Rocket Robinson, a graphic adventure novel for kids set in Egypt in the 1930s

I loved Jonny Quest when I was a kid, and I think my 10-year-old (and I) will love Rocket Robinson, a graphic novel by Sean O'Neill, which reminds me of the 1960s cartoon. Get a taste of it by reading the webcomic, and then chip in to Kickstarter if you dig it.

Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune (or RRPF for short) is a classic adventure story set in Egypt in the 1930s, and follows the exploits of 12-year-old adventurer Rocket Robinson as he tries to unravel the mystery of a hidden, ancient treasure, located somewhere in the city of Cairo. For the last three years, the story has been available online as a webcomic, but unlike many other webcomics, this story was always envisioned as a book. It is a single, stand-alone story, and—although many comic fans around the world have been enjoying reading one page a week—it’s meant to be read cover-to-cover as a book.

The Rocket Robinson Graphic Novel


  1. I’m sure this is a great book but writing “a graphic adventure novel for kids set in Egypt in the 1930s” seems like a pretty specific audience. 

  2. I grew up reading comics usaully it was Bugs, Daffy, Donald, Mickey, Little Lulu and that sort. Mad Magazine I got by subscription, I never really cared about Marvel or the “serious” stories. I graduated from those straight into Zap and all the great maddness of the underground comics. I loved comics then and still do. People of lesser taste and education have suggested my comics habit represents immaturity. I pity them but find most of that ilk cannot be helped.  Ahh well, those of us who know are grateful for the information you provide here. Thanks for the the grins and great reading.

  3. Speaking as a member of the assumed target audience, that is I am 13, I don’t see how this would be effective. The hoped for achievement is to spread comics and therefore boost reading, but with the generation this would apply to, the plan would fall flat. The topic appeals to a narrow audience and even given that, the audience which would benefit from this project are limited further by practical semantics. Take a child, say 10 or even 8, if they’re interested in Egypt they would read this but it is safe to assume that they already read and nurse a curiosity, proving the project rather ineffectual. On the other side of the spectrum, a person who is not already interested and so be the target audience would most likely not be interested in the topic. It’s a good effort but I just fail to see it working with desired effects. 

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