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Say Hello To Bob the Robot

Bob Channels John Cusack In “Say Anything.” Artwork By Aurailieus Artist.

Bob the Robot is a creation of St. Pete artist “Aurailieus Artist.” Bob has humble beginnings as a cardboard robot – tethered together by duct tape, glue and some metal wiring, mass produced as part of a robotic army set to adorn the halls of the first ever St.Pete Robot Exchange (an annual event in St. Pete to appease our robotic overlords). After a long night of drinking whiskey, and a rice megatron malfunction, the robot became self aware.

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Comic: Sunken Gardens

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Erik Jasek is a local cartoonist and illustrator. Erik has immense love for the city of St. Petersburg as the city’s fruitful music and art scene is a huge motivator for his work. Erik can be often spotted downtown vending comics at festivals, painting for art shows or just having a good time. To contact Erik, email: jurassicjasek@gmail.com.

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A Pier to Connect Us All: Janet Echelman

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On a morning stroll through Vinoy Park, weaving through joggers and the friendly barks of leashed dogs, a particularly stunning sunrise turns the Tampa Bay water gold. Across the water the pier’s absence is evident, as St. Petersburg’s residents dream of a new pier to connect us even more closely to the water.

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Comic: The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum. Comic by Erik Jasek.

Erik Jasek is a local cartoonist and illustrator. Erik has immense love for the city of St. Petersburg as the city’s fruitful music and art scene is a huge motivator for his work. Erik can be often spotted downtown vending comics at festivals, painting for art shows or just having a good time. To contact Erik, email: jurassicjasek@gmail.com.

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