A Robot From an Alternate History Visits Our World

By Zack Smith

Veteran comics creator Paul Guinan achieved an unusual cult following by crafting a series of faked historical documents and images depicting a robot named Boilerplate.  The mechanical man earned a huge following from historical buffs, online fans, and even a place in a parody of historical thrillers.  Now, Boilerplate finally gets his due with a new collection, Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel from Abrams Image that came out on Oct.1.  We chatted with Guinan about his fabulous hoax, whose  history you can read online here.