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Bernie's BOT is a creator-owned web comic written by Mike Farah and illustrated by Zane DeGaine. You can read and vote for it in March 2,010's Zuda Comics competition. Winner gets a publishing deal for their web comic. Help us win!!!!
Its the near future, and robots have become part of everyday life. But society isnt the utopia (or dystopia) that many have predicted. The haves and have-nots still exist, and the Meckron family fits squarely in the latter category. A blue-collar factory worker, Roger Meckron works hard to support himself and his 10-year-old daughter, Bernadette (Bernie), in an apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. Elizabeth Meckron, Rogers wife and Bernies mom, left the family more than year ago under mysterious circumstances.
Bernie is a bright, inquisitive kid but socially awkward. She much prefers the company of robots over humans. Because she cant afford to buy one, Bernie decides to build a robotic companion out of spare parts that her father sneaks out of his factory. Using a core engine left by her now-absent mother, Bernie soon completes her creation -- a gangly robot named Thursday.
But questions remain: Can Thursday be trusted? What happened to Bernie's mom? And who (or what) is Tawros?