We are moving to Reno!

Exciting news!  The Contrary Robot family is moving to Reno, Nevada.

We will soon have the Larsen Geekery Labs and Contrary Robot Studio set up in our new location in Reno.  But there may be delays in fulfilling orders placed before March 1, 2017.  If in doubt, contact us and ask about your order before placing it.  Thanks for your patience.  And we will see you online and in Reno.

Jay & Evelyn Larsen

VitruvianBot, coming soon....

Jay here.  I've been working for the last couple of weeks on a Contrary Robot painting of a historical nature.  I was brought to my attention, via secretive messages and ancient documents that Leonard da Vinci actually had a Contrary Robot working with him in his Florence studio.

The Vitruvian Bot painting (watercolor and ink, 24"x18") is my recreation of a journal page from Leonardo Da Roboti, who was also producing designs for a mysterious patron named Johan da Medici.

More information, prints and posters will be available soon, here at ContraryRobot.com.

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The tired, but happy, artist with his new painting.

The tired, but happy, artist with his new painting.

Wild Bot Spot! Contrary Robots are Everywhere

Sometimes those Contrary Robots can even be found hanging around in your very own backyard.  Like these bird feeder bots I caught a glimpse of recently.

Sometimes your troubles really are in your head, especially if your head is a bird feeder.

Sometimes your troubles really are in your head, especially if your head is a bird feeder.

Welcome to Contrary Robot.

LarsenGeekery is now Contrary Robot!

Don't worry, you will still find all of Jay's retro robot art, watercolor paintings, and Evelyn's geeky bags, skirts, patches and more.  We are still the family that geeks together.  But we have found that Contrary Robot was the brand name that seemed to stick with people.

So we will be slowly retiring the LarsenGeekery name and rebranding everything over time with Contrary Robot!

We hope you will join us on this journey.

Jay & Evelyn Larsen

 

Fall is Here

We just finished up Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland.

We had a blast! And will definitely be back next year.

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Evelyn at our RCCC Table

 

Jay being Contrary at RCCC

Upcoming Shows this fall include:

October 24th 2015, Bellingham ComiCon 15 - Bellingham WA

Our favoritist little show.  Bellingham is a fantastic, affordable, family friendly, one-day show.  We love it!  Come and see all the new Contrary Robots and get some Geekery Gear.


October 31-November 1, 2015, Jet City Comic Show - Tacoma WA

Halloween will be a 2 day event in Tacoma this year.  Lots of great guests and Halloween cosplay.  

 

Rose City Location: D11 & D12 for Geekery

Rose City Comic Con in Portland will be Sept 19-20.
Weekend passes are only $40, and day passes are less than that.

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D11 & D12, LarsenGeekery at RCCC 2015

Evelyn will have her best Geekery Gear (bags, skirts, patches, etc.)

And Jay will have his best Contrary Robot Art (Originals, Posters, Prints, Greeting Cards).

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Come to Artists Alley D11 and D12 and say, Hey!

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Jay is debuting a new series of Greeting Cards and Prints at the Show.

You will not be able to purchase these online until after the show.

Come to Rose City Comic Con in Portland and see us and all the great guests and artists.






Rose City Comic Con in Portland

Rose City Comic Con in Portland will be Sept 19-20.
Weekend passes are only $40, and day passes are less than that.

Capt Canada and Jay Larsen at RCCC 2014

Capt Canada and Jay Larsen at RCCC 2014

Evelyn Larsen of LarsenGeekery at RCCC 2014

Evelyn Larsen of LarsenGeekery at RCCC 2014

We had a great time the last couple of years, and we are looking forward to seeing all our Portland friends and lovers of Robots again this year.
We are expanding to 2 tables in Artist Alley.  As soon as RCCC posts table assignments we will post an update and let you know where we will be.

RCCC has a great list of Special Guests and lots of fantastic Artists this year.
Looking forward to seeing: Jason BehnkeKatie ClarkStairwell, the AllredsKelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Will Wheaton, and lots of other great Geeks.

Will we see you there?

Dog Days of Summer

The heat is on, but we are busy painting and sewing to get ready for our fall shows (Rose City, Bellingham, and Jet City).  And we have managed to slip in a few lazy days drinking beer on the back porch.

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May Brings Robots to some Great Pacific Northwest Shows

May is here and with all the spring flowers and grass (that grows too fast) comes some fun Pacific Northwest Shows:

May 2-3, 2015, Normandy Park Art Show and Festival, Normandy Park City Hall, WA
Jay has two paintings entered into the Art Show and he will also be vending his Robot Art and Prints both days of the Festival.  Come support local artists and craftspeople.

May 16, 2015, Bellingham Brick and Toy Fair, Ferndale Events Center, Bellingham, WA
Organised by the same fine folks that bring us the  Bellingham ComiCon  every year, the Brick and Toy Fair focuses on Geeky toys like Lego, Robots and more.  The Larsen's will be there with all the Geeky Goodness.


We hope to see you at one or both of these Western Washington events.
But if you can't make it to a live show, our online stores are always available for your shopping convenience.

Robots Invade Normandy Park

Don't worry, the Robots are friendly, non-threatening watercolor paintings, and they were invited to come to the Art Show and Festival.

Jay Larsen (LarsenGeekery.com)  will have 2 Robot Paintings featured in the Art Show and he will be selling his Robot Art watercolor originals and fine art prints as one of the festival's vendors.

Join the Normandy Park Arts Commission for the 17th annual Arts Festival! Artists, vendors, musical performances, interactive crafts and more, the festival really showcases the talent in our local arts community.  May 2nd and 3rd, 2015
www.normandyparkartsfestival.com

Normandy Park City Hall
801 SW 174th St
Normandy Park WA 98166

Artist Jay Larsen with one of his Retro Robot Watercolor Paintings.

Artist Jay Larsen with one of his Retro Robot Watercolor Paintings.

Get Carried Away

Useful, versatile canvas bags and Robot Art, what a great combination!

Well we think so.  Evelyn has taken Jay's Robot Art and made beautiful patches with genuine Velcro fasteners and put them on her most popular sized bags:

The Map Case Bag, which is really a comic book bag in disguise.
And the European School Bag, which is perfect for a laptop.

Go take a look.  And then take one home.