Keith Robinson is the creator of the weekly comic strip Making It and the keeper of Intellivision, the classic 1980s video game system!
Keith's career started in motion picture and television special effects. In the late 1970s he contributed to History of the World Part I, Little House on the Prairie, and the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Harvey Korman, Bea Arthur, and Art Carney. Really. Keith still consults on advertising and marketing for the Oscar- and Emmy-winning Ultimatte Corp., one of the leading special effects companies in Hollywood.
INTELLIVISION VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
Keith was one of the original programmers for the classic Intellivision video game system. He designed and/or produced the games TRON Solar Sailer, Shark! Shark!, Thin Ice, Hover Force and others. He designed the packaging for over 20 additional Intellivision titles, illustrating many of the covers himself. Now, as co-founder and president of Intellivision Productions, Inc., he is bringing the iconic games, images and sounds of Intellivision to new generations through cell phones, current consoles and the Internet.
MAKING IT COMIC STRIP
Keith's weekly comic strip, Making It: A Survival Guide for Today, began in 1985. It has appeared regularly in over 50 newspapers in the United States and Canada. Three Making It collections have appeared in book form. The strip was the basis for the Sega Genesis video game Normy's Beach Babe-O-Rama. In November 1994, Making It became one of the first comic strips to run regularly on the World Wide Web.
Keith has written and illustrated two humor books currently available in PetSmart stores and online: Love Me, Love My Dog and Love Me, Love My Cat. He has been a regular cartoon contributor to Playboy for over 10 years. His illustrations and articles have appeared in Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, The Los Angeles Times, The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), Fire Rescue, Private Pilot, Western Dairyman, and many other publications. He won the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion for Best Cat Cartoon two years in a row. In 2003, he did the animated sequences for the independent short film Give Me the Chocolate and No One Gets Hurt.
AND SOME PERSONAL INFO...
Keith is a lifelong resident of Manhattan Beach, California. As president of the local Historical Society, he led a successful drive to save and restore the city's 1920 landmark pier. He has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from UCLA, where he was a writer and cartoonist for the Daily Bruin. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society. Weather permitting, which in Southern California it usually does, Keith plays tennis twice a week all year round. Service!
Visit myspace.com/nkrobinson to read Keith's blog and to learn more about Making It and Intellivision!
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