New Listing: Run DMC Escher

Now listed for sale on Ebay: Run DMC Escher (2014) Ink & Watercolor
Get this one quick, once it’s gone it’s gone!

NEW BOOK! Lines Between – Drawings & Lyrics

LinesBetweenRobert Emmett – Lines Between – Drawings & Lyrics

*This is a limited edition collection. Only 250 of these will be printed. Once they are gone, they’re gone!
*Each copy signed and numbered
*Contains drawings and song lyrics spanning twenty five years.
*Over fifty songs from Thunk, Mosquitohead, Labrador Dali and more.
*Over fifty full color works of art.
*Prices include shipping.
*Books will start shipping middle of July, but reserve your copy now! They will be numbered in the order that orders are received. And once the limited run is gone, these will not be printed again!

$20.00 – shipping included
– shipping included


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MEOWING ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE: A Collection of Short Fiction and Prose by Robert Emmett

“A book that Philip K. Dick could have written… A twisted sense of humor…” -Tessa B. Dick

$10.00 USA / 15.00 International(Watch this space for a new release coming in July)

Interview for [redacted]

redactedI was interviewed recently by my friend Don G. Ward for a secret organization we both belong to. This is as much of the conversation as can be safely released to the public at this time.

Don G Ward: Hi, Robert. First of all, are you asleep?

Robert Emmett: I don’t believe so. I keep really weird hours. I’m mostly nocturnal. Best time to write.

DGW: Where do you live? Tell us a bit about yourself.

RE: Born in Chicago. Lived around here all my life.

I think I was exposed to Monty Python at too young an age. I heard the Beatles I Am The Walrus at about 7 or 8 years old and it completely blew my mind. It was like seeing in color for the first time. I wanted to grow up to be John Lennon after that. Played in loud weird rock bands for a long time, and I do my weird drawings too. But writing seems to be where I’m meant to be.

DGW: We have a fair a bit in common there, except Chicago. So, how did Meowing... come about?

RE: A few of those stories go back to 1990 or 1991. I wasn’t writing a book. I was just writing little stories. Learning the craft. Over the years they’ve piled up. The idea of putting together a collection of my short stories has been brewing for a good ten years probably. But I never had enough material. Or quality material. I had a good run in the last couple years and wrote a ton of new material. And so I found myself finally ready. I finally had enough good stuff to make a really solid offering I thought.

DGW: What instruments do you play, by the way?

RE: I play guitar and bass. I can fiddle around on just about anything. but really I’m more the songwriter than the musician.

DGW: And obviously Philip K. Dick is one of your influences. Who else has had an impact on you and your writing?

RE: As far as writers… Douglas Adams. Hitchhikers Guide was the first book I read and really enjoyed. Vonnegut. Something in the tone, the mood in his writing I really connect to. I read a lot of Robert Anton Wilson and Principia Discordia and that sort of stuff when I was younger. Anyone who is doing something completely different and doing it well. Salvador Dali. David Lynch. That sort. William Kotzwinkle especially The Fan Man, a book everyone be required to read. Funniest novel you can finish in a night. And literally laugh out loud.

DGW: I’ll have to look up Mr Kotzwinkle.

RE: He’s written a lot of good stuff. I think he was most famous for the novelization of E.T. But The Fan Man is brilliant. Especially if you have known or been a hippie or similar at any point in time.

DGW: Can you read your own writing and enjoy it – or do you want to constantly rewrite it?

RE: I think it depends on my mood. But it is hard to look at it objectively. And I always do find things I could have done better. But I guess that just means I’m still growing as an artist.

DGW: What do you like about the stories in Meowing?

RE: What do I like…

DGW: Yes. Sell it to us!

RE: I like that I really took my time. I didn’t rush out a collection as soon as I could fill 150 pages. These forty-two works are whittled down from about 80 I was considering. Which is out of a few hundred that will never be ready for print. I think for the most part the work is strong and original. I really don’t think there’s too many other books like this one out there.

I like that one of the most common reviews I get about it is a warning to readers that they are going to spit food or drink from laughter. I don’t know why but that makes me giggle.

DGW: And I believe that if we were to buy it from you directly you earn a lot more from it than if we ordered from Amazon? Which is important, I think.

RE: Absolutely. And people do ask us little guys to sign our books. Buying it right from my site I make it part of the package.

DGW: And of course [redacted] members would get a very personalized dedication.

RE: Absolutely. This is my favorite secret organization of all the ones I can mention in present company.

DGW: Thank you for your time, Robert Emmett. Been lovely chatting and hope this motivates a few people to order the book directly from you.

RE: Thanks for doing this Don! Absolute pleasure. I’ll do it again anytime. Thank you so much for the continued support!

DGW: You’re welcome, friend.

Artwork On Ebay!


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Items for sale direct from the artist. These are original, unique items, not prints or reproductions. Robert Emmett is an artist/ writer/ musician from Chicago who often depicts the odd, the offbeat or just plain weird. http:

Back On The Air. New Book Announcement.

I will be back on the air with the always fabulous Flabby Hoffman on June 13th! 1680 AM in Chicago or worldwide

You don’t want to miss this one! I will be using this opportunity to break the news about my NEW BOOK!

Including: What it’s called, what it’s all about, when it comes out, where you can get it, and what you need to do in the meantime to prepare yourself for it’s imminent arrival.

Join the Facebook event page. Keep up to date with details, and be reminded when to tune in!

In Case You Missed It: Flabby Hoffman Show From The Archive

Back in September I was a guest on the Flabby Hoffman Extravagonzo! The show is now up on in case you slept in first time around. I show up right at the :59 minute mark. The whole show is pretty funny but do be warned it is about as raunchy as you can get on broadcast radio.


The Simpsons/ Family Guy Review On Word Of The Nerd

wotnlogo-lilAfter a bit of a break over the summer, I’m happy to announce I’m back with The Word Of The Nerd Online. Here’s my latest Word, a review of the The Simpsons/ Family Guy cross-over.

I have to admit I cringed when I first heard there would be a Family Guy and Simpsons cross-over. Put together they have been on the air for thirty-eight years, approaching 800 episodes…

…Over the years I’ve learned not to get my hopes up about things like this, novelty episodes. This time I dialed down the anticipation even lower that usual.

And I was pleasantly surprised. Some of it was downright hilarious, literally laugh out loud funny. For the most part these two worlds merged together for an hour to coexist and even complement each other…

Tune In 9/27: Flabby Hoffman’s Radio Extravagonzo

Hey Kids! I would like to invite everyone to tune in to Flabby Hoffman’s Radio Extravagonzo on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 PM Central Time. I will be a guest on the show, live on the air, chatting about Meowing On The Answering Machine and whatever other madness brews between Mr. Hoffman and myself.

The show is broadcast live and available at 1680 on your AM dial from strategically positioned locations around Chicagoland. It is also webcast on Q4 Radio at for global availability.

For more on Flabby Hoffman, his Radio Extravagonzo and all his other efforts in making the Chicago artist’s scene that much weirder, please visit

Radio Free Albemuth- Interview with John Alan Simon Part 1

rfaposterPart One of my interview with John Alan Simon, writer/director/producer of Radio Free Albemuth, is now live on Word of the Nerd:

The movie is based on the novel by Philip K Dick, and premieres in theaters today! Check for showtimes and locations and all other details!


Ancient of Days with Tessa B. Dick

Hey folks! Just learned that this coming Monday, May 19, Tessa B Dick will be replaying her interview with me on her Ancient of Days radio show. We talked about my book, Meowing on the Answering Machine, and veered off into numerous, assorted topics– cats, Philip K Dick, aliens, linguistics…

Tune in Monday at 3 PM PST/ 6 PM EST

It was an absolute pleasure to be on the show, Tessa is one of the biggest supporters of my book, a fact that still leaves me reeling.
aRFAbannerIn other PKD related news, I have a new article on Word of the Nerd about the imminent theatrical release of Radio Free Albemuth

John Alan Simon, writer, director and producer of the film, was kind enough to sit down for a chat. We talked about making the film, our shared reverence for PKD, and of course veered off into only-slightly-related tangents. Look for the interview as we get a little closer to June 27.