Robot Hug is a marvelous comic and when I read Shortages I was compelled to draw this in reply. I like writing letters to nifty people.

The Things have a soft spot for the Moon and hung out with it for a few comics way way back at comic 53. It’s funny how cake leads to moon leads to cheese and robots!

I feel like I need to apologize to the moon… not for sending it off to be eaten, but for rotating it around and disrespecting its shadows! This is a photo of the moon that was taken with my actual iphone!

A fabulous grad student helping out at the Mauna Kea Visitors Information Station helped me take this picture of the moon by holding the phone up to the telescope. The moon was too bright to be seen clearly with your eye on the scope, but the picture came out wonderfully. Thank you un-named graduate student!