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MAKE Volume 27 Roy Doty Illustration

Everybody makes mistakes, and we’re no exception. After each issue has gone to print, we usually find out we’ve made a mistake or two and post our errata on the magazine volume page and in the Letters section of the subsequent issue as “MAKE: Amends.” For our current volume, we just got perhaps the best errata in 27 volumes:

We incorrectly labeled Roy Doty’s Eureka comic strip “Phffft!” The correct title is “Zippp!” We apologize to Roy, and to fans of onomatopoeia everywhere.

Roy Doty‘s Eureka comic frames have appeared sprinkled throughout the Toolbox section of each issue since Volume 25. Before then, Roy had illustrated the Aha! Puzzle This column for 19 volumes of MAKE (05 thru 23). We absolutely love Roy’s illustrations, and hope to see many more of his works. He has been an illustrator since 1946. No newcomer to the DIY scene, his “Wordless Workshop” ran as a syndicated series for 50 years.

From the Pages of MAKE

MAKE 27MAKE Volume 27, Robots!
The robots have returned! MAKE Volume 27 features a special package with robotics projects for every age and skill level. They play music; they outwit your pets; they learn from their mistakes! In addition, we’ll show you how to build a special aquarium to keep jellyfish, create pre-Edison incandescent lighting, spy via the internet, and make a go-anywhere digital message board! All this and much, much more, in MAKE Volume 27.

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Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

I was an editor for the first 40 volumes of MAKE. The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. Covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made.

Contact me at snowgoli (at) gmail (dot) com.


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  • Peter Simpson

    I *loved* Wordless Workshop!  I’m happy to see Doty is still drawing. I always admired his ability to reduce a clever idea to a series of cartoon panels.  I recognized the style in the above drawing before I saw his signature.  Thanks for starting my day off right!

  • Peter Simpson

    I *loved* Wordless Workshop!  I’m happy to see Doty is still drawing. I always admired his ability to reduce a clever idea to a series of cartoon panels.  I recognized the style in the above drawing before I saw his signature.  Thanks for starting my day off right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.gosnell Christopher Gosnell

    I loved his recent cookie jar alarm using a singing birthday card.  Brilliant!

  • Sebastian Monroy

    How’d she clip it on the zipper when she can’t even reach it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706691123 Arno Brosi

      She could reach it,just not zip it up ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706691123 Arno Brosi

      She could reach it,just not zip it up ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706691123 Arno Brosi

      She could reach it,just not zip it up ;)

    • Peter Simpson

      Extra length of the clip was just enough :-)

  • http://david.rysdam.org/blog/ dr

    I loved Wordless Workshop and I’m surprised and saddened that you can’t buy a collection of them.

  • http://david.rysdam.org/blog/ dr

    I loved Wordless Workshop and I’m surprised and saddened that you can’t buy a collection of them.

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