I finally got around to putting the finishing touches on an image inspired from the fantastic Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty. I mentioned the show last year while the first season was initially airing, and my appreciation for the show has grown tremendously since then. I even bought the Season One Blu-ray when it was released, which was a pleasure to watch. In fact, I enjoyed the series so much that I even listened to the bonus commentary, something I rarely do.
The image below shows one of Rick’s creations from the ninth episode of the season, “Something Ricked This Way Comes”. The robot was created by Rick for one singular purpose: to get the butter for Rick’s breakfast. The robot is mainly only in the episode during the opening scene (plus a minor callback gag later) but I thought the scene was hilarious, especially the more I thought about it. Who’s actions were more pointless at the breakfast table: Jerry playing a mindless game with no score or Rick creating a robot to get the butter from 2 feet away?
Anyway, I built a model of the robot in LightWave 3D 2015 and created the set around him to look similar to the breakfast table in the show. The final image is large enough to use as a desktop wallpaper, if you want.
Let me know what you think!
P.S. – According to the official Rick and Morty Facebook page, season two will be airing in the summer!