself, but I’m not here to kill, just to observe. I find Earth quite fascinating; Much to learn and discover. I urge everyone here not to take anything for granted. Things here are complex to say the least.
Yeah, I mean it has bold cartoons doing funny things so it could be considered a children’s book. It has kissing in it though, so it would depend on the adult if they want to share this with their children. It has a little humor and quirkiness that I think will be caught by both kids and adults alike. Much like most Disney and Pixar animations these days; it is made so both kids and adults can enjoy it.
If I could show another alien around this planet, I would probably introduce them to:
A) Ranch Salad dressing: It’s a flavor that really can go with anything. Except Rolo ice cream – tested and failed.
B) Backyard campfire, with friends: Oh, we would all sit around the flames and exchange stories from the past, and dream about the future and how we can pool our resources together. Also, it would be here that I could see if the alien would change color when introduced to heat.
C) The Ocean: The alien would be enthralled with this element. I mean, there’s probably only one other planet out there that contains water, and I don’t think humans have discovered it yet.
D) Pickles: Mainly just because I’m sure their appearance would resemble a pickle, and that would just be funny. I would then destroy its spaceship, because Earth is a place you can’t just come and visit for a short while. You really need several years here to really grasp and discover its intricacies.
Fantastic question. If I was abducted by an alien, I would bring along:
- a couch so I could introduce them to pillow forts.
- a box of nerds, so once we were out in space I could empty out the package and float around in weightless gravity catching them in my mouth
- flowers, as a thank you gift for their hospitality.
4 thoughts on “I Came To Conquer (sort of)- 5 Questions with Jared Robinson”
Dude!! Honored I am to have been featured in your blog. Stoked to have this book finally out. Thanks for the highlight!
Omar, this is great! I am so proud of Jared and quite honored that his first ever book was written for me! Having the original is something that will be forever treasured in our home!
Epic! Love it!
I have noticed the Coldplay thing with this alien that i have yet to meet.
I think i may just pick up a copy of this book!